The Trap Within Page 2Author: Catherine Pulsifer
. . . . . realize it was that he had unintentionally walked right into it seemingly totally oblivious.
What he once thought was full of future good, turned out to be laden with even more traps than he could ever imagine.
Now, just in case you think that Bobbie is a mouse, let me be clear - he is not.
In fact, Bobbie (not his real name) is a real person who ventured forth into the world armed with several degrees, and a very narrow view of what success would look like.
To Bobbie, success meant obtaining the big house, the fancy car, and all the material trappings that spelled success in his world. In fact, success was more about how much money you had than any other part of the personal, human equation.
Many People Fall Into This Trap
The reason he now felt trapped in the trap that many, many people fall into, was that he couldn't find it within himself to leave all those materialistic possessions behind to begin again in a new profession or business that would bring him even more money. But, the sad truth is that, to this day, he still is trapped.
The mousetrap is very efficient. It still reigns throughout many regions, cities and towns. It is a trap so enticing that very few recognize the danger signs until it is far too late.
For those who find themselves more concerned with how much money they can accumulate for the sake of wealth alone, who find themselves stuck like glue to materialistic possessions that mean more than their personal integrity or their contribution to their fellow human beings, these traps have jaws of steel.
The question is simple:
are you on your way to your own mousetrap right now or will you be able to avoid it?
Inspirational Quotes To Consider:
"Every great man is always being helped by everybody, for his gift is to get good out of all things and all persons." John Ruskin
"Happiness is a state of mind, an attitude that money cannot buy. One must look for happiness within, rather than in material acquistions. Look in nature, look for the good in others." M. K. Soni
"If you determine your success through dollars and cents, then you will never be happy." Byron Pulsifer
"How often we strive to achieve that material thing that we think will make us happy, only to discover that once we have it we are not truly happy. Yes, we may be happy for a day, but not for long term. In the end it is not material things that make us the happiest; it is those moments, those memories, the love of our family and friends that brings us true happiness - no material thing could ever replace this." Catherine Pulsifer
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