Why Does Debt Weigh Us Down So Much?

Why does debt weigh us down so much and how does it happen?

Because we enjoyed the pleasure before had the money.  The pleasure is long gone or as in a movie, clothing or vacation, but we still owe for it.  It happens because we are living above our means.  Either our financial situation changed and we didn’t adjust our spending or we are getting temporary happiness in stuff rather than finding JOY in “free entertainment, learning, helping others or our relationships.  Happiness is not found in  a new pair of shoes.

And lets not forget how powerful American Marketing can be and how much self discipline it takes to decide for yourself what you NEED and what is an EXTRA.

 

2 Responses to Why Does Debt Weigh Us Down So Much?

  1. Rae S. Guy says:

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  2. I have read Daniel Gilbert’s `Stumbling on Happiness’ and Sonja Lyubomirsky’s `The How of Happiness.’ Of them all, Happier is by far the best book in the area of positive psychology because it provides practical exercises and information that will really allow you to achieve happiness and view life in a different way. Happier is extremely readable because it isn’t filled with statistics, anecdotes, or testimonials. Unlike Lyubomirsky’s book, which has garnered much more media attention, Ben-Shahar of Happier doesn’t force his theories and research at you; the book reads more like a comprehensive lecture of the subject of happiness. I really enjoyed the author’s writing style, the way in which he presented the information, and the helpful tips he gave to increase my personal happiness. In my opinion this is the best book dealing with positive psychology because it doesn’t just describe what positive psychology/happiness is, but allows you to start being happier right away. If you’re looking for theories/research about happiness then I’d suggest Sonja or Gilbert but for practical advice, Happier will make you very happy.

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