In 2016, the Danish concept of hygge took the internet by storm.
I’m fervently hoping that 2018’s buzzword will be lagom.
According to Anna Brones, the author of Live Lagom, lagom means “just right” or “enough”.
IMHO enough is a concept the planet is in desperate need of…
For me, enough means being attuned to the concepts of equity and justice and humility.
Equity: I shouldn’t take more than my fair share.
Justice: I recognize that suffering occurs when some take more than their fair share.
Humility: I understand I am merely one person in amongst 7.6 billion; Who-the-hell-do-I-think-I-am imagining I somehow deserve more than my fair share?
How does this translate to real life?
It means I try my best to cultivate a simple and minimalistic life.
It means I focus on what’s important: family, health, friends.
It means I take responsibility for my actions.
It means I say No to thoughtless consumerism.
It means quality takes precedence over quantity.
It means recognizing that my need for self-expression or fun or convenience should not come at the expense of other inhabitants of this planet.
Enough: it’s what 2018 needs.