Money and Happiness

“How many times have

You heard someone say,

‘If I had his money,

I could do things my way.’

But little they know,

That it’s so hard to find

One rich man in ten

With a satisfied mind.”

Johnny Cash, Satisfied Mind

First and foremost, Happy birthday to Johnny Cash! Although he’s no longer alive, Cash remains to be an iconic artist in country music.

Cash has a ton of songs that have valuable lessons within the lyrics, so it was hard to choose which one to write about. The lyrics to ‘Satisfied Mind’ stuck out to me the most because it’s applicable to a lot of college students – mostly broke, yet striving to make bank.

Will this lead you to happiness?

Will this lead you to happiness?

Money Can’t Buy Happiness

The lesson to be learned from Cash’s song, ‘Satisfied Mind,’ is that money doesn’t lead to happiness. Being content with what you have, however, does.

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Should You Stay, or Should You Go?

“I know you used to love me,

But that was yesterday.

And the truth, I won’t fight it,

When the loves starts burning

You got to do what’s right.”

Jarrod Niemann, Lover Lover

Should You Stay, or Should You Go?

Happy 3 Months note

Entering a new relationship is exciting. The first few months in a relationship are usually fun, cheerful and simple. You spend a ton of time getting to know each other, and become nearly inseparable.

As months pass by, relationships change.  It’s inevitable. So after the initial excitement dwindles away, what happens next?

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Compassion

“We may shine, we may shatter,

We may be picking up the pieces here on after,

We are fragile, we are human,

We are shaped by the light we let through us.

We break fast, ‘cause we are glass.”

Thompson Square, Glass

Have you ever wanted to change the world but doubted yourself? After all, you’re just one in a couple billion; nothing you do would ever have an effect on the world, right?

Wrong.

You have the power to make the world a better place, and the key is compassion.

The song Glass by Thompson Square reminded me that everyone faces struggles throughout their lives, and it’s important to be empathetic with everyone’s feelings. Showing compassion toward people will not only make them happier; it will help you through your own struggles which will make you happier.

What is Compassion?

A glass heartAccording to dictionary.com, the definition of compassion is “a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering.” It doesn’t matter what gender, age, race, or religion you are; misfortunes take place in everyone’s lives at some point or another. Misfortunes can be anything from receiving a bad grade, to losing a loved one. What may be a misfortune to you, may not be a misfortune to somebody else.

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