Never sacrifice your happiness for wealth or material possessions. Your life is unique and your life deserves something more precious than wealth. You deserve the joy, happiness, and fulfillment in life.
Materialism is an insatiable desire to own things and the belief that when those desires are fulfilled we’ll achieve happiness. Materialism suggests a yardstick for success: the more you own, the better your life will be. But we all know that objects don’t make us happy. So why do our brains continue to convince us that they do?
Edmond Mbiaka wrote, “Never trade your soul for money because you would never be able to trade that money to get your soul back. Money is good, but it’s definitely not everything.”
Happiness is the most important and beautiful thing in life. If we don’t find happiness what can we do with all the wealth? I prefer happiness because wealth is valueless if I don’t have happiness.
Of course, wealth is good, and the material possessions and wealth can enhance our enjoyment and fulfillment in life. But in reality, wealth contributes very little to our overall happiness and well-being.
“It’s good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it’s good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure that you haven’t lost the things that money can’t buy.” ~ George Lorimer.
Never sacrifice your happiness for wealth or material possessions. Happiness is far more valuable than wealth because I believe, whoever finds happiness is always satisfied.
Wealth is unstable and we can not hold on to it forever. But happiness rises above our circumstance and offers satisfaction regardless of our financial state.
I have come to this understanding. Often in our pursuit of wealth and bigger bank accounts, we sacrifice happiness. We think riches will provide greater happiness for our lives, but we rarely recognize how much happiness and freedom we have sacrificed in our attempt to simply find more of it.
My advice for all it that, the accumulation of money and material things do not necessarily provide a corresponding increase in satisfaction and happiness.