I too have seen people who seem to be totally happy and comfortable with having too much stuff, but sometimes I wonder if they’re just really good at ignoring the discomfort. Maybe they’ve gotten so good at living with too much that they’re able to ignore the stress and negative affects of it. If that’s the case, I think it’s still affecting their health and overall well-being (maybe even their lifespan!).

I think the beauty and benefits of channeling effort in the right direction is similar to the power of love over hate: even an ounce of love can overcome a ton of hate. Likewise, even small amounts of effort in the right direction do far greater good in the long-term than all the effort being dissipated in the wrong direction. 🙂