Would You Rather Be Happy Or Rich?Mar 19th, 2007 | By Rachit Dayal | Category: Entrepreneurship, Happiness, Motivation, NLP, Peace, Personal Stories
This will be a tiny post (although I AM itching to blog about my new job, my existing internet businesses, NLP coach training and some awesome sex stories!)
Over at Calvin’s blog, there’s an interesting discussion going on about “Would You Rather Be Happy? Or Rich?”
You can head over to read it there … but here’s my contribution to the discussion … I think all of you will have no surprise about my stand
Rachit says …
But the truly happy people in the world live completely in today. They have no worries about tomorrow, no thoughts of the past, they feel good every day … almost as if they are living in a compartment of one day.
And so here’s the irony … we want to be rich … because that money, and the journey towards the money will make us happy.
But because we work so hard to be rich, our attention shifts to the past & future … not NOW. And NOW is where true happiness lies. The ability to be happy despite your situation – to feel a good inside when we are poor, rich, sick, healthy
So, in my case … my ongoing goal is to remain happy without condition … if i’m successful, failing or anything else … I want to be happy with myself. If success, great meaning or riches happen along the way, it’ll be a nice bonus.
It’s a nice discussion, do post your thoughts here or there …
- Calvin’s Original Post (I didn’t quite agree with this one)
- Calvin’s Follow up Post with comments from many ppl