"I write this letter for the person who's listenin'
Fed up and tired of people dismissin' 'em, I'm with you
I been through what you been through
And no amount of money can take away the feelin' of insecurity
Only through maturity can we overcome
Feel like I've been overrun, feel like it's over, I'm done
Whoever told you success gon' make you happy? You been lied to
All of my dreams came true but I bleed and cry too"
Dark Place - Sir Robert Bryson Hall II
"People say, 'Well you're just out for money'
I say, 'That's none of your business'
You see, a lot of people don't feel happy unless they have another thing beyond money, which is called status
And status, to a very large extent in our economy consists in having this thing, that thing, the other thing, and having a swimming pool, A, uh, Ferrari, uh, some kind of clothes and uh, some kind of house and so on, and so on, and so on
And we think, uh, we need all that
Because we haven't asked ourselves whether that was what we really wanted
They all think they gotta have this, they gotta have that
And uh, they don't really want it
If they sat back and considered, 'Do I need all that? Is this trip really necessary?'
They would come to the conclusion it wasn't"
Status of People - Alan Watts