How Much Money Do You Need?
Do you ever feel that this rat race that we live in is killing you? It seems everything is so money focused. The more we make the more we need to spend. BUT why?
Certainly the world’s top marketers have figured us out and they know exactly what strings they need to pull to get us to open our wallets. But what we really need to do is stop spending on a whim, which would intern reduce the amount of money we need to make, which would give us more time to live better lives. Because in the end all we really have is a short period of time, and every minute that passes is gone forever.
In the article below written by Robert Glatter, MD, he goes into greater detail our relationship with money and how it affects our life!
How Much Money Do You Really Need To Be Happy?
So many of us work long, hard hours to provide for our families and children-often long hours away from home, maybe taking on extra jobs at times or hoping to get a raise in an effort to make our lives richer financially–working harder at the expense of sleeping and taking good care of ourselves in order to have extra money. It seems so many of us just aren’t content with what we have now. But is there a point at which striving to earn or acquire extra money can be counterproductive? Or, in other words, when having extra money just doesn’t make us “happy” anymore?
In a recent column in the the Sunday Review of the New York Times, Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton attempt to answer this question and by doing so create a perfect opportunity for us to reflect about the limitations of how the desire to accumulate money can ultimately affect our happiness.
There certainly is a relationship between your salary and happiness; people who earn a good living are often happier than people who live in poverty…
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