The big question.
Philosophers ask the big questions, here are some small questions and ironic answers.
Why are we working long hours? The answer is to pay for time and labor saving devices. Why do I need a car to go to the gym? Because we get no exercise driving a car. Cycling or walking in the open air with the world unfolding at an enjoyable pace is worth considering.
Why do we need a car that travels faster than the legal speed limit? Same reason people smoke. We need to slow down and look at the flowers you do not see much at fifty km/hr through a smoke haze.
Why do we buy expensive equipment and not read the manual on how to use all the available features? Because we do not need all the features we have paid for.
Why do we discard things that are still useful and serviceable? The reason often is because they are not the latest fashion.
Why do we waste our time on material things we do not need? Because we do not value our time that is an irreplaceable commodity.
Why do we want everything? Because we are lacking something.
Why do people argue with us? It is because we are disagreeable. Why are we too short of time to relax? Because we are too busy making money.
Why do we worry because most of the things we worry about never happen?
Why do we try to convert others to our beliefs? Because we will not consider changing our beliefs.
Why do some people want for nothing? It is because they are contented with having what they need and real needs are not extravagence.
It is a poor man that needs to greedily hoard material things in an effort to be happy. Modern technology can never surpass, in any field of mans costly endeavors, natures gifts. Nature’s wonderful gifts are free to those that respect and appreciate what she offers.
This entire futile struggle needs to be questioned and a more leisurely approach, in balance with the flow of nature, is required.