The society we live in is driven by Money....It creates in our mind a distorted image of happiness leading us to believe that the latest fashion, the newest car, the bigger house.....will make us happier, and we are all buying into it ( literally)
Think about the end of your life, will you be happier knowing that you left a legacy behind you, that you are loved, cherished and will be missed, that you made a difference in other people's life? At that critical time your material possesion will not matter, after all is done and said, all that matter is LOVE, and only LOVE, we all know that "Money can't buy me love"
Our homes are filled to the rim with hundreds and hundreds of objects which don't seem to make us happier but rather overwhelmed, one needs to keep all those things organized, and if you have children, you are familiar with the aggravation of getting a child to clean his room. We had an eye opening experience when, as a family, we watched the documentary "Bag it" ( click for a link to their site). We learned that not only all our possessions made our life so much more complicated, it also killed the animals and destroyed the planet. This is when my three wonderful boys, 15, 10 and 7, my husband and myself said "Enough already!" and we started our journey toward a simpler and happier life.