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gods, nations, money, human rights, laws, justice.. are all human imagination.
luxuries tend to become necessities and create obligations.
people accumulated more things, which tied them down
foragers had less anxiety. no sense in worrying about a thing you can’t influence.
people invented gods, companies, nations to provide necessary social links
there is no justice in history
people usually follow the bad guys
pain is inevitable, suffering is optional
feel things as they are
no craving = no suffering
train the mind to experience reality as it is
america vespucci had the courage to say “I don’t know”
self fulfilling expectations
profits must be reinvested
to build trust -> pay your debts, protect property and freedoms
credit rating is far more important than natural resources -> switzerland vs afgh.
the most important economic resource is trust in the future
money brings happiness up to a point -> maybe 100k a year
wanna be rich -> invest
wanna be poor -> consume
happiness = reality vs expectations
happiness levels are set biochemically
stop craving, stop pursuing, live in the present
pursit -> misery
January 2, 2020