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Happiness Is What Matters, Not Net Worth.

With Thanksgiving Day coming up tomorrow, I wanted to write a post just to remind everyone of what I think is truly important – happiness. If you are happy, you have something to be thankful for tomorrow, as there are many, many people around the world who have it way worse than you do. I imagine you have a roof over your head, food on the table, and some clothes on your back, all of which are worth much more than whatever your net worth is. Sure, having money is nice – but it sure ain’t gonna make you happy and content. Those feelings come from somewhere else and it most definitely isn’t the bank. So while everyone else is out trying to buy themselves some happiness in the next few days, take a minute and consider your own life and what you can be thankful for other than your money. Your own self is worth way more than any amount of net worth can buy you. Looking for some help or advice on this line of thinking? Check out some of my past posts on the same:

You Cannot Buy Your Way To Happiness, No Matter What You Think.

Finding Contentment While Others Around You Want More.

Is Your Life Fiction Or Non-Fiction?

Living Below Your Means Does Not Mean Living Poorly.

If someone came along and emptied your bank account, would you still be happy? That’s the key.

Have a good Thanksgiving, and remember to be thankful for all that you do have.


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  1. No matter how much extra income I can generate with my spare time, I refuse to let it cut into time spent with my son.

    One is far more priceless than the other.

    Happy Thanksgiving to all!

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  3. ctreit says:

    If you are happy with what you have, I suspect that your net worth would be pretty good, too. You can only increase your net worth if you are happy with what you have, i.e. your income. If you live within your means, i.e. your income, you will probably also be happier.

  4. Out of curiousity, do you guys think people who don’t have wealth tend to say that wealth can’t buy happiness and vice versa?

  5. Ken says:

    Happiness is a byproduct of a life centered on things that matter family, faith, and friends. Money is a necessary part of supporting family and making a good life for them and yourself.

  6. David says:

    I don’t have wealth, and I say it.

  7. David says:

    Money is, yes, but wealth is not. 🙂

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