Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Tyler Hedge's last exploration

This post is pretty much a generalization about how saving money and having money is how you get happiness when compared to buying things. It almost feels like it is a summary for his entire blog but it really does give great points. I thought a great quote is when he says "The best way to get to the root of all this spending is to realize what we are all really trying to buy. In fact, it is the reason for every single action we take in our lives. It’s happiness." What this shows is how it really is not buying things that makes us happy when compared to having security. What I liked about this post is that he did not directly say "sell that expensive car" or something like that but rather he says that those types of things are not necessary and that youre better off and happier with a secure future. What I did not like was that there did not seem to be middle ground for someone that wants some of those luxury things but wants to cut back. This is defiantly doable with effort. I have spent a ton of money this year and not working during school has put me in a situation where I wish i would not have and am now more concerned and would be happier than i am from buying all those luxuries and spending on those things.

1 comment:

  1. Thats an interesting point. I think we too often forget why exactly we work so hard to try and get so much money in the first place. We do it just because it's what we're supposed to do, and don't think about why we do it enough. Happiness is what we're all after, but I've never really thought about the "security" part of savings as a direct link to happiness before. But it really makes a lot of sense thinking about it now. If you've got a lot of savings, you feel secure. If you feel secure, you're less stressed, and if your less stressed, your happier.