how to leave behind joy, not wealth

Money has no value other than being something you consume to move forward and live a bigger life. there’s no point in saving money only to die with lots of it. spend it on experiences instead. spend it on finding joy, and spreading it everywhere you go.

when it’s time for you to go, that’s what you’ll leave behind: joy.

update: for deeper insights, please refer to the comments.

yours, will.

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p.s. closely related: souls and the gifts they leave behind. are you one of them?


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4 Responses to how to leave behind joy, not wealth

  1. eebz says:

    the experience economy, as Joe Pine and James Gilmore once dubbed it.

  2. Anonymous says:

    <html><head></head><body style="word-wrap: break-word; -webkit-nbsp-mode: space; -webkit-line-break: after-white-space; ">thanks Ibrahim. i’ll make sure i’ll read up on that.<div>i’m not familiar with the names.</div><div>you’re bringing in lots of great insights today.</div><div>thank you.<br><div><br class="Apple-interchange-newline"> <div style="width: 600px; font-size: 12px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 18px;" class="PosterousEmail"></div></div></div></body></html>

  3. Ahmad Osman says:

    Well this actually collides with I-think-it-was-Heraclites’ notion of happiness as human’s utmost goal in life, and I think that this makes sense, and that the other goals are but means.But leave behind? I think that momentary joy is existentially valid, whereas leaving anything behind is unExistentialist, and I am an Existentialist in this regard.

  4. Anonymous says:

    yes ahmad that’s very true. what i mean by leaving behind, is not actually the joy itself. what i mean is that the interactions and actions that you do during your life, ultimately leave ripples. and it’s these ripples that can either cause others to experience joy or not; even after you’re gone.

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