There was a time when money really mattered to me.
It really did.
Then there was another time soon after that when money did not really matter to me at all.
Strange, just how one thing that once made a great impact to your life suddenly changed just like that, over time. Time here is of course the main reason why things change every single day; love to hate; excitement to dullness; happiness to sadness and the many yins and yangs of life that take place around us.
As we grow up we soon to discover that, amidst all the commotion, there are many things that we used to look in high regards at before are completely nothing today. We learned about quality and quantity and the differences in between both. We learned that at times quality tops quantity, and there are also times where quantity tops quality. Perfection suddenly becomes the main thing in life that one has to pursue for.
And the pursuit goes on and on, towards infinity.
But everything in this world has its expiry date. Everything faces the ashy states; the end of the journey when everything just does not matter anymore to anything surrounding it. Rocks break down, trees die out, and lakes dry up. Everything does not last forever.
As so us human.
Therefore in the pursuit of perfection a limit has to be set in order to keep us at ease in between the run for perfection. This limit is what we call gratefulness.
Imagine you as a person in search for a great prairie; a green plain where the grass grows healthily green as ever - a place where you call a heaven on earth for yourselves. The search somehow continues for a long time, in fact, longer than you have expected, because each time you come across a greener plain than the one you did before, it seems that the grass is always greener at the other side of the current plain you are currently standing on. And this happens every time you set your foot on the newer plain you thought was the best as seen from the ones you stood on before. And in the pursuit for the greenest grass, you carry on walking.
Only to in the end realize that you never really stop walking at all.
Wouldn't it be disappointing to know that you grow old trying to find a place that never really exist in your life because somewhere along the line, your perception of perfection and beauty outgrow you?
Same here when it comes to finding the perfect match for yourself. There will one day come a time when you need to call it off once the limit that you earlier set is reached. Or else you will die a lonely being.
In the pursuit of finding the perfect match, remember; no matter how many prairies you have gone to in the search for the greenest grass, you will always find that the grass is always greener at the other side - catching perfection is an endless pursuit, therefore always specify your limit or otherwise you will always in the run, never to retreat, you'll die in defeat.
Because the girl next door is always hotter than your current spouse - she always is!