‘Man naturally desires perpetual stability. But this cannot be found in material things, which are subject to corruption and many kinds of change. Therefore the human appetite cannot find the sufficiency it needs in material goods. Accordingly, man’s ultimate happiness cannot consist in such goods.’
S. Thomas Aquinas
I find that a useful reminder for occasional consideration; usually when I’m looking at something in a shop window, or online, and thinking how nice it would be to have . . . I’m pleased to be able to say that I’ve got to the stage where it works at least fifty percent of the time. Well, alright fifty percent of the time except in bookshops . . . but I am trying !