Sunday, February 3, 2013
La Dolce Vita.
We all have aspirations, money is life, and the power to spend money is the power to live ……………those who lack the power to spend money become literally faceless. The glamour of those who have and can acquire anything they wish cannot exist without personal social envy being – a common and widespread emotion. Everyone is in pursuit of the good life, but what does it constitute of? Luxury yachts, Mansions, B M W’s, designer clothes, a beautiful partner etc -may bring joy ephemerally; but doesn’t make one contented and lead a fulfilling life? Happiness isn’t about money or success alone. Ignoring life’s myriad experiences is bereft of philosophical depth and material possessions will only succeed in lulling the soul into a forgetful sleep. People who enjoy close ties with friends and family are happier and more resilient to anxiety and cope with setbacks far better. Material possessions are not the only way to happiness. The intimacies shared with our closest companions keep us anchored vital, and alive. Like calories, friendships keep us warm, and serve as a badge of contentment; it’s the elixir of a happy life.One has to fully engage in life, not wasting time on stressful situations, doing all things that make you happy. It’s about living life on your own terms, not permitting external confirmation or perception to dictate your happiness.