Since the evolution of human race there has been a constant hunger for getting more and more. In prehistoric times kings evaded other regions to attain power, wealth ,women. What we have always thrived for is materialistic pleasures which can fulfill our insatiable thirst. This materialism has been one of the biggest reason of the huge social divide that exists in our society. Now things seems to be out of control as the gap between the poor and the rich has widened to the greatest extent.
God created every one equal but the moment a child is born its fate is virtually decided by the type of family it has born into. And it gets hard for the small kid to develop mindset which is different from his family or society which he belongs to. We often miss the bigger picture in this whole process. There is a huge difference between what we want and what we need. But there is always a hunger chasing the “Wants” and the moment we start running in this race we leave everything behind. That too because our wants are never ending as our desire to get more and more never ends. So the small kid is now a grown up running in the race of wants – what do his family wants? what does he want? what do the society wants? and in the end he forgets that he merely need a little of what ever he has ever wanted. we have lost the touch of humanity because we are so engrossed in ourselves that we are not bothered about the misery of others. Even Darwin could not have predicted this sort of survival instincts of homosapians, where we look down upon everything that has been created by nature and think of its self superior to everyone. The hunger for power has driven us crazy to the extent that we are on the verge of blowing-up ourselves. where this narcissism leads to? The answer is nowhere, then what is the point of leading ourselves into this situation.
Perhaps someday we might be able to differentiate between need and desire and make this world a better place to live. Some day we might be able to love freely and hate miserly ,some day we will be able to accommodate everyone in our heart which we often underestimate. Perhaps someday this hunger for GOLD will turn in to hunger for GOOD. Someday….