An effort at common sense


What's the use of expansion?
You can't expand forever anyway.
Who needs more money than he can spend?
Isn't just enough enough trouble already?
People tend to torture themselves by over-feeding,
amassing troubles as much as property
and drown in worries over what they cannot handle,
as they never get enough of anything
but only live to make matters worse
in a kind of lifetime prolonged suicide
of self-suffocation in superfluous surplus;
while the happiest man on earth,
as Leo Tolstoy related in his fable,
a prince searching for him to get into his shirt,
proved to live more easily without a shirt.
The ideal economy is not to earn more than you need,
not to get into debt but rather pay your debts,
and never live above your stable basic income.
You are not a miser or a bore for living sensibly,
but rather to be envied for your balance.

Poetry by Christian Lanciai The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2016-11-23 at 17:38

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thanks for having written a poem titled "economy"
to the question, do we need more money that we can spend? the thing is that money brings power, no only goods.

about happiness, i don't know if men are made to be happy, maybe happiness belongs to their dog