We all know that happiness isn't about stuff. Big houses and fancy cars may make you temporarily happy, but then you get used to them and all you have left is a supersized payment and more to worry about. Most of us can agree on this. Let's move on. But Wait, What About Experiences? It has become popular to say this: It's about experiences! That is what life and … [Read more...] about Happiness Isn’t About Experiences Either
Note: I originally sent this content to my email list last week. I received such a positive response, I decided to publish it here. This version is slightly longer. What I write about in this post is the most important thing I learned in my journey to financial independence. Hell, it's one of the most important things I've ever learned. Only took me 4 decades! Better late … [Read more...] about Are You Happy?
This is the 75th edition of our guest post series called 10 Questions. It also will be one of the last. Everything must come to an end and 10 Questions will say ‘”Good bye!” near the end of 2016. If you’ve already sent me your answers or told me that you’re going to be doing so, don’t worry; I’m still going to publish you. Today's 10 Questions comes from the Happy … [Read more...] about 10 Questions with The Happy Philosopher
Last week, I asked you about happiness. Before I get to your responses, I have a story to tell. When I was in my 20s, sometimes I did stupid things. (Didn't we all?) One fine summer day, a friend and I went for a bike ride. It was hot, so I wore nothing but shorts and shoes. Shirt? Nope. Helmet? Didn't even own one. There was a huge hill near me and per my speed demon … [Read more...] about Ask the Readers: Breaking the Bank for a Haircut?!?
Last week's question had to do with a stupid picture I saw going around on Facebook: I mean, who wouldn't do this? It's a no-brainer in my book on my blog. Here is what you had to say: JC from Passive Income Pursuit: Sign me up for that challenge. Looks like you would have a kayak for exercise and exploration and could even use it as transportation to what looks like … [Read more...] about Ask the Readers: What makes you Happy?