Money serves a purpose of course and in human society
this is what most people use to purchase services or products.
Obviously if you don't have enough you won't be able to eat and being
hungry isn't a happy state.
However the point is what happens after all the basic needs are met?
Isn't it true that in our society people are brainwashed to believe
that more money = more happiness? But if this was true then why do we
have rich people/celebrities etc. committing suicide?
The truth is that their depression is even deeper than the average
person because they HAVE the American Dream and now they realize they
are still unhappy even with all the money and fame. At least when you
don't have all the goodies you can hope for happiness sometime in the
future when you win the lottery.
If happiness = more money then zero rich people should
commit suicide correct?
Look at all the famous music band members that were/are doing drugs.
They are living the dream life everyone wants and yet they still need
to do drugs to feel happy? Clearly the fulfillment of outer
circumstances alone is not sufficient for happiness.
I would submit though that a rich person might be more receptive to
this truth since they have hit rock top as it were (as opposed to rock
Since they know from experience that the money mantra is a lie they
might have more of a motive to try something else.
Happiness isn't caused by a chemical reaction in the
brain. The brain is only a piece of hardware. We use this hardware to
interact with the world.
So why do drugs give a high? Because drugs temporarily block the pain
of the negative programming. But once the drugs wear off the pain
comes back because the person remembers again that they are a weak,
bad, limited (whatever) person. Drugs treat the symptoms
temporarily not the real inner problems.
Happiness isn't in anything in the outer world and this is why gaining
money and things alone won't provide it. Happiness is the absence of
something. The absence of negative programming and negative or limited
self image. The programming is like mud on a pair of glasses. How does
anyone enjoy a fine painting with mud covering their view? You can be
a billionaire but your money doesn't mean much if you hate yourself.