I read your article and was surprised by several things. I’ve never met anyone who said raising 3 boys is shameful. You have and that’s unsettling. I never thought saying “thank you” was demeaning. It’s good manners. Being a mother of three, I do my best to teach my kids the value of those words. Speak them with pride. (Your mother sounds amazing, by the way.) Chipotle woman’s behavior was disgusting, yet I was surprised you used her behavior to color your opinion of others. On the other hand, greed, pride, covetousness, selfishness and deplorable behavior of all shades knows no bounds within all of humanity. So we are all guilty.
As for the issue of more… it’s something everyone struggles with. No matter how much you have, someone will always have more. The only thing that can satisfy the need for more isn’t actually a thing, it’s WHO. There is a God in heaven. He knows you, loves you and wants to give you something far better than “more”. He already has. His name is Jesus. I wish you the very best, and pray you find peace. Have a happy Easter!
Here is a passage that may help you on your journey:
11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry,whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.