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How to Worry Less about Money

Charles Kim

"There is a very imperfect relationship between desire and flourishing. Desire aims at pleasure. Whereas the achievement of a good life depends upon the good we create. And the opportunity to follow whatever desire one might happen to have is the enemy of effort, concentration, devotion, patience and self-sacrifice that are necessary if we are to achieve worthwhile ends."

-John Armstrong

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  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    This article brings up a really important point about want vs. need-- and scaling back what you purchase. I do think though that there are certain things society makes us think we need - like a higher education (which I actually think we definitely need), a house, or a car. Fortunately- bike sharing programs, and micro houses are making it easier to save money and scale back. Any ideas as to how people can scale back even more?