RULE 14: Money And Happiness – Understand Their Relationship

Joselyn Canfo Dumas, successful On-Air-Personality

There are lots
of things that will make us miserable – losing a partner, being made redundant,
getting sick; and loads more. There are quite a few related to money and
gaining or spending thereof. Remember:

• Too little
money can make you miserable
• Too much money
can make you miserable
• Too much stuff
can make you miserable
• Not having
enough can make you miserable.
I think what we
have to grasp pretty well from Day 1 is that money and happiness are not
necessarily the same thing. Money
doesn’t buy happiness
. This is a common mistake people make. It
isn’t going to be one you make. You can be poor and happy. You can be rich and
happy. You can also be either poor or rich and miserable. 


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“If you are looking to wealth to make you happy,
you’ll be disappointed. If you are looking to money to make you powerful!
Younger/sexier/more vital/more interesting/better looking/whatever, you’re
going to be disappointed”.
If you are
looking to wealth to make you happy, you’ll be disappointed. If you are looking
to money to make you powerful! Younger/sexier/more vital/more interesting/better
looking/whatever, you’re going to be disappointed. Sorry but money doesn’t do
any of that. In your head it might. In other people’s heads it might. But it
doesn’t in reality. You can be all those things with money it is true. It isn’t
money that does it. The switch is thrown in your head first. Money is a
placebo, not a cure.
We’ve
all seen the lottery winners who buy the big house and feel miserable because
they’ve left all their friends behind; or the Tycoons who lose the lot and top
themselves because they felt their life was over just because they were skint.  
But we won’t make any of these mistakes because we
shall practice this Rule diligently and understand the relationship between
money and happiness. Ah, but I hear you ask, what exactly is this Rule? What do
I have to do? Answer: nothing except nor expect too much from money and don’t
buy stuff in the hope it will make you happy – it won’t. When they build that
brand new Hummer Jeep or whatever it is you covet, they don’t build in any
happiness. So when you first sit in it or buy it and you feel fantastic – and
I’m not denying people do feel great buying stuff; that feeling isn’t in the
thing you buy. That feeling was inside you anyway. All this said, what money
can do is buy away a lot of unhappiness. It just can’t go any further than
that.
From The Book; The Rules of Wealth by
Richard Templar
(Read Rule 15
of Rule of Wealth on Monday on Asabeafrika)
Read-to-Wealth Series 
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