By Casey Grey
I often feel like a kid trapped in an adult body. Not because I want to play hide-and-go-seek or tag, but because of the thoughts that run through my mind.
Just like a kid, I see something I like and I want it. Cars, houses, trucks, trips, clothes, watches, technology, etc. I just saw a bunch of beautiful VW vans that I wanted! The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence, right?
Are these thoughts a bad thing? Or just a human thing?
If you think about it, the majority of what we have in western civilization are luxuries, not necessities.
Almost everything I have I don't need. To survive all I would need is water, food and shelter. I don't need the computer I'm typing on right now. I don't need the couch I'm sitting on right now. I don't need the 1977 VW Van I just camped in all weekend. I don't need hot water. I don't need... Well, you get the point.
So what do we do?
I believe we just need to stay true to our values. If you stay true to your values, the grass will not be greener on the other side on the other side of the fence. It will just be different grass.