We have all been told that we were little children as money can not buy happiness. And many of us rely on this peak in our lives, but maybe not as we should.
We often use this as a reminder. For example, we buy new furniture. We love our new furniture, but after some time we're no longer in love with it, and wish we had not bought it because, "After all, money can not buy happiness."
To understand carefully whether money can buy happiness, it is necessary to define what we mean by "happiness." In this sense, what most mean with happiness is lasting gratification and joy in life.
It is true that money can not buy happiness with that definition. Money can buy a moment of joy and money can buy pleasure, but you have to invest in time and work for lasting fulfillment.
Surprisingly, money can help you with these two factors, which means that money can really help you to think of "happiness."
Let's look at moral circumstances. Imagine that you would feel very comfortable and that you wanted to live your life according to your purpose if you may have to spend time each week working with AIDS patients at the local hospitice.
At first glance, this does not look like situations where money can "buy" you whatever you want. But first impressions are often deceiving.
You can only spend two hours on sunday at the hospice. You would also like to visit on Saturday, but you are now working another job on Saturdays.
This is where money comes in. If you have enough money to cancel your other job, you could spend the pool yourself at the hospital.
Once you've decided that you're doing a truly volunteer job on Saturdays, you can ask for an increase in your primary job, look for a higher payment broker to change jobs or look for part-time jobs that do not work & # 39; No need for Saturday night. And when you have the money to spend your Saturdays as you please, the weather is fulfilled.
Another way that money can contribute to the sense of enforcement in your life is more direct than affiliated. Suppose you have heard of an orphanage in Kenya, for example, a new roof. You want to contribute to setting a new roof to the orphanage. You would find that you helped other people, and it is very important to you. You would find it fulfilling to promote orphanage.
You would no doubt be happy to contribute as you could, and you could be willing to make sacrifices to increase this amount. And since your contribution has increased, it would also have the feeling of making a real contribution – and your understanding of the fullest.
Floating joy coming from a new car or new computer is important in the way. We all need to enjoy pleasure and joy. But what we really need is true and lasting satisfaction.
Money can not buy this fulfillment, but you can use your money to make things you find fulfilling and it's really better than buying happiness, anyway.
To find orgasm in your own life:
O Think about all you could do that would make you happier and happy, in a lasting way, but anything else.
o Decide what it would take to do it all.
o Start taking some steps to accomplish your goal.