There’s always more

Most people with food, clothing, and shelter–and usually a whole lot more–are not content with what they have.  They want more.  Because there’s always more to be acquired, they’re always discontented.  Here’s New York Times columnist, David Brooks, making this point in reference to news-before-he-was-dropped-anchor Brian Williams, who lied about his Iraq adventures: “The sad part is the reminder that no matter how high you go in life and no matter how many accolades you win, its never enough [for most people].  The desire for even more  admiration races ahead.  Career success never really satisfies [most people].  Even very famous people can do self-destructive things in an attempt to seem just a little cooler”. [New York Times, 2/10/15, A19.] There’s always more. If you won’t be content until you have more, you’ll never be content.

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George Beam is an educator and author. The perspectives that inform his interpretations of the topics of this blog–-as well as his other writings and university courses -–are system analysis, behaviorism, and Internet effects. Specific interests include quality management, methodology, and politics. He is Associate Professor Emeritus, Department of Public Administration; Affiliated Faculty, Department of Political Science; and, previously, Head, Department of Public Administration, University of Illinois at Chicago
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