A German poet once said, “What could I say to you that would be more value, except that perhaps you seek too much, that as a result of your seeking you cannot find”. Said by Hermann Hesse, their is great meaning to what is said above.
What does one seek in life? Will there ever be a moment where one will be satisfied? Or will one always seek what one does not have?Though not everyone will know but these questions are questions that everyone has thought about.
There are no right answer to these questions. The answers vary with everyone. People seek different things. Some people may be satisfied with what they have, while others spend every moment of their lives wondering why they don’t have a certain object. Different people have different thoughts. Some people look at life pitifully while others live to appreciate the beauty of it.
There are two different types of people; the optimistic people and the pessimistic people. These two types are people are the opposites of one another. One is always looking at the positive side, while the other is always looking at the negative side. Which one do you think will be more successful in life? It will be the person who is optimistic. When you have someone who is optimistic, that person will always look on the bright side. No matter how bad things turn out, that person will always look on the bright side. On the other hand, when you have someone who is pessimistic, no matter what the situation is, that person will always have a negative input. In life it is better to be optimistic because there will be moments in life where there is failure. There will be moments in life where nothing seems right. There will be moments in life where one will want to give up. If the person is optimistic, during the hard times, that person will look at the things he or she has in their life. They will think of all the good and beautiful things in life. That person will be able to get back on their feet and continue living their life. Then you have also have the pessimistic person. Even during the times where things are normal, they will wonder why they don’t have this and why they don’t have that. No matter what they have or achieve in their lives, a pessimistic person will never be satisfied with what they have.
Along with being satisfied, what one seeks plays right along with the satisfactory. Different people seek different things. Some people seek more than others. Some people are happy with what they have, while others will keep seeking of more. “Perhaps one seeks to much” (Hesse). There will be people who want more and are not satisfied with what they have. But as the German poet said “that as a result of seeking to much is that you cannot find”. Perhaps when one seeks too much, they will never find what they want because they will never actually find what they want. Once they have seeked what they want they will want more. If this continues, there will never be an end to the cycle. But there is a simple solution. And that is too seek less. Look at the things one possesses; think about things one has in life and be grateful for them. It is important to be happy and grateful with what one has because with that in mind, one can be happy.