MYTH: If I pursue happiness, I will find happiness. TRUTH: If I pursue happiness, I will find misery, rejection, and uttermost failure...THEN happiness. The dumb thing is that we all know this is true: no truly good thing comes easily. But we live the exact opposite. Perhaps it's just human nature once again telling us … Continue reading You Want Happiness? Prepare for Misery
Walking with God through the tough times is a singular experience. It's almost impossible to describe to anybody else, and even when you do, it doesn't always help. All the answers sounds the same: "Have faith," "God has a plan for this," "Just hold on and you'll be fine." And even though every one of … Continue reading I made it? How?
Yesterday, I posted a...well, a post, I guess...about how I disagree with going the legal route in trying to make the world healthier. Instead, I argued that people should discipline themselves instead of blaming others and/or making ineffective laws that change no one. Unfortunately, I left out one key point: the cost. A friend of … Continue reading So Poor People Are Lazy?–A Quick Addendum to Yesterday’s Post
When you see an article on a legitimate news site called "Save like a Millionaire," you freaking read it! It had some good advice, much of it I'd heard before, being the rapidly-growing money dork that I am. But one piece of advice stuck out more than any of the others. "Delay retirement as long … Continue reading Walking on a Broken Leg (and other stupidities)
Taking a brief break from my weekly "Manage Yo' Self" series because something with a little more oomph came up yesterday. I was out looking for new shoes with my wife since all mine were torn up. I don't replace shoes often because I don't often have the money for them. Well, I have a … Continue reading Good, no matter the Cost
I know a guy who would talk about how he's struggling to get by financially. It's a hard economy no matter what the government says, his job only pays so much, and when you add in all the bills, it's tough to get by. That's true. Especially when you're buying brand new sports cars and pimping … Continue reading Manage Yo’ Self!–Pt. 1: Money
I just read an article on Cracked.com that kind of made my jaw drop in a mix of awe and a teeny bit of disgust/jealousy. Here's the article: http://www.cracked.com/article_18937_5-things-you-use-every-day-that-are-getting-awesome-upgrades.html?wa_user1=5&wa_user2=Weird+World&wa_user3=article&wa_user4=recommended It talks about how they're making a toilet that heats itself, washes your bum, and dries it. There's also a shower that remembers your preferred heat settings … Continue reading When Rich People Get Bored