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You can't buy happiness

Saturday, December 07, 2013

“Our economy is based on spending billions to persuade people that happiness is buying things, and then insisting that the only way to have a viable economy is to make things for people to buy so they’ll have jobs and get enough money to buy things.”
― Philip Slater
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LALMEIDA 12/8/2013 10:32PM

  When I worked as a nanny, I saw a big difference in the happiness of the families I worked for. One family was extremely wealthy but they were not very happy. Another family was middle class, had a decent amount of money and seemed much happier. I also noticed a big difference in how they treated me. Money can not buy happiness but your attitude certainly can.

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BLUBIRDY00 12/8/2013 8:31PM

  Every time I see a family with "it all," I get to know them and always learn how miserable and unhappy they are, working all the time, on the verge of divorces, children who go to the mall with $100 spending money but are on Prozac and in therapy, and these families with "it all" are over spending and broke even though they've got the best of the best, like not even being able to afford to pay for preschool for their children even though they present themselves in a wealthy manner. Money, indeed, does not buy happiness, and sometimes causes more problems than it's worth.

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1CRAZYDOG 12/8/2013 9:56AM

  Family, friends, faith. That = happiness! HUGS

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PATTYKLAVER 12/8/2013 7:48AM

    Totally true! The things that my daughters and I remember are the things that didn't cost anything. We have a lot of great memories.

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IMAVISION 12/8/2013 2:13AM

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MJ7DM33 12/8/2013 12:45AM

  True!

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MCJULIEO 12/7/2013 11:54PM

    Yikes!

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SHERYLP461 12/7/2013 10:54PM

    Yep, a vicious circle

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