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Old 06-14-2006, 10:45 AM   #1
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Well during my daily read of blogs I came across this link from a finance company on happiness.

http://www.trendfollowing.com/whitepaper/happiness.pdf

It was an interesting read that got me thinking, how often do you realize that your fixating on your money rather than working on your happiness? I believe all of us here tend to worry about the money a bit more than we should, so I hope you enjoy the read and can use the top ten ideas on improving your happiness.

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Old 06-14-2006, 06:27 PM   #2
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i would think most early retireds prioritize health & happiness over money. otherwise we'd still be stressed out & working to make more money.

hmmm. lets see. exercise, sex, socializing, meditating, sleeping. check, check, check, check and check.
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i would think most early retireds prioritize health & happiness over money. otherwise we'd still be stressed out & working to make more money.

hmmm. lets see. exercise, sex, socializing, meditating, sleeping. check, check, check, check and check.
This is true. I focus on "How's my life going?" Now "ow much money do I have"?" (Or have left this week?)

And in fact I can'stand being around "normal" people or "working"people anymore because all do is whine on and on about money without DOING anything about it. And they think "Oh with only a little more money...." or "Oh if only could get my hands on some big money..." The same crap all of us here have been listeng to for years.


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Thanks for the link. It's true you cannot fill the inner void with externals, i.e., money, power, status, fame, fancy cars, big houses. Hapiness is all about feeling good as a result of appreciating what you already have, resisting the temptation for more, caring about youself and others, and developing cordial relationships with others.
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hmmm. lets see. exercise, sex, socializing, meditating, sleeping. check, check, check, check and check.
Are those supposed to be in a certain order?
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Are those supposed to be in a certain order?
um, no. it was the order on the op's link. and i would have added eating. speaking of which, there's nothing in this house to eat. i gotta go shopping and spend some money on a little happy.
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Thanks for the link. It's true you can fill the inner void with externals, i.e., money, power, status, fame, fancy cars, big houses. Hapiness is all about feeling good as a result of appreciating what you already have, resisting the temptation for more, caring about youself and others, and developing cordial relationships with others.
Yep. I don't remember who said it but, "he who wants little is easily satisfied."
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