It’s not. (At least not as much as we think it is.)
If one extracurricular activity looks good on a college entrance exam, three must be better.
If our current home is good, one with double the square footage must be better.
If it’s good to help out on a committee at church, serving on two must be better.
If an order of small fries is good, super-sizing them must be better.
If working four overtime hours at work is good, working twelve must be better.
If we sell one great product, having twelve products to sell must be better.
If our kids enjoy playing with some good toys, giving them more must be better.
If shoes or books or cars or antiques or kitchen gadgets or electronic toys or clothes or video games make us happy, then more shoes or books or cars or antiques or kitchen gadgets or electronic toys or clothes or video games must be better.
All of this “more” does not make life better.
It makes it MORE cluttered, MORE complicated, MORE busy, and way MORE stressful.
The only case in which more is always better is when it comes to time you spend with the people you love.
Relationships get better when we give them more. More time. More effort. More undivided attention. More patience. More trust. More love.
Give your best relationships more of you and a weird thing happens.
Life gets better.