Video: Are You an Over-Buyer or an Under-Buyer? (I'm an Under-Buyer.)
Posted Apr 20 2010 11:44am
For those of you following the 2010 Happiness Project Challenge, to make 2010 a happier year – and even if you haven't officially signed up for the challenge -- this month’s focus is Money. The relationship between money and happiness is one of the most complicated and emotionally charged subjects within the larger issue of happiness. I really can't do justice to its complexities in such a short video. (For a more nuanced discussion, read Chapter Seven in the book !)
This week, instead of proposing a resolution, I’m posing a question: Are you an under-buyer or an over-buyer? Me, I’m an under-buyer. It’s not particularly productive to be in too deep in either category; both offer certain advantages but also some definite drawbacks.
* A journalist whom I talked to a few years ago, and who recently read The Happiness Project , kindly sent me the link to her blog, A Walker in the Suburbs -- "'When everything else has gone from my brain...what will be left, I believe, is topology: the dreaming memory of land as it lay this way and that' -- Annie Dillard." Great stuff.
* Yesterday, I posted about my new ad that's running on TV! Check it out here ! Crazy. If you do have a chance to watch the ad, and you like it, it would be a great help if you'd press the "like" button on YouTube (it's the thumbs-up icon near the video's bottom left corner). Positive ratings gives a video extra oomph on YouTube.