Vegita wrote:…but if you already have happiness, then you are not chasing happiness, you are just trying to make some buck so you can have some toys etc… it’s not the end of the world if we can’t get something right now, and to the contrary, roughing it or not having things can be a rewarding experience in it’s own special way.
This. Definitely this. It’s not that I think that having those things will bring about happiness. I simply like that neighborhood, that’s all.
And not to say that money is everything, BUT better chance that you can BECOME happier if you have more money as opposed to being broke.
My way of thinking: if i have more than sufficient finances, I can take my family to see places and experience things, which in turn makes me even happier.
I don’t think that what I just said is disputable, but if you (or anyone) have something to add, i’ll be more than happy to listen. But I think we’re on the same page[/quote]
Have you read/seen Into the Wild? It talks a lot about this, and people’s ties to things and how that affects your happiness.
Personally, I think it’s whatever works for you. Both ways (having luxuries, or roughing it) it just depends on you and how you look at things.