When do I have enough?

Is it when I have the latest gadget? When I can go out for dinner whenever I decide to? When I have a warm bed to sleep in? Hot water? Enough food to eat? The choice to drive instead of walk to the store? To have enough money to go to the store and buy what I want?

I can remember in younger days living from paycheque to paycheque and sometimes not having enough to pay the bills. But what I had was enough. What I have now is enough. I have the choice to cycle through Africa (or not). I have clean water to drink, a warm bed to sleep in, hot water for a shower, the dignity of having a job, enough food to eat, access to health care….. and the list goes on.

Where is the line between not having enough and enough? One of the things that has been foremost in my mind about this trip is knowing that it will be seeing people who don’t have the advantages and privileges that I have. So do I really need the latest Apple gadget, or a new car, or a hot shower every day?

I’ll be living in fairly basic conditions for 4 months, yet it will be better than what many people have, and I know: it will be enough.

Just my philosophical post for the day 🙂

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