According to historians, Socrates loved to visit the market place, not to buy things but only to stare at the merchandise on display. He enjoyed visiting the market place because he could see many material things that he was perfectly happy without.
Let us ask ourselves, “What am I truly happy without?” The answers to this question will reveal much about us, our relationship with other human beings, our level of contentment, and our overall outlook in life. Great wealth will not give us contentment. For we brought nothing in this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
“We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.”
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