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Stuff won’t make us happy

October 24, 2012
By DAN O'ROURKE , The OBSERVER

Jesus said it best. "For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul" (Mark 8:36). But if you don't like the admonition of that spiritual master, listen to the atheist Bertrand Russell. "It is preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents men (sic) from living freely and nobly." Or there is the Lakota Native American Sitting Bull, speaking of the white man. "The love of possessions is a disease among them."

 
 

 

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