Everything I need, nothing to lose

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When a person has all they need...

When a person has everything they need, does this bore them, or turn them into philanthropists? What would you do? This Hub is answer to this question asked by Edlira on HubPages 02/27/2011.

Have everything you need?

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If I felt that I had everything I need, what would I...

The very first thing that popped into my head, and heart was; then I would be able to find more ways to help others who do not have enough.

Boredom is not a problem ever. I can always entertain myself. Sometimes I exhibit tendencies of ADD. Sweetsusieg first published the "shiny things" problem, I am in complete agreement.

We only have a certain allotment of seconds and minutes in each day. Mine is probably an odd-ball opinion, but I do not think, human beings going faster is the solution to humankind's destiny. Are we so desperate to go faster, that we are mashing atoms? Slowing down, and caring for our local areas is a wise course to consider.

For those who feel they have everything they need, to keep from get bored, they can cure that boredom by getting involved with helping to spread resources to others. The community, neighbors, the Village. .


There were times I did not think I had everything I needed...

There were sure times, I did not think I had everything I needed.

The kicker is I survived. Making it to five decades, made me realize I did get what I needed every day I witnessed another Sunrise, or Afternoon sounds. Each day that I wake up and have a roof over my head, a warm bed to sleep in, food to eat, am healthy, can see, hear, walk - I count it all as bonus.

I am heavily influenced by some of the Rolling Stones songs, Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones, has crooned for decades, "You may not always get what you want, but you always get what you need. " (I think that is mostly true). I sang it until I believe it.


You can't always get what you want, The Rolling Stones

shoe the children with no shoes...house the people living in the streets

The Rolling Stones: You can't always get what you want

Fly Like an Eagle, feed the babies that don't have enough to eat...

Is it odd that generally people with lower incomes, poorer communities and even States (in N. America) who struggle often are the first to reach out and help someone else, or a cause that is struggling. Those who have had to host, hostess, or serve food and/or alcohol, are the better tippers.

If a person owns a decent small business, they often pay their employees better than the big outlets?

Philanthropists are the ultra wealthy who use their freedom to develop in other aspects of society, by helping those less fortunate. The many who do not have everything they need. The Administrative Assistant that has one child, and takes home enough from her much deducted paycheck, to feed her child, but not her all the time. In the land of Plenty, Gracious Skies and Majesties, there are many people going hungry. There are not enough resources Good Question thanks for asking Edira "How would you feel if you had everything you needed?

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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Count on Lilly for great Hubs!


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LillyGrillzit 5 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

@WillStarr, thank you. You are quick on the draw, thank you for the read and nice comment. :0)


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Tankadin 5 years ago

Excellent hub. I really enjoyed it. Thanks


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LillyGrillzit 5 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

@Tankadin, thank you for reading and commenting. :0)


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BobbiRant 5 years ago from New York

Great hub. It's rare when a person feels content with what they have and not feel like they are running through life missing something. Great take on being content.


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LillyGrillzit 5 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Dear Ms. Bobbi, it would be dishonest to not admit that this past few years have been a struggle, with many disappointments and sorrow. One bad day away from...to say that I have not cried, worked myself into a Migraine of the century, but it is because of the paths I chose Not. I the Strong one has had to learn to lean on others. This is why writing is so therapeutic. Although there has been anguish, tears, brief temptations of suicide, the sexless, moneyless moments, and they are what really sell, but it is coming to a conclusion upon closing...thinking of those around the Globe, in Indonesia, Bangladesh, India, South Dakota, in Alabama, New York, Detroit, there is 3rd world poverty. Our Globe has been stripped of most of her Glory to be made into an oil producing desert, because Humans are not content to go slow. We are losing species, habitat, ocean, pollinators...Considering all things, I am blessed. What I want, is to help others, and do not have enough to help others who are in much worse poverty. Now you got me rantin' Ms Bobbi. Love your work, and words. Thank you.


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dallas93444 5 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

One of your greatest gifts is of one of self-love. You share this love with others....

Flag up!


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LillyGrillzit 5 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

dallas93444, thank you. Thanks for the up! :0)


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thougtforce 5 years ago from Sweden

Lilly, you always pick the right topics and make great hubs on those topics! How easy life would be if we all could be a little more content with what we have. As you say, there are others who have less. And our globe would benefit from it also! Up and awesome!


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LillyGrillzit 5 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

@thoughtforce, thank you for the visit, and comments. Thank you for coming by. :0) Peace.


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Rosie2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada

Hiya Lilly, you are so right.. people who have little to give are the once who help those of other who have nothing. Awesome hub as usual!

Have a nice day,

Rosie


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LillyGrillzit 5 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

@Rosie2010, Thanks for the vote of confidence, the read, and for leaving a comment! :p) Peace friend.


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Lilly, You mirror my soul! and Mick Jagger is one of my favorites. The homeless in America and around the world is a crime of greed by people who have it all and want more and more.


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LillyGrillzit 5 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

@always exploring, I feel that too. We are definitely kindred. Thank you for the read and diggin' Mick. They cannot eat money...


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AliciaC 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

This is a very inspiring hub, Lilly. Thank you for sharing your ideas – and best wishes to you.


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katiem2 5 years ago from I'm outta here

Thanks Lilly for a great thought and some awesome tunes about everything I need and nothing to lose. I look forward to the day... :) Katie


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LillyGrillzit 5 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Thank you dear sister, I am thinking of you and your family. The Best!


 5 years ago

Lilly, it is a learned habit! Children learn it from their parents. Kids now a days want what they want and want it NOW! and the parents bow down to this. This is where these greedy adults come from!

My own adult kids, buy what they want not what they need. Many timed letting a bill go! This is what their children are learning.

I have to admit, there are things I want but I do not need and do with out.

People need to get their priorities straight!

Sorry This is a rant for me too

peace chicken grease

Tina


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Granny's House 5 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

Lilly the comment above is me Granny's house. I do not know why it did not show it was me.

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Sweetsusieg 5 years ago from Michigan

Lilly my dear friend, it's amazing when we come to the realization that we already have everything we need... When we have life, then we can build all we need.

Thanks for the mention!!


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gg.zaino 5 years ago from L'America

Hey Lori- Great topic- thanks for Mick :) we've had our fair share of abuse...

The simpler for me the better-

the slower the goer just gives us more...

a simpler time- sublime - we shine!

we give it away- today-

no things- no strings -

no dishonesty...

Great going sister- Peace ~ greg


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LillyGrillzit 5 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Greg, I love you bro. Thank you so much for the cool comment, and good words. Peace my friend...


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Fluffy77 5 years ago from Enterprise, OR

You make a great point here, and important information for people to all understand more too. You just need to decide what is most important in your own life at times. Love this hub, voted up and useful!


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LillyGrillzit 5 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Fluffy77 you rock! Thanks for the reads and votes. I am so glad you found this useful. :0)

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