“Nothing is enough for the man (woman) to whom enough is too little.” – Epicurus.
This week’s Wednesday Challenge on partner Susan and my site is the word ENOUGH.
“ENOUGH” is defined as the following: in or to a degree or quantity that satisfies or that is “sufficient or necessary” for satisfaction, sufficiently, fully, or quite.
The same word is also used to express intense frustration with a situation in which a psychological tipping point has been reached, and a frustrated spouse/significant other/friend /co-worker has shouted “enough already!” to the offending party.
We might even point an accusatory finger at ourselves for engaging in a behavior that indicates an irrational, compulsive need to have the latest and greatest item currently touted in the marketplace, only to reveal later that all their gizmos, gadgets, and “needs” are in a word, “junk”.
The World Is Not Enough is an English translation of the Latin phrase ‘Orbis non sufficit’, which is the motto of Bond’s supposed real-world ancestor Sir Thomas Bond. In the novel On Her Majesty’s Secret Service and its 1969 film adaptation, it is first claimed to be James Bond’s family motto.
What is your take on this topic? Is it wise to want to hoard the good things in life and how does one define “enough”? Conspicuous consumption?
As always, our challenge is flexible, feel free to interpret the challenge in any way you wish – Words, Pictures, Poetry, or Rhyme.
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