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I’m 78 and refuse to retire - here are 9 things about happiness and money
18-09-2019, 06:46 PM.
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I’m 78 and refuse to retire - here are 9 things about happiness and money
I’m 78 and refuse to retire—here are 9 things about happiness and money we’re often taught too late

Published Tue, Sep 17 2019  10:53 AM EDT 
Updated Tue, Sep 17 2019  10:21 PM EDT

Peter Buckman, Contributor

I am 78 years old, have been married to the same woman for 50 years and am a proud parent of two daughters. My wife and I are also grandparents, of two children.

Of course, there have been ups and downs, including being diagnosed with two forms of cancer. But I’m able to look back on my life, and on my career as a publisher and writer, and feel reasonably successful and happy.

Now that I’m nearly 80, I’ve learned nine important lessons about success, money and happiness.

1. Remember to be kind to yourself
2. Money won’t make you happy
3. You’re never too old (or young) to make mistakes
4. ‘Retirement’ is a nonsensical term
5. Self-employment isn’t for everyone, but it can be rewarding
6. Keep your ambition engine running
7. There’s no point in trying to escape change
8. You can be a hypocrite without even knowing it
9. Don’t worry about keeping up with slang

More details in https://www.cnbc.com/2019/09/17/78-year-...money.html
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18-09-2019, 08:47 PM.
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RE: I’m 78 and refuse to retire - here are 9 things about happiness and money
(18-09-2019, 06:46 PM)cyclone Wrote: I’m 78 and refuse to retire—here are 9 things about happiness and money we’re often taught too late

Published Tue, Sep 17 2019  10:53 AM EDT 
Updated Tue, Sep 17 2019  10:21 PM EDT

2. Money won’t make you happy

"    2. Money won’t make you happy

Money allows you to enjoy life if you have enough — and maybe a bit more than “enough.”

But it won’t significantly boost your happiness in life. (I don’t need to emphasize this very much, as there are various studies out there that will tell you the same.)

Your happiness and well-being comes from taking care of yourself, the good things you’ve experienced (like love and laughter) and nurturing relationships with people who make a positive difference in your life.   "

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It takes 2 parties, a lot of committment and effort to nurture a relationship.

Excluding family members(immediate or extended), this cld be hard in our present time starved competitive environment, e.g. A is more successful(in terms of career, education, family, etc) than B. While B may be happy to nurture a relationship with A, A may feel otherwise. Due to human nature, A may want to nurture "upwards" too.

"Human beings are quick to adapt to new circumstances—a quality that has helped us survive and thrive. But it also means that the positive things that initially make us happier soon become our new normal and we return to our old happiness baseline."
https://www.helpguide.org/articles/menta...piness.htm

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18-09-2019, 09:22 PM.
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Sincerity is very much lacking, even to self.
Worth more than all the money...
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19-09-2019, 09:16 AM.
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"7. There’s no point in trying to escape change
8. You can be a hypocrite without even knowing it"

This 2 statements are Golden. An understatement. Is after years of experience do one realize it.
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