36. Define what wealth and happiness mean to you - Deepstash
36. Define what wealth and happiness mean to you

36. Define what wealth and happiness mean to you

Every decision has opportunity cost. When you choose one thing, you simultaneously don’t choose several others.

We must define success, wealth, and happiness in our own terms because if we don’t, society will for us — and we will always fall short. Our lives will be an endless race for the next best thing. We’ll never experience contentment.

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If we don’t, society will for us — and we will always fall short. We’ll always be left wanting. We’ll always be stuck comparing ourselves and competing with other people.

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