The U. S. Constitution doesn't guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself. -Benjamin Franklin ...
You’ve heard the saying, money can’t buy happiness. It’s hard to believe though, a million dollars could buy a lot of things that would be pretty fun, but it wouldn’t take away your broken heart.
Saw this thing that struck me, it basically said that money won’t buy you happiness in things, but you can use money to become happy. If you use it in the right way.
This guy’s ideas were:
Spend it on what YOU like best.
Don’t buy things to be competitive like to get a nicer car then your neighbor
Focus on Experiences
Buying things like a new expensive pair of jeans can be fun, but soon they wear out. So instead of the jeans, go on a weekend getaway
Indulge in small pleasures regularly
Instead of saving for one big thing, just indulge in small things. Forget the new Mac and go out to the movies more.
The only way you could use money to feel happier that would create a physical change in your brain was to: GIVE IT AWAY.
The guys in the white lab coats found that people who spend money on others are happier than those who only spend money on themselves.
So Giving to charity, helping friends and family, actually triggers activity in your brain that is associated with receiving rewards.
So you can use your money for good, and enjoy a little more happiness in your life…just spend it on others!