Sunday, April 15, 2012

Happiness is....

... a little something to think about!! :)
saw this alongside the road. somewhere between lynn and revere, where traffic always seems to be congested. at least during the weekend. gave me time to take a picture of this sign. wonder if it was inspired by the coke advertisement behind...

5 comments:

Steffe said...

Sounds correct to me.

biebkriebels said...

Funny you got them together. I am wondering too if it is by coincidence. Not only churches have signs I see. I never see those things in the Netherlands. American people like to make public quotes apparently.

Tim said...

when thinking about it, there really is no difference between wanting what you have and having what you want. Because if the latter is what you want, the phrase becomes:

I want to want what i have

also: it's useless to want to want something. you can usually not change how you feel about stuff, based on the stuff's availability. To do so would be to be an opportunist. Ah, let me become crazy about corn, since i live in mexico. Then i want what i have. But if deep down you can't stand corn, it would be better to relocate (so that you can "have what you want"). So basically this sign teaches us to contend with what we have. But that's only an appropriate advice if what we have is satisfactory to begin with.

Anonymous said...

Apologize for the intrusion but could not resist. On its own, it seems to be rather simplistic statement. I feel, like everything else in life, finding that delicate balance somewhere in between the extremes (ambition and content in this case), that suits ones own personality, is where the happiness truly lies. However, the context of this message (in the picture there is a coke-ad in the background) makes it a bit more interesting. In a system, where we are constantly bombarded with commercial messages designed to engineer our minds to crave the newest products and foster that chronic hunger for more, it is a reminder from the other perspective to appreciate what we have.

NixBlog said...

True story!