There’s nothing wrong with shopping at IKEA, just as there’s nothing wrong with owning a couch or a television or any of this stuff. The items themselves are not the problem. The real problem is me…I haven’t questioned my unchecked consumption. But our pacifiers can pacify us for only so long. Desire always begets more desire. And thus the American Dream is a misnomer, a broken shiny thing, like a new car without an engine. There is blood on the flag, our blood, and in today’s world of achieving and earning and endlessly striving for more, the American Dream really just seems to imply that we are fat and in debt, discontented and empty, every man an island, leaving a void we attempt to fill with more stuff.
― Joshua Fields Millburn, Everything Remains (via sam-farm)
The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.
― G.K. Chesterton (via observando)