Are you hooked on comfort? Do you experience withdraws if you don’t have a hot shower, a soft bed, and a 70 degree house?
I think a lot of men would hate to admit it, but they’re hooked on easy living. Let’s admit it, we’re all living the good life. We get irritable if we’re even a little bit hungry, or if we don’t get to watch our favorite sport on a huge screen. Don’t get me wrong, I love every single thing that I’ve listed above: food, hot water, soft bed, etc. But I’m not in denial about it, and I’m admitting that there’s a problem. That’s the first step, right?
So why does this matter? This matters because if you can’t live without something then it owns you. If you’re addicted to your creature comforts then you’ve allowed them to be your master.
Maybe the reason we love to go hiking and camping is because in rejecting modern technologies and comforts – even if only for a weekend – we regain a little bit of our freedom. We tell our stuff that it doesn’t own us. And man, does the air smell sweeter when you’re free!