Things around us will keep on changing - new phones, new clothes, new technologies, new people, new friends, new office, new iPod, new laptops, new policies, new president. Day after day things change, people change. One day, you like one thing, the next day you'll be sick of it and replace it with something new, then the cycle goes on. It is already tiring just to even have a thought that it would only be a life of non-ending chase. it's like running without a cause, running without knowing where you'd really like to go.
So i guess, each of us, should learn how to set our priorities. We should take a deeper look on ourselves and determine what we really want in life because this world will always offer us something new to grab on - both on inanimate things and on people whom we wanted to be in our lives.
We should set our priorities. Know what we really want and most importantly, what we truly need. Otherwise, we can never find lasting happiness and contentment in life. or worse, one day, we will simply find ourselves left in the midst of uncertainty and indecisiveness while other people are successfully moving on to their journey and are living their lives fully contented and happy. Or it could be a realization that we have passed the opportunity that best fits us by trying to grab everything life has placed in front us.
So to reiterate my first statement, WE CANNOT HAVE EVERYTHING WE WANT IN LIFE. There will always be something missing since we're living in an imperfect world with imperfect inhabitants.
I leave you with the words of King Solomon* in the book of Ecclesiastes 2:11:
"And I, even I, turned toward all the works of mine that my hands had done and toward the hard work that I had worked hard to accomplish, and, look! everything was vanity and a striving after wind, and there was nothing of advantage under the sun."
King Solomon was the wisest and the wealthiest king during his time. He built the massive temple in Jerusalem (a 13-year construction work), implemented a nationwide construction program and has an abundant supply of wealth & riches and food.
On gold from merchants alone, King Solomon approximately has an annual income of USD 256,643,000. He has other sources of income like timbers, precious stones, silver, expensive oils, etc.
And about women, King Solomon had 700 wives and 300 concubines.
Still, despite those, he found everything to be in vain and striving after the wind. It didn't give him lasting happiness that each one of us wants to have.