There is much I want, but how do I prioritize?
New distractions constantly arise
In the form of things shiny and bright
Letting my values get out of sight
Suddenly the desire for material things
Becomes stronger, pulls at my purse strings
Making me fall under the dangerous impression
That life would be better with a shiny new possession
Once acquired, the novelty of that object wears off fast
The thrill provided by a highly prized item does not last
Cognitively I understand this fact quite well
But the desire to buy more objects is not quelled..
When I think deeply, I do not really want
To acquire bright things, there’s no reason to flaunt
Possessions that are meant just to be used
But I confess my priorities are often confused
I often take pride in things inanimate
Until someone bursts my bubble, and my enthusiasm abates
Then I go back to the abstract values that bring
More meaning to life than shiny new things..