Written by Lee Warren of Organic Growers School
The dictionary definition of wealth is “an abundance of valuable possessions or money,” or, “the state of being rich; material prosperity.”
In many modern cultures, including ours, we equate wealth with the ability to buy the good life. And what is the good life? While the answer varies from person to person, some basic common denominators include: happiness, health, safety, adventure, choices.
While external objects can add to happiness, internally, it can best be described as a feeling of contentment or well-being.
And does money buy happiness? According to a recent study, money does buy happiness up to about $75,000 a year in income. Over this amount, extra material wealth makes no difference in happiness.1 Studies show that at that point, happiness is based on attitude and circumstances, rather than money.
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