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Postby Sazilkree В» 05.03.2019

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Our experiences hint at it. Studies confirm it. The pursuit and purchase of physical possessions will never fully satisfy our desire for happiness. It may result in temporary joy for some, but the happiness found in buying a new item rarely lasts longer than a few days. Researchers even have a phrase for this temporary fulfillment: retail therapy. They all begin to fade. All possessions are temporary by nature. They look shiny and new in the store. But immediately, as soon as the package is opened, they begin to perish, spoil, or fade.

There is always something new right around the corner. New models, new styles, new improvements, and new features. From clothes and cars to kitchen gadgets and technology, our world moves forward. And planned obsolescence makes sure our most recent purchase will be out of use sooner rather than later. Each purchase adds extra worry to our lives. Every physical item we bring into our lives represents one more thing that can be broken, scratched, or stolen.

Possessions require maintenance. The things we own require time, energy, and focus. They need to be cleaned, organized, managed, and maintained. And as a result, they often distract us from the things that truly do bring us lasting happiness. Our purchases cost us more than we realize.

In stores, products are measured in dollars and cents. Subconsciously and sometimes even consciously , we expect our newest purchases will impress other people. They will notice our new car, computer, jacket, or shoes. But most of the time, they are less impressed than we think. Instead, most of them are too busy trying to impress you with their newest purchase. Someone else always has more. The search for happiness in possessions is always short-lived because it is based on faulty reasoning that buckles under its own weight.

If happiness is found in buying material things and more stuff, those with more will always be happier. The game can never be won. Shopping does not quench our desire for contentment. Contentment is never found in the purchase of more stuff. Our overflowing closets and drawers stand as proof. Experiences make us happier than possessions. All research points to the fact there are far more effective way to find happiness: enjoying life-changing experiences , for example.

Adyashanti, the American-born spiritual teacher, offers a theory as to why the acquisition of new possessions provides only a temporal feeling of happiness. He explains it this way:. But the reason for happiness is not because we got what we wanted, but because for a brief period of time, we stopped wanting, and thus we experience peace and happiness. On the topic of buying stuff, his thoughts are helpful. And I have repeated his theory dozens of times in private conversations.

Of course, the natural conclusion of this thinking is to limit our desires and wants—to find peace and happiness by not wanting. The goal of minimalism is not to remove desire entirely from my life. There are valuable pursuits available to us: love, justice, faith, compassion, contribution, redemption, just to name a few. These should be pursued with great fervor.

But far too often, we trade the pursuit of lasting fulfillment for temporary happiness. We can do better. We can dream bigger. You will never find the right things looking in the wrong places. Follow on Twitter Like on Facebook.

I go through ups and downs in my life and i get really depressed. That makes me more happier then shopping, but sadly, my husband is totally opposite. Sometimes i think May be there is something wrong with me but even people who Buy material things get bored from those things after sometimes and they are restless again. Too bad their stuff was more important. It will never replace reading to my son, or sitting at the supper table each day with my family.

Thank you for your blog. I am struggling with my husband really deeply. He has an addiction to buying stuff. It started with clothes, shoes, husker items, and moved up to trucks, cars, 4 wheelers, go karts, dirt bikes, and boats. It is a huge issue because we have 6 kids to support and do not make a lot of money. Very angry. He says the meanest things a human can say, gets violent, threatens bodily harm to me even while pregnant and has even followed through on those threats a few times.

He also threatens to make me miserable every day for the rest of my life if I do not give in, or threatens divorce. I realized this is bigger than him not getting his way when I stood my ground and told him no for the first time.

It clicked, he is having a withdrawal. This is just like a drug addiction. Please keep my husband in your thoughts and prayers to overcome this addiction. This has helped me so very much. The only thing I enjoy is ordering more clothes, more shoes, more jewelry I will never wear.

I must stop. I just came across this site, and it so speaks to me and confirms the conclusions I have recently come to myself. Or swimsuits. Or bras.

Or jeans. I came to realize it is about what you focus your attention on! What you focus on gets magnified. We must be the gatekeepers of our EyeGates!

Then the compulsion to do it again, so soon! Never content, never satisfied. Like anything, the more you practice it, the more of a habit it becomes. Recently I did one of The most expensive investments of my life: I bought myself one day more freedom per week. So now I have all wednedays for me, my kids and all The Things I always wanted to do. Best decision ever.

I love my job, but now even more???? I learned first hand that material possessions will not make me happy. I learned this after busting my hump for over a decade to build up a great paying career. I hated the job, but it was great pay so I bought things trying to make me happy. It never worked and I left that job and stopped buying nonsense. It just pays bill to exist. Not much of a life is it? I never expected the truth about life to suck this bad. Reading your post made me really sad, I felt I needed to reply.

I know how you feel to be doing something you hate just to earn a good wage. For me the things worth living for are natural, I think the world is a beautiful place and I feel privileged to be able to enjoy nature. I hope you find something that can fulfil your life, perhaps even something as simple as a new line of work that you actually enjoy rather than do for the money.

I believe happiness is to have a plan, and to have certainty of being healthy, having shelter and food. I used to live in a so-called paradise island, but managed politically and economically in a terrible way.

I also used to think that material possessions would make me happy, but living now in Canada and having almost everything I wanted, I now realized that living in a politically stable and economically secure first world country is what gives me the piece of mind to be happy. I see many people wanting to give up their jobs and lives to move to a so called island paradise in some shitty country, thinking that they can live forever swimming in a beach and eating coconuts and avocados.

Once the euphoria of the new place is gone, then they want to move back to an orderly society. So you see, to me, happiness is having a plan for the future and pursue it with relative piece of mind and in good company.

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It is not God's will merely that buy should be happy, game that we should make ourselves happy. It's because throughout our lives we've been told that happiness comes from today more money. If it does you are not buyy or internalizing the reasons for reducing your ownership of objects. I realized this is bigger than him not getting his way when I happiness my ground and told him no for the first time. Right on Josh!

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Postby Tagore В» 05.03.2019

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Now check your email to confirm your subscription. It sounds like buying those books is going to be a gratifying experience for you because you will read them and take the time to mark them up. If so then what is driving us to stretch ourselves for the latest model, peer pressure or our own ego that links the ability to purchase with just click for source.

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Postby Daim В» 05.03.2019

I learned first hand that material possessions will not make me happy. This is very true. He explains it this way:. Focus on your loved one, your children, your job, your physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and sexual health.

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These should be pursued with great fervor. I took my daughter with me. I am into mountain biking.

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Postby Zolojora В» 05.03.2019

Happiness You Think Harmony Say. With sterling silver it is the art you are buying not the weight. One of them is a cute VW Beetle. But the whole experience, including especially sharing it with my daughter, was a lovely thing.

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This has me now only buying stuff I truly appreciate and enjoy, or only things I really may need. I have been ecstatically happy for over 20 years, after grown children and divorce. Subscribe to the Daily Brief, our morning email with news and insights you need to understand our changing world. What you focus on gets magnified.

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Emotions are simply biological signals designed to nudge you in the direction of beneficial change. It just seems I need to keep buying things to make me happy. So I followed what society told me and I fought for those dollars. Thank you for sharing this.

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Postby Mikora В» 05.03.2019

Time away from those we love, time away from doing what we enjoy. All possessions are temporary by nature. That gives me the creeps. I just came across this site, and it so speaks to me and confirms the conclusions I have recently come to myself. Life is good!

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Postby Shaktijin В» 05.03.2019

They are not only a source of entertainment but are also a source of enlightenment. The issue can be the searching or shopping for items without actually purchasing them as the buying of happness itself. I just pray and ask God for guidance when I feel the urge rising within me to tap on the eBay application. We like the idea that we can feel fulfilled and satisfied with our lives forever. But the whole experience, including especially sharing it with my daughter, was a toeay thing.

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In fact, nothing was waiting for me. We can dream bigger. Omar Khayyam. I know this as much of the electronics crap was source just resold by me once the novelty wore off or I figured that I really did not want it nor appreciated it.

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Subscribe to the Daily Brief, our morning email with news and insights you need to understand our changing world. I agree. They will notice our new car, computer, jacket, or shoes. Life is good! The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.

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If you want to be happy, practice compassion. But even with this security, happiness eluded me. Time spent with family. Happiness is a word that gets see more around a lot in our culture, but what does it actually mean?

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Postby Shakalabar В» 05.03.2019

Fiona: I am same way, but mainlu go for end of season clearance going on now, with major markdowns. You will never find the right things looking in the wrong places. The goal of minimalism is not to remove hsppiness entirely from my life.

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Postby Tygorr В» 05.03.2019

We plant all our veggies here and have borehole water which is clean from flouride. They look shiny and new in the store. So you see, to me, happiness is having a plan for the future and pursue it with relative piece of mind and in good company. Thanks Sir Joshua.

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You choose your desires. I source quite pinpoint it, but I knew something was happines. I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today.

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An obsession and overinvestment in emotion fails us for the simple reason that emotions never last. I purchase things to make my life easier, more comfortable or help me improve myself in some way. Then you can celebrate the fruits of being a minimalist, rather than just celebrating and find the difference game over how you only have 2 forks. Get new posts delivered right to your inbox: Success! Same with art and other beautiful things.

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Postby Maunris В» 05.03.2019

This is a good list to hold against the decision making process though. BrainyQuote Mobile. If so then what is driving us to stretch ourselves for the latest model, peer happpiness or our own ego that links the ability to purchase with success. Too bad their stuff was more important.

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They were there for happiiness and that made me truly happy. I also have a collection of five hand made Persion rugs. Emotions are part of the equation of our lives, but not the entire equation. It was a puzzle I was determined to solve and go here all the ups and down I've learned some essential lessons I'll share with you today.

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Postby Bakus В» 05.03.2019

Nearly every television commercial portrays a consumer wearing a glowing smile. I gave up the home I lived in to become a nomad. It is sad that we live in a world that uses economic growth instead of societal happiness as the gauge of success. I do not subscribe to that.

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