The Truth about Money and Happiness

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The truth about money and happiness

Are you looking for more happiness? Do you often try to buy it through stuff? Then you know that that kind of happiness doesn’t last long. After a while, that empty feeling resurfaces again. If you want to know the truth about money and happiness, this blog post is for you.

The late Norwegian poet Arne Garborg said it this way:

For money
you can buy food, but not appetite;
medicine, but not health;
soft beds, but not sleep;
knowledge, but not wisdom;
glitter, but not beauty;
splendor, but not warmth;
fun, but not joy;
acquaintances, but not friends;
servants, but not faithfulness.
grey hair, but not honor;
quiet days, but not peace.
The shell of all things you can get for money.
But not the kernel.
That cannot be had for money.”

For him, it was clear that not everything can be bought with money. He knew the truth about money and happiness.

What will I talk about in this post?

  • The more stuff the more worries
  • More income adds little to happiness
  • Striving for money is linked to unhappiness
  • Materialism and self-destruction
  • It’s not the money, but the love for money
  • How important is money to YOU?
  • How to change your mindset about money and be happier
  • What’s the lesson?
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The Way to True Happiness when you Feel Down

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The Way to True Happiness when you Feel Down

Are you happy? I mean really truly happy? As much as we would love to, in fact, no-one is in a high state of happiness all the time. We all have our ups and downs in life. If you currently face more downs than ups, this blog post could help you find the way to true happiness.

This is the first blog of a series that will go deeper into the subject. What can you expect to read here?

  • What is happiness?
  • Temporary happiness and the need for change 
  • Happiness is not a destination, it’s a journey
  • Nurture and exercise happiness like a muscle
  • Good principles influence happiness
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Genuine Freedom: What you Need to Know

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First Steps to Genuine Freedom

GENUINE FREEDOM. These words make an impression on all of us, doesn’t it? Although it probably means something else for me than it does for you, we all have areas in life where we long to have more freedom and space.

Space and freedom are often related to each other. Take someone’s space away and his freedom will be bound significantly. That’s why people who violate the law end up in prison. After all, they often violated someone else’s freedom and therefore have to pay with their own.

  • So, what is freedom exactly?
  • Could we ever reach ultimate freedom?
  • How much freedom do we need?
  • And what can help us to feel freer?

Let’s take a look at some answers.

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