H-Factor Where Is Your Heart


WHAT IS YOUR HAPPINESS? POVERTY – BY LISA CYPERS KAMEN

In wealth or in poverty – where can one find true happiness?

Materialism in modern times has reached epic proportions to such an extent that I am saddened to see people finding “benefit” in buying something as the benefit lies within their own happiness. Monetary wealth can buy the fleeting euphoria of owning the “it” item of the day. Fine, true, one should make oneself materially happy every now and then, but it is a sad fact to know that people are increasingly becoming more selfish with this same route of thoughts, that their happiness is within buying themselves products/services.  Here is a fact, poverty can buy nothing. However, poverty or lack of funds can help reset our internal moral compass to understand where true and lasting joy abides.– Taken directly from http://erumiou.wordpress.com/2007/06/22/wealth-vs-poverty-in-which-lies-true-happiness/

True happiness should come from helping others and not from the things we possess. Can items by true happiness? How long does such happiness last? The things we can do for others should create a happiness that lasts, unlike the fleeting happiness we get when we buy a new pair of shoes or the latest electronic device. The materialistic happiness is fleeting.

True wealth is not found within one’s assets, but it is found within one’s heart. To be truly rich is to have enough space in one’s heart to find happiness is the smile of the hungry. . – Taken directly from http://erumiou.wordpress.com/2007/06/22/wealth-vs-poverty-in-which-lies-true-happiness/

Money or being prosperous will not buy happiness for many of us. Money that lifts people out of poverty increases happiness, but after that, the better paychecks stop paying off a sense-of-well-being.
Be sure to check out one of our previous blogs “Can Money Buy Happiness?” as well.
Independent filmmaker, author, happiness coach and speaker Lisa Cypers Kamen creates these blogs to entertain, enlighten and educate us as we each undertake our own personal search for happiness.  Happiness is an Inside Job. To contact Lisa, email her directly at lisa@whatisyourhappiness.com and check out her websites at www.whatisyourhappiness.com  & www.harvestinghappiness.com .

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