Can you be poor and happy?

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Andrew Fryer
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Re: Can you be poor and happy?

Post by Andrew Fryer » Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:23 am

To sum up,
it's possible to be poor and happy;
it's possible to be rich and happy;
it's possible to be poor and unhappy;
it's possible to be rich and unhappy.
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Re: Can you be poor and happy?

Post by Smudger5150 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:31 am

Pat Dodson wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:51 am
To sum up then: it is possible to be poor but happy and it is possible to be rich but unhappy. And possible means less than certain.

So here's a question to consider personally, not with reference to some other noble or despicable person.

Given the chance to be much poorer than you currently are but possibly happy OR much richer than you currently are but possibly unhappy which gamble would you take?
How about choosing between these:- Poor and a great guitar player OR rich but useless at guitar? (Playing (C)G = happiness doesn't it :?: )
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Re: Can you be poor and happy?

Post by HNLim » Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:23 pm

This is An example of rich but unhappy.


https://www.singaporeuncensored.com/can ... -anything/

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Re: Can you be poor and happy?

Post by epicurean7 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:39 pm

Too poor man can't afford a guitar.

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Re: Can you be poor and happy?

Post by Pat Dodson » Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:50 pm

epicurean7 wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:39 pm
Too poor man can't afford a guitar.
:bravo:

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Re: Can you be poor and happy?

Post by Smudger5150 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:14 pm

epicurean7 wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:39 pm
Too poor man can't afford a guitar.
Not unless they do the Bert Jansch thing - borrow a guitar when attending their local CG club/society etc...assuming the club let the poor man in dressed in, presumably, rags he would have found in the bins/garbage. Or maybe fig leaf/-ves :oops:
"Music washes away the dust of every day life." Art Blakey

"If I don’t practice for a day, I know it. If I don’t practice for two days, the critics know it. And if I don’t practice for three days, the public knows it." Louis Armstrong

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Re: Can you be poor and happy?

Post by Mickmac » Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:44 pm

Pat Dodson wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:51 am
So here's a question to consider personally, not with reference to some other noble or despicable person.

Given the chance to be much poorer than you currently are but possibly happy OR much richer than you currently are but possibly unhappy which gamble would you take?
Happy trumps money every time. One does not need to be rich, one merely needs to have enough.

How do you know when you have enough? The answer to that we all have to discover for ourselves, I fear.

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