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Material Possessions will never bring happiness

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'Material Possessions will never bring happiness'

This quotation is partly true and in other ways quite inaccurate. It's relevant and applicable to our lives only when we stop to think about what really does bring us satisfaction. The key is to know the difference between our needs and desires. Money is a desire, we can live without it. In fact many people on reaching a high status in wealth have been known to say they were happier before it. We work everyday to earn money and yet how many people can say by the time they get their pay check that they are completely happy. Money does not satisfy us we only crave for more, it does not bring happiness, and if it did we would already be happy!

It is not only money that sets us off craving for more but other things. Such as cars, houses, clothes and CDs but if these things make us happy why then, do we still long for other things? This saying is not only significant to everyday life but also to people of different faiths. In Buddhism for example, one of the noble truths (Tanha) clearly states that suffering

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