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Does focusing on material things bring happiness?

Does focusing on material things bring happiness?

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Comments (5)

(4) Anonymous, November 5, 2014 7:59 PM

Best line

"I love advertising because I love lying"
is the best line I ever heard

(3) Gary Katz, October 26, 2014 4:59 PM

I feel the same way about lottery tickets

From the time I buy the lottery ticket until the time I see the winning numbers, I am incrementally happier, thinking about the possibility I might soon be rolling in dough!

(2) Anonymous, October 26, 2014 4:47 AM

comment # 1 is awesome!

I want to also point out that I am blissful for a few days with my latest purchase, usually a thrift store article of clothing which I can actually afford, so I am all for materialism in an affordable, environmentally friendly form! Surely G-d wants us to enjoy the goodness of this world! Mind you, I'm not against Torah study, G-d forbid! -- I go to lots of shiurim (classes) -- but there is plenty of room for reasonable materialism!

(1) Anonymous, October 23, 2014 7:15 PM


I love diplomacy, because I love lying. In diplomacy, everything is the way you wish it was. I don’t care that it won’t be like that when I actually get the deal being negotiated. Because in between seeing the negotiators and getting a deal, I’m happy. And that’s all I want. Tell me how great the deal is going to be. I love it. I don’t need to be happy all the time. I just want to enjoy the process. I want to get the deal. We know the deal is going to stink, we know that. Because we live in the world and we know that everything stinks. We all believe, hey, maybe this one won’t stink. We are a hopeful species. Stupid but hopeful. But we are happy in that moment between the negotiation and the deal. And I think spending your life trying to dupe innocent people out of hard-won territory to get useless, empty, misrepresented commitments to peace is an excellent use of your energy. Because a brief moment of happiness is pretty good. I also think that just focusing on making promises and believing stupid lies is a good way of life. I believe diplomacy gets a bad rap. It’s not about the amount of land. Nothing is better than a peaceful day, a good economy or a handshake with a friend. If your negotiators don’t make you happy, you’re not getting the right negotiators. This will all be in my new book, “Soulful Giveaways”, which is in the planning stages at this moment.

nili, October 28, 2014 6:19 PM

comment no. 1: kol hakavod!

you reallly put effort into writing up his exact words and replacing them with the peace negotiations


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