So, it is vanity to seek material wealth that cannot last and to place your trust in it. It is also vanity to seek recognition and status. It is vanity to chase after what the world says you should want and to long for things you should not have, things that you will pay a high price for later on if you get them.
(Thomas 'a Kempis, The Imitation Of Christ, Book 1, Chapter 1)
28 November 2014