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What do we really need to be happy? Happiness doesn’t come from money or material things, although not being hungry or uncomfortable is an important requirement for happiness, or at least feeling comfortable and content. Money can’t buy happiness or love; so why do so many people become wrapped up in the whirl and spin of pursuing it, and of acquiring more things? Perhaps because our commercial, consumer culture encourages it? There’s very little money to be made upon quiet meditation of the earth and the nature of being. Sometimes its better to be poor than rich, and having limited funding can be a blessing, not a curse. Nothing encourages creative thinking in quite the same way.
Is marriage still important? Divorce rates have started to decline, but perhaps only because fewer people are getting married to start with. They wait until later in life, and a percentage of people never marry at all. Yet, most teenagers assume that they will someday get married. A successful marriage depends upon two things, finding the right person and being the right person. I’ve met some desperate people out there, and nothing is quite as much of a turn-off as desperation.
A sense of humor makes everything better; or at least puts it into perspective. Except for rare life and death situations, nothing is really as important as it seems on the surface. Twenty four hours from now, will you even remember it? Just for fun, I’ve put together a slide show of some funny pictures. Enjoy!