Money is what moves the world along. But what gives the world and all the life in it worth are the things that money can’t buy.
There is a big difference between what has value and what is worth money. Sadly, many people get these two things mixed up and spend their whole lives looking for that white rabbit.
Everyone in the world can do almost anything they could ever dream of. This is one of the best things about life.
If you want to do something, you can figure out how to do it. Just make sure that what you’re after is worth following.
You don’t want to get to your goal only to find out that you put in the wrong coordinates.
Friendships that last
One of the most important things in the world is friendship. Only when people treat each other with respect can societies work as well as they do, or at least as well as most of them do.
Friendship builds trust, and a society can’t work well if people don’t trust each other. Having good friends in your life also makes your life better as a whole.
Friends are like a safety net. If things get hard, you can call on a friend for help. Even if you never ask your friends for help, knowing they are there for you will give you more confidence and make you more willing to try new things.
links to family
Family is something you can’t put a price on. Even though they may be a pain in the neck most of the time, you can count on them to have your back even when everyone else does not.
Family members are like friends in that they almost always help when you ask them to.
Family is always there, but friends come and go. Depending on how close you are to your family, their help could make the difference between having a good life and a bad one.
There’s not much in life that you can do all by yourself. Family makes sure you never have to be really alone.
You are sick if you aren’t healthy. If you’re not healthy, you’re more likely to die. It’s clear that dying is bad. Stay away from it as long as you can. If you’re healthy, you’ll probably have more time to do what you want.
Healthy people don’t just live longer; they also live better. The healthier you are, the better you feel, and the more you’ll enjoy the things you do in life.
You can’t really understand the difference until you know what it’s like to be very healthy. Getting bloodwork done once a year can help you learn more about your body and make changes to your food and general way of life to get the most out of life.
Just so you know, I’m not talking about schooling. At best, the school system is broken, and most of the time, it doesn’t help the people it’s meant to help. We are lucky to live in a time when anyone who wants to learn or get the right information can do so at any time and from anywhere.
If you want to trade something for your time, trade it for knowledge. It will help you more than anything else, and in more than one way.
Using your head
The world would be a much better place if people put more effort into making sense of their lives and the situations they find themselves in instead of putting everything they do on faith. No matter what you believe, logical thought has always been and will always be king.
Think about everything. Consider all options, all possible causes and outcomes. Don’t just go with your gut or old knowledge when making decisions. Instead, think everything through and then make a choice. Even if you think you know something, you could be wrong.
Things are always changing, but you can always find the right or best choice. Don’t be stupid.
It’s hard enough to find anything honest these days, but finding honest love is by far the hardest. It takes time to get to know people and determine their wants. People are rarely the open books we think they are.
Most people will never tell you enough about themselves to tell you who they are.
Honest love isn’t so much something you find as something you make and care for. It takes a long time to build up and a long time to keep up. But when someone loves you for the realest version of yourself and you find that you love that person just as much, what you have together is some of the best stories the world has ever heard.
True love may cost something, but not in money.
I often think about time and how, even though our minds seem to be able to jump between the present and the past, they really only live in the present. It may be a dream, but we all believe in it.
Think about the person you are now and the life you are living right now. Almost certainly, it feels like the only thing you’ve ever known.
You don’t feel like you were there. You think about the past, but then you realise that you live in the present. Your last day will come in the future, and you’ll feel like it’s the only time you’ve ever been alive.
Of course, Except for the memories you’ve made over the years. These good memories and times tell you that you haven’t just been alive for a millisecond and are living right now. You have been around for a long time. Without these kinds of images, life will one day seem like nothing at all.
You can’t buy success with cash. It can buy you a lot of things, but it can’t buy you success, even though almost everyone thinks it can. Do very successful people have a lot of money? Not all do, but some do.
Success, not fame or money, is what makes you great.
You have to be careful about how you measure success. Instead of using the standards of others, make your own. Success is where we all want to end up at the end of our own travels.
Different people will have different ideas of what success means to them. Make sure you know what you want and then go after it. You can still make it even though you can’t buy it with money.
The power we have to make things different
This is probably the least appreciated thing in life. You can only matter to yourself first, and then to other people.
You only matter to other people if you have influenced their lives in some way or if you continue to do so. You become a part of their lives because you affect them. If you make a good difference in enough people’s lives, the possibilities are endless.
Happiness can’t be bought. You can buy jet skis, and no one frowns while flying off ocean waves, but that’s joy, not happiness. Joy is a part of happiness, but what counts most is being happy with what you have.
You’re happy when you’re happy with who you are, what you’ve done with your life, and what you can still do with it. Why? Because you can’t think of anything to make you sad.
Happiness is so hard to find because it’s not a thing or a place; it’s a space. It may seem strange, but that’s because our minds have a hard time understanding how something that seems good could come from the absence or rejection of something else.
To be happy, you just need to have nothing to make you feel bad. The only other trick is to know what is important enough to be upset about and what is not. You can’t buy happiness, but it’s easy to do once you figure out what makes you happy.