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Given the fact that you are reading this text on the internet, it is most likely that you belong to people who do not fight to get out of the red zone: you do not think whether you have clean drinking water or food, where you are going to sleep, and whether someone or something will be life threatening, but you still feel unhappy, right? The key to your complete happiness lies in the satisfaction of higher needs, for which money is not important at all. People who are in the red zone do not seek for happiness, they are just looking for a way to alleviate the suffering. As soon as you start searching for happiness, it will already make you happier than a billion people who are struggling every day to survive.

The key to your complete happiness lies in the satisfaction of higher needs, for which money is not important at all.

The biggest misconception of the modern world is that the money is identified with a person’s value, and therefore, the more you earn, the more you are worth. As humans, we have a need to compare ourselves with others, and when he sees that earns less than the other, he starts feeling unhappy. The big culprit for this is the popular culture, which shows that only those who are rich and powerful are happy.

How do we reach happiness then? You will attain happiness only if you fulfill your higher needs. Money cannot lead you to sincere friends, a soul mate, nor a happy family. Money can give you a false sense of confidence, because confidence is built up from the inside. With money you can make people fear you, but you cannot ensure that people respect, or accept you. Money cannot make anyone creative, or a better person. You cannot buy spirituality, sincere gratitude, nor that feeling of satisfaction when you help others.

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If you look at money only as a way to fulfil the basic needs, and not as the goal of your life, then you are on a good way to become happy. Once you meet the basic needs, go conquer the higher ones. Only when you change the angle of the view, you will be able to understand why you cannot buy the things that will make you happy.