When we are in the money-making-mode, we sometimes forget to stop and smell the roses. Robert Wicks, Psychology professor at Loyola University Maryland in Columbia says, “Simplicity is a silver lining to the current downturn. “In the Up economy, people were successful, but in many cases, they were missing their lives.”
In Bounce: living the Resilient Life, Wicks posits that the things that are really important are not reflected in the economy. People were missing their lives because “they weren’t spending time really enjoying themselves and weren’t spending time with family and friends.”
Professor Wicks encourages eliminating stress, reconnecting with friends and family, and beginning to experience a simpler life.
--USA Today, August 6, 2009, p. 2D Illustration by Jim L. Wilson and Rodger Russell
Psalm 62:10 (NIV) Do not trust in extortion or take pride in stolen goods; though your riches increase, do not set your heart on them.