It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.” (Seneca, 1st century Stoic philosopher)
We sometimes jokingly ask, “How much is enough?” The answer, of course, is “Just a little more.” In Seneca’s ancient view, that’s an indication of the poverty of one’s mind and heart. The biblical story in Luke 12 tells of the rich man who wanted to build more barns to house all of his produce, only to be deprived of it all by sudden death. Beware of such greed!
And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul? (Matthew 16:26)