The Best Things In Life Are Free

The Best Things In Life Are Free
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“The best things in life are free: hugs, smiles, friends, kisses, family, sleep, love, laughter and good memories!”

The best things in life are free but if you don’t know how to appreciate them, you will never get the whole point. You see, the best things in life are the simple things that most people tend to take for granted. And if you’re one of those people, you’ll never agree with this adage.

In this age of consumerism and “think big” mindset, the value of having a lavish lifestyle and being on top of the ladder weighs so much more than friends, family, and love. Strangely, chasing these elusive desires rarely makes us happy; it often leaves exhausted, inadequate, and discontented. And even when we do get our break, there’s always something higher to achieve. This doesn’t mean however that we should just settle for less and stop being ambitious; it’s simply to remind us that wealth and prestige are not the ONLY important things in life.

Comedian and actor Jim Carrey said, “I hope everybody could get rich and famous and will have everything they ever dreamed of, so they will know that it’s not the answer.” Studies have now proven his claim as researchers found that wealth makes a person less appreciative of the simple things in life. A study concluded that a simple reminder of wealth can weaken a person’s ability to savor the small things in life. In the case of the experiment, a chocolate bar.

Neglecting the little things can rob us of simple yet genuine happiness that money can’t buy.

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