Being American, my first thought when I read the above is materialism. What stuff do I need and what stuff do I not need? We just celebrated Christmas a few days ago, followed by one of my daughter's birthdays. So our house is filled with new toys, DVDs, and clothes.
My husband and I speak frequently about what we need and what we don't need. Of course we disagree about purchases - like all married couples, our priorities and interests differ. So, we have to compromise. As the years pass, we accumulate stuff. Every time we have a decluttering day, we swear we will stop buying so many things.
But, besides materials, the above statements can also apply to food. Exercise. Social commitments. The list can continue infinitely. If only I used the three statements above as a litmus test on a regular basis. If only I filtered my decisions through a "too much, too little, or just right" filter. How would my decisions change?