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“A woman with bangs blows on a dandelion, scattering its seeds” by Nine Köpfer on Unsplash

Sometimes, it’s hard not to compare against all of the things that we are constantly bombarded with on the internet. Those in our social networks flood our feed with statuses, photographs, and videos which give us a window into their daily lives. We watch what other people are doing and how they are living their lives. We then flip the switch, look at our own lives, and ask ourselves, “What am I doing with my life?”

In life, sometimes we’re unable to differentiate between the things that we want from the things that we need. We see the things that other people have and we wonder why we don’t have that too.

When I go online and see people posting about superficial things, material possessions — their high fashion clothing, their fancy cars, their beautiful homes, all I think to myself is that I just want the simple things. This is what I want, and this is all I really need.

I want good health.

I want to be loved.

I want to be around those whom I love.

I want to see the world.

I want to do good in the world.

I want to create lasting relationships with people.

I want to understand people.

I want to bring people joy.

I want to have joy.

I want to be happy.

Too often do we place such emphasis on the physical things. But, life is too short for that. If you were to lose everything you owned, what would you be left with?

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Part-time Writer & Full-time Digital Advertising Expert in Queens, New York. Avid runner & Plant Mom. I write about writing and life. lindseylazarte.com

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