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What makes a good life?

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What makes a good life?

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I watched an interesting presentation on what makes a good life by Robert Waldinger yesterday. I was searching for an inspirational talk on “How to be successful” (blablabla), but I discovered Robert’s talk instead. And I believe the video is quite important for Gold Members of Hacked, as it is to me.

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I know that for myself to be happy, I need to reach certain goals. My most prioritized goals at this point in life is financial freedom. I started with next to nothing; I’ve created multiple businesses and organizations. Many failed, some made it. I know what it’s like to be “broke”. I know what it’s like to not be able to buy the food you desire, to not be able to travel where you want, and most importantly, to not have the means to secure a home. I’ve come a long way on my journey to financial freedom already, but I still have more to accomplish before I can check off those boxes.

When that is said, the presentation by Robert shows that to be truly happy, you need relationships. You can have all the money in the world, and you still won’t be happy unless you have good friends, a family, and associates you can socialize with.

I’ve read that the most satisfied people are the ones living in the middle of rich and poor. They are wealthy enough to do whatever they want, but not super wealthy which might cause jealousy within your social circle. Some say “Mo money, mo problems”, and that’s something I can confirm. I’m not rich, by no means, but I’ve made some serious cash compared to the average person in Norway. I felt a minor degree of what I believe super rich people experience on a more regular basis.

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I believe all should strive to reach their financial goals, but that should not become your entire life. Remember to take care of your relationships and create memories with friends and family. That’s going to be with you for the rest of your life. Money will come and go.

Watch the video by Robert below:

And I had to add this video as well:

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    AUTHOR bitsurfer

    Posted on 10:28 pm June 15, 2017.

    Great post, very much agreed! I also believe along with relationships, pursuing your passion(s) leads to a live fulfilled. Unbeknownst to some, we all have a creative side. For me, happiness is directly related to how much effort I put in to getting to know this side of myself 🙂

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    AUTHOR Winds

    Posted on 1:54 am June 16, 2017.

    Nice! Thanks Jonas.

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    AUTHOR msmart2b

    Posted on 11:27 pm July 31, 2017.

    I don’t expect to ever be happy. All I ever wanted was to be rich. And at 71,
    it doesn’t look like that’s gonna happen either. My mother beat me with a rose bush, she once hit me beside the head with a coke bottle. She told me I was an unwanted child, and one day with tears in her eyes, she pointed a gun at me and threatened to blow my brains out. I must have known what a miserable life I would have. Because I said defiantly, ‘go ahead’. Someone grabbed the pistol away from her. So maybe, I’m just waiting around to die.

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