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Originally posted by sc2099
So true, seagrass. I think assuming wealthy people are unhappy is a defense mechanism for those who are jealous.
Originally posted by sc2099
There are unhappy people in every economic stratum just as there are happy people. Though I will say I believe it's much easier to be happy with money than without it, in general people who are so inclined are happy and people who are so inclined are not.
Wow, it sounds like you are saying money never created anything good. I say people who put thought behind their money do. Example. Someone I know quite well, has plenty of financial resources. You would never know it by looking at her. She owns a farm, and quite a bit of acreage. She loves her cows like babies and even scrapbooks their baby pictures. She spends most of her time pulling tansy, and hawthorne bushes. She cleans the land up and burns the piles. When she has free time in the house she works on her geneology research. She is happy. Happy in her daily life. Was she always this way? No. She used to drive a corvette, vacation all over, run a business, was an alcoholic, owns several houses etc. She changed her life back to her roots of living on a farm and working the land. It took her some 40 years to figure out that all she needed to do was come full circle, back to when she was happy as a child. She had to go out in the world and try something different to discover that for herself. She has taught me a lot.
Yeah society is completely mind controlled by temporary happiness. I completely disagree that money is an appropriate "creative" medium of achieving happiness. What's creative about it? You slave away for practically your entire waking life in order to buy fleeting moments of comfort or bliss? Isn't that being controlled by temporary/fake happiness? What about real satisfaction with life? Is that something you are willing to wait years for while you "earn" it by selling your soul away to people who make a million dollars while while taking a dump?
you said it simpler than I ever could. Thanks. Nice to meet you too.
Originally posted by TheRedneck
reply to post by seagrass
Money is a tool for accomplishment; that is pretty much self-evident. But too many people see the money and things as the accomplishment and not a tool.
Nice to meet another redneck on this board. Especially another one that wears the label with pride.
Evolution. It's up to the universe, really. We don't have to SAY or DO anything. We just have to BE whoever we are, and eventually we'll learn.