30 October 2009, Comments 1

A while ago a good friend of mine gave me a book, The Consolations of Philosophy by Alain de Botton, in it there was a piece about Epicurus, a greek philosopher who proclaimed (already over 2000 years ago) that it isn’t money which makes us happy, but that the key things to happiness are Friends, Freedom, Time for Reflection and the Basics.

Was reading a blog today by Mark Boyle, the founder of The Freeconomy Community, seems they are implementing some of these ideas today, worth taking a look at.

One response on “It’s Not Money that Makes Us Happy

  1. richnodul says:

    Epicurus is great. Just discovered him, and reflecting a lot on his writings.
    Alain de Botton is great too.
    Old wisdom sounds simple, but modern life can be so confusing..

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