I read this today on a discussion about whether you can be both poor and happy. It cheered me up, since I am relatively poor financially, but I am usually happy and content although I don't have much in my life, save for my music and my guitar.
" I worked all of my life, and at best made it from pay to pay. Pursuit of better financial, (prosperity) for me was an illusion. Harder work/more hours per week, maybe got an extra teaspoon or 2 of sugar, but never made it to living on "easy street." The biggest blessing for me was when the bottom fell out of my financial situation, and I lost everything I never had. Debt is slavery. Today I am "debt free" subsisting on a small pension. Food, clothing, shelter, and yes, some of those extras I do have, yes a computer with the internet access, right? My personal possessions are all bought and paid for. I don't "own" a house or vehicle, then again the no longer own me!"
Can you be 'poor and happy'? I am also a free spirit. I don't like having debt or a house or really anything tying me down, although I do own a small house (or the bank does right now).
"GLASSYNAILS" on Youtoob for my "no edit" - "no fakery" audio recordings. Just me, my Alhambra 7p spruce, and an Olympus ls-10 portable recorder.