What’s the APR on happiness?

“Money can’t buy happiness, but it can buy bacon/tea/beer/chocolate/… and that’s kind of the same thing.” — the internet

We make decisions all the time, choices that affect our future. The problem is we don’t always realise what we’re deciding, or even that we are at all.

Sometimes the decisions are simple. Buy this or buy that. Spend vs save. With money it’s relatively obvious what our choices are. But what about our other resources? What about our energy or attention?

Happiness has to be bought. It has to be purchased with love, attention, energy, and yes, cold hard cash.

You can save money or take out a loan but you can’t borrow happiness or success.

Just remember that sometimes to find happiness, the real long-term fulfilment stuff, it means saving money and sometimes it means spending it.