Sunday, April 29, 2007

Money can't buy me happiness

Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.

-----Franklin D. Roosevelt

I think President Roosevelt was on to something. I've never known stacks of dollar bills to produce happiness. I have experienced a nest egg imbuing me with a sense of security & safety, but not joy and delight. Spending money on travel or creative stuff does produce a profound sense of excitement and jollity, though. And so it's no surprise that this is where most of our disposable income goes. Well, that and social outings, which I consider to be traveling for the brain. *grin*

1 comment:

Mel said...

I figure I'm not 'allowed' to win the lottery for a reason.

In part........cuz that would mean that I need to actually buy a ticket, huh?