Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Two Hungers

In Africa, they say there are two hungers, the lesser hunger and the greater hunger. The lesser hunger is for the things that sustain life, the goods and the services, and the money to pay for them, which we all need. The greater hunger is for an answer to the question “why?”, for some some understanding of what that life is for.

~ Charles Handy

Wealth obviously is not the good we seek, for the sole purpose it serves is to provide the means of getting something else. So far as that goes, the ends we have already mentioned [pleasure, virtue and honour] would have a better title to be considered the good, for they are to be desired for their own account.

~ Aristotle