Is Bigger Always Better?

Updated: May 19, 2020

If you ask me is a bigger bank account better, of course, I am going to say "yes". Who wouldn't like a couple of extra dollars to take a vacation, buy a new car or more clothes, and pay off that credit card debt or mortgage? Where do I sign up?

But there are a few "bigger's" that I don't believe are making us better as a people, a community, a nation.

A few decades ago plate sizes were about 8 inches. Today they average 12 inches in diameter.

As a result the serving sizes have grown. We are piling up our plates with more food. And sometimes even going back for seconds.

Waistlines have grown from the average female measuring 28 inches in the '50s, to 34 inches today.

Cars are getting bigger. Each year when the new model is released, it is larger than the previous.

A cup of coffee used to be 4 to 6 ounces. We can now choose from small, medium, and large sizes. We have big "gulp" drinks.

The advertisement tells us we "get more for less".

We certainly do! More sugar, expanded waistline and poorer health.

Bigger houses, families having fewer children, more divorces, bigger bills.....where are we headed?

It is up to us to be mindful of our world.

Consider these simple steps for a bigger AND better being:

1. Choose wisely.

2. Don't accept everything that comes your way.

3. Save for a rainy day.

4. Live within your means.

5. Be willing to lend a helping hand.

You will be better off for it!