Wakefulness in place of sleep
Gastronome pleasure in place of health
The much desired promotion at any cost
Increasing bank balance instead of family time
Keeping up with Joneses at the cost of peace of mind
The pursuit of vote bank at the expense of environment
Megalomanic schemes at the cost of world peace.
Paying a heavy price for what we assume is success
As we set forth to tame and conquer the world
We stoop, we compromise
We go on sacrificing what is important
In the mistaken belief that what we hanker for
Will buy us everlasting happiness.
Thus ending up with
An emptiness within, restlessness and bad karma.