We tend to compare what we have with what we don’t have. More specifically, we compare what we have with what other people have. This makes us unhappy.

If there was no one to compare with, it would change everything. Most of us would probably feel more fortunate. The ability to see what we don’t have causes us to overlook what we do have.

There’s no way around that. There are only ways to reduce it. We can start by recognizing that envy may be what’s making you feel like you don’t have enough. That’s not true for everyone. Some people truly don’t have enough. But most of us likely do.

Enough will never feel like enough until you recognize that it’s enough. Look for contentment outside material wealth.

Money itself isn’t a master we’re in danger of serving. Our own impulses are what enslave us. Material wealth makes it easier for us to delude and trap ourselves by our own desires.