Increase Wealth – How About Being Happy With What You Have?
In this life one of the important things is being able to have the necessary things needed for living. With out these basics life would be impossible. But to enjoy life more and to get the best experiences may require more resources. The main resource used in exchange for these experiences is money. So the need to have a good supply of money is something that is essential in order to enjoy the many experiences in life. One of the problems is how much money is necessary to enjoy the desired experiences in life. This can lead to a desire to earn more money in order to gain these experiences. So how much wealth should be reasonable in-order to live? And is it possible to be happy with the wealth that you currently have?
What is Happiness? and How Much Wealth Do You need to Be Happy?
Being able to define the thing that happiness means to you is a useful starting point in finding happiness. The ability to measure when you are happy will need to be based on the things that you need in-order to have happiness. It has been said that the best things in life are free, indeed things like life and health are things that might be taken for granted, but without these important things then many of the other things in life could become meaningless. The air that we breath might also be taken for granted, and the water that falls from the sky, it could be very important to begin to treasure and appreciate these simple things, without which life here may not be possible.
Great simple sources of riches
So indeed by looking at the many things that you take for granted could be a great source of things to be appreciated, this may lead to finding more joy. the fact that you may have a powerful mind could also be something that you could find is of great value, and it could be useful to realize the value. It has been said that a dog does not know the use of its tail until it has lost it. So it could be useful to treasure the things that you take for granted. You may find that you have more to be happy about than you first realize.
Godliness with Contentment Is Great Gain
The Idea that Godliness with contentment leads to great gain, is an interesting concept. If you look at the materialist world you could notice that you may never reach a point where you are completely satisfied with all the things that you may possess. If you consider that you are constantly being sold the latest version of products that you currently have, but does each version increase your level of happiness. And can material things bring you true joy and happiness? Indeed if you think of a time that you were truly happy, what were the things that lead to you feeling the state of happiness. And were they material things that gave you the true happiness?
The idea that having wealth is a prerequisite to finding great joy and happiness could end up being a great illusion and it may be the case that great happiness and joy could be in-fact found much nearer than you believe in the simple things that are already around you. So your source of greater happiness may already be in your possession. What do you think – Thoughts to make you think.
MGA Brown (c) 11 January 2012
MGA Brown is the Author of “Thoughts To Make You Think”
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