I happened to come across a Vanity Fair from last summer and got caught on an article about prince Jefri. I usually never pay attention to superrich as in Finland the little of them tends to keep a low profile. When I do pay attention to extreme wealth it is because I’m astonished how oddly the money is used. Usually it annoys me, and reading about prince Jerfi made no exception. I guess it is enough to say that has or has had a yacht named Tits, which came with lifeboats named Nipple 1 and Nipple 2.
It’s not that money wouldn’t make my or others’ lives easier. Additionally, it is quite easy to lament about money from a Nordic welfare country. Yet, Mammonism provokes me. Isn’t life about something else than acquiring loads of money and showing it off?
Excess of anything makes you sick. It could be money, poverty, sugar, or alcohol. It can also be a feeling, like jealousy, enthusiasm, or fatigue. At least I’m easy to lose my personal balance unless I’m careful enough to listen myself. And not just the first voice craving for more chocolate.
In the end it is a matter of happiness. How does one choose to live? The old wisdom says that money doesn’t make you happy. Thus, spending millions of dollars per month is not a necessary condition for happiness. If it is I am never going to be happy!
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I live in the U.S. and spent the first 24 years of my life on the “right track” for monetary success. Recently, I realized I’ve never actually been happy. So I made this blog and I’m searching for REAL happiness.
I appreciate the wisdom you’ve shared about moderation (“Excess of anything makes you sick.”) in your post and believe it will help me (and others) to listen. Thank you. 🙂
Thank you for your kind words! I like the project of happiness covered in your blog. It might be harder to follow internal goals, like happiness or moderation, than external, like money. But it is worth trying. All the best for us! 🙂