Enough To Satisfy Wants

Back to this Epicurus quote from a few weeks back:

 “Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.”

The modern day version from Skidelsky’s How Much Is Enough?:

“And of course, if enough means merely ‘enough to satisfy wants,’ there can be no such thing as wanting more than enough.  Avarice as a vice disappears from view.”

It occurs to me that “enough to satisfy wants” indeed puts us on a never-ending quest, one that not only tires us out but puts others at risk – think hamster wheel!



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