A Basic Question to Ask Yourself Before Trying to Earn More Money

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I am a great fan of financial freedom personally and especially in these economic conditions globally it is a must to have your finances right. Who doesn’t like some extra money every month? Everyone of us does but I would like to through a question here, and this question has come to my mind after a recent Ted Talk about a lifelong research conducted at Harvard and it is still going on.

The researchers wanted to know the reason why some people at their later ages seem to be more happy, healthy and wealthy? and on the contrary why some people die early with poor finances, bad health and disturbed lives.

This research is incredible in terms of its coverage, time and continuity. Why? because it almost covered four generations and studied them every year with what is going on in their lives to come up with the answer of the question that what makes people live longer, healthy and wealthy?

The answer is so simple you won’t ever think is the answer. It is a one word and that word is “Relationships”.

Yes, Relationships my friends. This research concluded that people who were good with their relationships with other people and their community, tend to be healthy, wealthy and live longer than the people with bad relationships.

So what is this research telling us? Well there are couple of things:

  1. Your current financial status doesn’t guarantee that you will end up financially secure, healthy, happy and live longer.
  2. The best thing you can do to yourself is get out of poisonous relationships, this is the biggest service you can do to yourself, believe me its not necessary to keep going on a train that you know is not getting you to your destination. Change it!
  3. To live a long, happy, healthy life you really don’t need a bunch of money bags, its the people around you who get you through life and how you interact with them.

Here is that Ted Talk:

So what is my point here? Well all I wanted to say that before hustling for money and draining all your energy for it, please ask yourself what is really important in your life? Take care if you are missing out something big in life when you are busy thinking about or making more money because money is a tool that is essential for your needs but relationships are the tools essential for a long, happy and healthy life and more wealthy too.

Tell me what you think? I would love to add a constructive dialogue to this post.

P.S. I will be writing often now, no seriously I promise 🙂