This is just an excerpt from the book Daily Insights with Zig Zigglar and Dr. Ike Reighard. For today, October 22, I am sharing a topic about “Never Enough.”
He who loves silver will not be satisfied with silver, nor he who loves abundance, with increase. This also is vanity. Ecclesiastes 5:10
In addictions like alcoholism, people experience a phenomenon called tolerance. A person’s body gets used to the level of alcohol being consumed, so he has to drink more to get the same effect. And process continues as the body adjusts to taking in more and more.
The same phenomenon occurs in the world of money and possessions, but in this case, tolerance is a psychological effect. People believe that the next rung up the ladder will give them the happiness they long for, so they work hard to get there. When they achieve it, they feel great-even euphoric-for a little while. But soon the feeling wears off, and the next rung comes into view. The pursuit of more always promises ultimate fulfillment , but it always leads to deep disappointment. It is, as Solomon observed, vanity-empty and futile.
“Money will buy you a bed, but not a good night’s sleep; a house but not a home; a companion, but not a friend.” – Zig Ziglar