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Deepak Sharma

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What is more valuable to you money, reputation or internal happiness ?

Sometimes I think, money is everything we need, It can solve all the problems.
Sometimes I think, It is not money that makes you useful to society, It is your work that makes reputation for you.
Sometimes I think, Both as useless until you don't find your happiness, what do we get after we lose our own happiness.

So what do you think, Is this the Happiness or Joy that makes you useful to this society and gives you energy to continuously work for it, or there are some other things you do consider ?

Dark side:
If you have money, you can earn things that can bring happiness on your face but not necessarily in you.
Reputation makes you respectful in society but one can get false reputation with money power.
Finally Happiness is far from these things and it is not permanent, it could not bring money and reputation to you, So what do you think which one is superior ?

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    Jul 3 2013: .
    My answer:

    (1) "Happiness" is most valuable if it is in the valid scope of our instincts.
    (2) "Money" may buy happiness below or at its optimal point.
    (3) "Reputation" may make valid happiness if it is in the valid scope of our instincts,

    Wrong?.
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      Jul 3 2013: Your lines are really impressive but I would like you to do more discussion on what do you mean by valid scope of our instincts, Thanks
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        Jul 4 2013: .
        Thanks!
        Very glad to.

        Here is a brief:

        (1) Valid happiness is the short-time feeling of things being a-step-better
        . . for keeping our DNA alive.
        (2) Invalid happiness is the short-time feeling of things being pseudo-a-step-better (actually a-step-“worse”)
        . . for keeping our DNA alive.
        . . E.g. having junk food, drinking alcohol, smoking tobacco, abusing drug,
        . . .... wasting (fashion, big house, touring, .... causing environment crisis),
        . . .... making too much money (causing inequality, crimes, wars, ....
        . . .... "destroying our planet", .... humankind self-extinction).
        (3) “Invalid happiness” is out of the valid scope of our instincts formed 10,000 years ago.


        About 90% of happiness we pursue today is invalid happiness.


        Wrong?


        (from Be Happy Validly! p 39)

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