Have you ever felt like you’re on an endless quest, chasing after one thing after another, and no matter what you achieve, that feeling of satisfaction never sticks around for long? Welcome to being insatiable: Although annoying, this constant desire for more is woven into the very fabric of our being.
Picture our ancient ancestors roaming the wild. Survival was the name of the game, and wanting more was a survival strategy. It was hardwired into their minds to gather as much as they could – food, shelter, and other resources – to weather the unpredictable storms of life. Fast forward to today, and this ancient urge still lingers, whispering that more is better.
Keeping Up With the Kardashians
Social media, flashy ads, and even those reality TV shows that promise a glimpse into the ‘good life’ have a way of convincing us that we need more to be happy. One of the most popular shows of our time is a prime example for the constant need for more. The culture around us sends a constant message: if you’re not striving for more, you’re missing out.
FOMO: Fear of Missing Out
Everyone seems to be on some fabulous adventure, dining at the coolest places, or getting promotions left and right. Suddenly, your own life feels a little less exciting. The fear of missing out nudges you to join the race for more – more experiences, more likes, more everything.
So What Do I Do Now?
While wanting to grow and achieve is fantastic, it’s essential to find your rhythm between ambition and contentment. It’s like savoring a delicious meal – you enjoy every bite, but you’re not in a rush to finish it all at once. Practicing mindfulness and gratitude can help you hit the brakes on the ‘more’ train and appreciate the ‘now’ a little more. So, there you have it – the tale of the insatiable human spirit. We’re wired to want more, and there’s no need to fight it tooth and nail. It’s about striking a balance between embracing your inner explorer and finding joy in the little things you’ve already got. Maybe, just maybe, the secret to satisfaction isn’t always about piling up the ‘more’ but discovering the ‘enough’ that’s been right here, waiting to be noticed.