Seneca’s quote on happiness resonates deeply with me:

True happiness is…to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future. 

Thus…

Why are so many people obsessed with money and materialism?

This is a question that reverberates around my skull for large portions of the day. And the more I think about it, the more it makes sense.

We’ve all heard stories about super-rich people involved in corruption, being sent to jail or being crippled with mountain of debt. What is it that drives so many people to such extremes? What is it that they are seeking to discover by accumulating more wealth? Do they even know themselves?

In physiological terms “minds obsessively fixate on the idea of making money, without considering the consequences of their obsession.” 

This definition reads almost like a definition of addition: “A person with an addiction uses a substance, or engages in a behavior,

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