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‘I want more .. and I want it NOW!’ - so cried Verulka Salt in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. And most of us know what happened to her!
If I could wish upon people only one of two things - the choices being ‘Rich’ or ‘Happy’ - the answer is an absolute ‘no-brainer’.
Some studies of shown that there is no correlation between being Rich and being happy - with the exception being, if you are living in real poverty, and then if you get enough money to lift you out, your happiness increases significantly.
I do think it is just smart to save some money and invest it for your future - in the same way that a farmer puts seeds in the ground because he knows that next years crop will depend on it … but happiness is the thing that we can have right now. We need not wait for it. Perhaps this is what Verulka Salt should have been crying for. Happiness - NOW - is a worthwhile pursuit.