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Enough

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Enough is enough. Though we don’t like to think or believe that, nevertheless it’s so. Do we have enough to eat or enough to drink?  We may think we don’t if we’re not full or unless we can’t finish what we have. Do we get enough sleep or enough rest? We may not think so if we can’t sleep until we wake. Do we have enough money? Not if we can’t have what ‘everyone’ else does. Is there anything wrong with getting by? Many of us live in a more for me, who cares about thee space in our society, if not living in a dog eat dog spot. Mostly we don’t even know that’s what we do.  But.. does enough apply to heads and hearts? I don’t believe it does. If we use our heads at all then we should want to use them more for our own benefit and the benefit of others. If we have a heart at all we should want to care for ourselves and for others. We don’t want to like be a stream with dried and cracked edges, arresting as it may be, we’d rather fill the stream bed, and do that in the company of loved ones. Enough can’t be enough when there is so much more to strive for; to enjoy the striving and its results. Enough can’t be enough since we’ve got brains that will atrophy without use, so many feelings that will wither without an outlet. But using our desire for more, more, more should be carefully monitored to ensure it remains within the boundaries of real caring for the desired outcome, not just to have some amorphous something. We must be careful to remind ourselves of the consequences of wanting for wanting’s sake, of striving for more just to have more. That’s not why we have hearts and brains. We have brains and hearts to let us know when enough is enough. Don’t you think we should tell ourselves enough is enough when we’ve lost sight of our real priorities?

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Author: EllenphanPhotos

I've been struck many times by the thoughts that run through my head when I'm outdoors and contemplating nothing in particular. The thoughts can be profound or silly, sad or joyful, relevant or not. But they're always there. And with just a bit of concentration they can lead to the most astonishing places and on the most convoluted trails. Exploring those vagaries and jigs and jogs is fun. I'm attempting to find more of these trails to see if they lead anywhere or nowhere, because even nowhere is somewhere. The bits and pieces of the outdoors help to make the indoors survivable. Photos help bring the outdoors in and remind me of many of the thoughts I had while still outside, a very valuable tool they are, too.

One thought on “Enough

  1. Is 8 enough? I think most people would say that have enough if they were really honest with themselves. But I think that most people strive for more. More fame, more acceptance, a better life for their children. I think if people always thought they had enough, they might not strive for anything. I think that is what motivates to people to have or do more.

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