It’s All About The Money

Reading this sentence, you are no doubt thinking ‘what is he talking about? – We have always been told that money is never the answer. Yes, that is true if you look at money from a material/consumption point of view, but what makes humans happy? Is it the ability to read and write, the ability to see family and friends, the ability to create and develop, or all of the above? How are all these connected? – a certain degree of freedom is required.

Having more money may be able to help you up to a certain point in regards to freedom, with many people picturing themselves sitting on a beach and working from the laptop and doing their own thing. Is it the idea of having money in their hands that is appealing, or the idea of what money can bring from a lifestyle perspective?

But what makes humans happy? Is it the ability to read and write, the ability to see family and friends, the ability to create and develop, or all of the above?

Over the last few months in this lockdown, one thing I have come to realise is that we crave more freedom and having more money can potentially create this freedom. By having this freedom, we can pursue more passion project which can aid happiness. Maybe the heading should be ‘It’s all about the freedom’.

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Food for thought.

Till next time, Stay Stoic,

SSC

You’re Gonna Need A Bigger Boat

The famous statement from the cult favourite Jaws, by Brody played by Roy Scheider are words that are more common today as back in 1975. Being successful nowadays means being bigger (even from a social media point of view), having bigger and buying bigger, but is this the way we should be living? Is this the correct way to measure success in life?

We have always heard the saying ‘Bigger is better,’ but is it really, and does it only cause more stress and anxiety? Having a bigger ‘presence’ on social media requires more of our time, which can have a negative impact on our mental health.

Is social media a positive or negative influence?

We have always heard the saying ‘Bigger is better,’ but is it really, and does it only cause more stress and anxiety?

Having a bigger house, which is considered an ‘investment’, ultimately takes more money out of our pockets. Having a bigger salary coming can lead to us buying more stuff than we actually need, which links to having more maintenance to carry out.

All this bigger is better mentality can and does place greater stress and anxiety on us, therefore, shouldn’t we say – just stick with the small boat!   

Food for thought.

Till next time, Stay Stoic,

SSC