Hungriness is in the nature of human being. People are never satisfied with what they have. They always want something better, something more valuable. Our wants and desires are never-ending. It is not always about our needs. Generally, everybody wants more than his or her needs, you can say that it is our greed. The desires of human are unlimited. If one has home, then he wants to buy a car, if he affords car, then a better life partner, more money, luxury life etc. We all are in the race of wanting something better in our life. It’s a universal truth, may be few people are exception, but mostly have the same thinking. We always try to achieve something better in life, if you have a good job then you want promotions. If you have your own company then you want to make it bigger with higher turnovers.
It all happens because when we look around ourselves then there are always some people around, who are doing good as compare to us. Sometimes due to jealousy and sometimes because of competition, we want to achieve more and more in whole life. And because of this, we never satisfied with what we have.
Generally, it’s good that we want to achieve something more in our life. And we always do good and try at our level best for whatever we want. I am not saying that it is a bad habit, but due to this competition we forgot to enjoy little things some moments that will never be back again, moments that we can’t live again. Here I am giving you a very small example: How many of you have infants in your home, may be your own kids. You don’t realize that when your little bundle of joy, your munchkin becomes toddler. Did you remember that tiny feet step with whom your baby started walking ? A child laugh is one of the only purest thing in this world. Nothing is better than this. You can forget your all worries after seeing a child laugh. Your parents, who are getting older day by day, how much time you gave to them ? Do you get them back in future after losing them ? Your partner who wants only your time, with each passing day he or she also getting older. You never get back them as same. Only few planned trips, or some enjoy in weekends, is it really enough for your loved ones ? Ask from yourself, are you giving your best to your family ?
Look, I don’t mean that you are wrong, or you should not do work hard for achieving your dreams. You can do anything you want but I just want to say that are you happy with your life or your loved one’s also happy ? It’s all about how you managed your life or how you balanced it ?
So let’s come to the topic, here are some reason’s why you never satisfied with things that you already have :
High expectations – It’s a very big reason of never get satisfied with things. Our expectations are something that also drive us. NO matter how much we achieve in life, it won’t stay long so we want more. We set some goal yesterday, today we achieve it and again in next moment we set another goal to achieve. This cycle always works in continuation.
Other people have something that is better than what we have– Its all about facility that we have, fashion trends, lavish lifestyle and because the bad habit of comparing our lives with others, or you can say because of our competitional spirit.
Jealousy factor – We all denied it but somewhere inside ourselves we all have that little thing called jealousy. It is also a big reason of our unsatisfaction. Many of us are not that type but all human being are not similar.
We never appreciate the things that we have – We all know that it’s true. Even we don’t want to talk about the things that we already have in our life. We don’t want to see those who are at middle or lower class as compare to us. We always look at upper higher class so we never get satisfied.
One more important thing here is, if we feel satisfied we would never be motivated to do anything in life. It is the biggest way to being motivated. You keep busy yourself always to achieve something new and important.
How to deal with it :
It is important to control these type of unsatisfaction from life, due to this you can’t live a happy life. Don’t compare your self from others. Self satisfactions is must if you want to leave this habit. In order to achieve self satisfaction you must stop yourself from looking in everyone’s life. Try to understand that everyone has their own space and their own lifestyle. It is not necessary that we also have the same thing that the other one has. Never underestimate yourself and your achievements.
Start celebrate your small victories and wins. Be happy with whatever you have. Understand one thing that it’s not always possible to get success all the time people try several times for getting success after that they achieved, so never assume that you get success every time in your first attempt for things.
Always show gratitude to those who are good to you, not just from external side but from depth of your heart.
I almost say in my every post that meditation is a very good therapy for everything so you can also try this.