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  • Topic of this Week: "Money vs Happiness (July 21, 2019)"

    During the modern rat race, have you ever paused in a few moments and contemplated the true purpose of your life? Without a doubt, there is some truth in the saying – “Money can buy happiness”, but only up to a point.
    Several years earlier, when it comes to money making opportunities, I used to accept nearly every single class I was offered in the blink of an eye. This is because the moment of counting money was pictured vividly in my mind and it was so irresistible that I could not say “No”. Nevertheless, later on, it was not until I had been absolutely snowed under with work and sacrificed my time for myself, let alone my loved ones that I figured out what really matters to me. Then, while listening to Blinkist, I bumped into a summary of a book titled “Happy Money” containing numerous fascinating findings such as the income level does not always positively correlate with the level of happiness, the amount of money spent on others makes you happier than spent on yourself, or funds used for valuable experiences give a more sustainable pleasure than that of material possessions.
    Also, “Easier said than done” is true but at least, altering your perception of money probably leaves you a more satisfying life we suppose not to live without. Let’s go to Advance to share your amazing ideas or listen to first-hand knowledge from seniors.


    Food for thought:
    1. How do you define “money”, in your own terms?
    2. Share the occasion when you feel happy by using money.
    3. What is the difference between the way men & women spend money so that they feel happy about it?
    4. “Money is a mean, not an end”. How can you make the most of your income so that you can live a fulfilling life without non-stop chasing money?
    Reference:
    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/what-how-you-spend-your-money-says-about-who-you-are/
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidrae/2019/01/30/happy-money/#15990bd2721d
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