I Don’t Wish to Learn How to Make Money

Money,🤪!! At age 22, would you pursue a well-paying corporate job that makes you unhappy or a hobby that makes you happy but has no guarantee to pay the bills? I took a different path. I took various jobs in startups and SMEs to learn about entrepreneurship. There were I started not to learn money making but to learn, succeed in my passion.

I Don’t Know How To Make Money

Peoples’ levels of happiness only increase (as they believe) as income increases up to a point, after which there are reduced benefits to happiness as you increase your income. This number is probably smaller than you think, although it depends on where you live, town or village.

But here’s the catch from what I learnt after spending four years in job oriented learning and 16years (completed in 2022) in entrepreneurship (healthcare nt sickcare).

Most people actually think of pleasure, not happiness. They think of the pleasure of eating an ice cream or of going to the movies. But your happiness from these activities looks very much like a square wave. You are happy during the event, but half an hour later it has very little effect on your current state of happiness.

However, humans are wired for helping others. We get a nice long tail of happiness: Days later, you can close your eyes and get a warm, happy feeling as you remember helping your friend with something that mattered to him or her. Either that or you’ve just peed yourself.

But don’t listen to me. Listen to Dr. Martin Seligman, the creator of positive psychology and the PERMA principles.

Follow Your Happiness Not Money

That is to say, 90 percent of your long-term happiness is determined by how you think, not how much money you have or where you live.

Your level of happiness is far more related to your mindset than your salary, unless you are really dirt poor.

My Personal Views Start

I always start my day with my personal views on any subject comes to my mind. I never follow anyone but rather learn from others, society and contributions.

I have changed my mindset by changing my definition of success. If you look at the western definition of success, it is about how much financial and material wealth, power, control, or fame you have acquired. Why should we follow that?

My definition of success is about how much I have contributed to passion and lead towards humanity and the environment.

The vision I have is of a future where the necessities of life are available for free to everyone on the planet, food, water, shelter, electricity, transport, education, entertainment, health care, and more. I rate my success by how much I am contributing to such a future, although thankfully there are entire movements with hundreds of thousands of people who are pushing for similar things in the world around.

Conclusion

So whatever you do, remember that happiness is primarily based on your mindset, and that you probably need to set your primary purpose or goals in life and work out how to get there. Oh, and I forgot to mention that “Success is a continuous journey.”

Happiness!

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