We are so into the old adage the more, the merrier but how legit can this be? Will quantity always signify betterness?
At some ways, this can be proven. For instance is solidarity where people go in action towards a common interest thereby showing unity. But then again, to what extent should we believe that numbers indicate advantages?
First off, let us (try to) dig deeper to that of the more, the merrier.
Though one can consider it as an idiomatic expression, it means what it sounds to be. It is defined nothing but “the more people involved in something, the more fun it will be.” In addition, it is often used “to welcome someone who wants to participate but is somehow, hesitant.”
More time doesn’t mean more productivity.
While doing a specific task will surely take your time, it does not entirely mean that you really are getting productive. One must know that there is the big difference between being busy and being productive. Your being busy might mean that you are mistakenly doing your task, not focusing on your goal, not prioritizing what is needed to be prioritized, or not really knowing what you are doing.
Who knows if you’re just extending your time to make it to that 9-6?
You probably wanted to be productive rather than busy, don’t you?
I also wanted to give few notes about study time. Do you know that studying for longer hours won’t be a sign of more learning?
There is what we call The BreakZone program which is designed based on a scientific research claiming that “the human brain can only take in up to 45 minutes of information before it starts to decrease its capacity to absorb anything.”
Having more jobs is not as advantageous as it may seem.
Having more than one job, for sure, has its pros. Well, who would not want to earn more? But if you think this is only what it takes, then you are WRONG!
Aside from the necessity to have an excellent time management, your performance on (all) your roles may suffer and stress can be an outcome of your multiple jobs. Being stressed can cause a huge problem to your health. Irritability can also arise which may potentially affect your family life and other relationships.
Considering taking more jobs? You may want to think twice (or more?)!
There is what we call The Break time Zone program which was designed based on the science that says “human brain can only work best up to 45 minutes. If it became longer done that, then learning is not guaranteed.”
More money won’t make you happier.
Envying wealthy people? You should not. For ages, myriad studies have concluded that money is not correlated with happiness. So money really doesn’t buy happiness, does it?
As cited from Harvard Business Review, researches claim that:
“…wealth makes people less generous, both in dollar terms and behavioral aspects”
Another study from Notre Dame which looked at generosity indicators (giving money, volunteering, and being emotionally available to friends) found out that “the more generous people are, the happier they become.”
Interpreting these studies, it can be indicated that wealthy people being ‘less generous,’ are also ‘less happy.’
Would you rather stay average yet happy or would you choose to become wealthier but less happy??
More population is no good.
Growth may sound good but when it comes to population, it is NOT. Why?
Economically speaking, there is no denying that our resources are only limited and not enough to support the human race. With population growth, more demands arise which can result in shortages of supplies.
According to an article from Economic Discussions, one major characteristic of Less Developed Countries (LDCs) is the high rate of population growth. In relation to that, LDCs are also classified through widespread poverty rate and low per capita income.
Will it then indicate that more populated countries are more likely poor?
Looking for possible pieces of evidence to attest the statement, the debate whether population causes poverty or poverty causes population seems to be endless. Conducts of studies are still on to finally provide proofs and end the discussion.
However, let us try to look at the smallest unit of the society – the family.
Families do come in different types and sizes. But even within this setting, observations have been made. In fact, it is articulated from The Donella Meadows Project that “the poorest people have the most children.”
These are only some. Much more could be associated with proving that “the more, the merrier” is not always applicable.
Some more may include more culture, belief, and religion that cause huge diversity. More bills and payment that we all try to avoid. And much more and more.
Given now that “the more, the merrier” is not always true, what’s left to do then?
Quality over quantity
We are not to base things on numbers. As an old – age adage goes, “Quality beats quantity, all the time.”
Like for instance:
You may boast around telling everyone you got thousands of friends on Facebook. However, we all know that you are not close to all of them. There were only a few you amongst them you know you could run to and who’ll be there through thick or thin.
In many ways, we should weigh between quality and quantity.
What could you get from loads of something if it is not even of great use (quality)?
Less is not always bad. Most of the time, there is even MORE in LESS but we are only blinded by the pleasure of numbers to see its hidden greatness.
The very best we can do is to think of it as too filtered as to why it becomes less.
Do you now have a second thought about the old adage the more, the merrier?
Joe Baldwin is a native US resident & professional Article writer for https://essaylook.com. He studied English literature and creative writing. He has experience with online web content including blogs, web page content, news, public relations, press releases, and long form sales and industrial presentations.