“A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness,” wrote Einstein in German on a piece of hotel stationery which was sold for millions of dollars in an auction last year. (1)
But this is not news. A calm and modest life was always promoted by wise people all over the world for millennia. It is just that people will not listen to a wise man but only to a wise known man. We want to trust someone. We are just not sure whom.
A calm and modest life always makes us lust for a life of constant restlessness. Even though we already know everything, we will seek knowledge with all our powers to the outer reaches of the universe – only to discover that we had access to the big secrets of God’s wisdom at the warm corner of our house. Where our grandmother tagged us into bed, while we played our favorite video game, with Christmas songs playing in the background until our eyes closed…
This is how man always was.
Nothing more than a child.
Once in Paradise.
Happy and yet… not knowing that he is happy.
Until he stops being…
You can win eternal life again.
Just close your eyes.
And open this video game again…
Can you hear the Christmas songs?