Thursday, 28 November 2013
The Oliver Twist syndrome
I remember a part of economics which talks about the fact that human wants are insatiable. This means our wants cannot be satisfied. They are unending.
I think it's just in our nature to always want more. It's something I've come to realise over time. No matter how much a person has, he/she still craves for more. Even those people that we can call 'successful' don't stay on a spot. They keep moving because they want more. I guess that's one of the reasons Aliko Dangote continues moving. He has to stay on top of his game as the richest man in Africa and continue working hard till he attains the position of the richest man in the world if possible. Maybe it's the Oliver Twist Syndrome that makes a married man go after girls that are not up to his wife's standard in any way. I also think the same thing goes for those in the entertainment industry. These celebrities sometimes go to any length get people's attention and remain in the spotlight. They want to gain more poularity.
It's a good thing to work hard and get better at whatever you do. And we should always aspire to be better than who we were the day before and never settle for less. One thing that can make it bad is taking it too far by getting so obsessed with getting everthing you want everytime. Also, never getting satisfied could make us bitter with ourselves. As much as we want more, we should appreciate what we have and try to take out some time to acknowledge God for taking us to the level we are now, rather than asking for more all the time.