How would you enjoy life without money???????

@Masmasika (1922)
Philippines
October 26, 2008 10:35am CST
Simple. Live a simple life. Buy only the things that you can afford. Do not envy people who have money and you can enjoy life even without money. I have simple dreams in life and I live a very simple life. But I do enjoy life because i don't dream too high. I eat what I can afford to eat. I wear clothes that I can afford. I don't dream of wearing designer clothes or going to five star restaurants. I just remain as simple as can be. Sometimes a simple life is more enjoyable. There are no complications. Money isn't a problem. And you can enjoy life in peace.......Can you share us what you think????
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17 responses
• Australia
27 Oct 08
I'm agree with you. Money isn't the most important thing. The happiness comes first. Life without happiness is empty. Enjoy your simple life and be happy..
@Earthmum (15)
• Canada
27 Oct 08
This is a beautiful idea! Take your kids to parks, go on nature hikes, stay within your means, do yoga at home instead of a studio, cook, bake (prepared food is soooo expensive and bad for you!), camp! Cutting down on the consumerism is also good for the environment, reducing the amount of packaging and the growing amount of 'stuff' that we produce.
@subha12 (18453)
• India
27 Oct 08
it is true. if we live simple life, may be its easy to be happy without much money. but in terms of financial crisis, and materialistic world these are rare.its difficult arther. still w emust have self control.
• Philippines
27 Oct 08
That's true, the days you are the happiest are the days you are the simpliest. Live within your means, that the best ideal to have. Do not dream of anything you cannot afford or else you will end up frustrated.
@mimico (3619)
• Philippines
27 Oct 08
Well it's really hard not to have any money. I think everyone in the world ha smoney, it;s just not enough for one's day to day needs. If I didn't have enough money, I would live in the mountains like our ancestors used to. I would east plants and hunt my own food. I will live in a cave or somewhere safe from wolves. I think it won't be a big problem surviving without money, but it's going to be very very hard.
@yenwie84 (1345)
• Malaysia
27 Oct 08
I think the feeling of being envy about others for having better things than us is inevitable and is out of our control. I am living the life almost similar like yours. I live a simple life but sometimes I feel envy about others for having branded things and going to five star restaurants. I always think money is a problem. We can live simple life with not much money but how long we are going to be satisfied with this kind of life. Confused.
@taripres (1499)
• United States
27 Oct 08
Life without money, seems to be better in theory! No taxes, no purchasing things, everything is at your reach, nature's your home! No woe's of credit, no looking over the shoulder for jackers! Just clean holsum fun! Taripre$
@mjmlagat (3171)
• Philippines
27 Oct 08
I always believe on greater things and the greater happiness they bring-- things money can't buy..there are lots of them we most often failed to appreciate and enjoy. The company of people around us, our new life everyday, the chance to recover every defeat and pain we encounter, and sooo many things we overlooked because we are simply hooked to the temporary joys of this life's luxury. I'm not rich but I'm happy--it may not be all the time but at least I still have the time to be happy.
@monimo (83)
• Canada
27 Oct 08
hey there, I really believe that money is extremely important, but when it comes down to people's resourcefullness, I think they can cope pretty well with it. I was never rich or even well off with money, I don't buy expensive clothes, and I definitely don't have money to go out every single day, but you know what? It's fine, I would hate to have lots of money, spend it all, live a lavish lifestyle and still complain all the time about little things. People are NEVER satisfed with whatever it is they have, I'd rather be me, and not be rich and not be able to afford whatever i wanted to.
@sanzi1201 (644)
• China
27 Oct 08
According my live conditions and buy what I need.Don't waste and have a good heart attitude.It's OK.But,I think ,when you are a poor ,you will only want to earn more money,although it's very hard for you.
@msjennyk (70)
• United States
26 Oct 08
Let me say that living without money sucks. I mean after an injury last year I ended up losing my home, my truck,and am staying at my son's home, sleeping in my granddaughters bedroom. The little check I was getting for disability from the insurance company (AIG Who I paid premiums to for about 10 years) decided to stop sending my little bit of money that I used to buy groceries. So its not a good thing to have no money and wake up every day in a placewhere you're not wanted.
• United States
26 Oct 08
to be frank it is not all that important for a person to have money if he has to be all that happy...but ya certainly to enjoy the comforts of life,in order to enjoy life surely money is surely a key factor...and i guess life without money is no more anything worth valuable or worth enjoying....but to enjoy life its very important for a person to know the value of money...:)
@SomeCowgirl (32266)
• United States
26 Oct 08
Well I have lived a simple life in the sense of no money. We ate what we could afford to eat and played games and wore clothes that we could afford to buy. Even when I had my own job and money I always never spent it. I didn't worry about too much clothes and when I bought too much I felt bad about it and actually never wore most of it. I grew up with a crafty mom whom sold her crafts to my school's flea market. It was fun, and now I am trying to learn how to crochet so that I can be a simple person and save money instead of spending too much of it.
@Ithink (10495)
• United States
26 Oct 08
Honestly it would be great to live that way but in reality very hard to do so. No matter what you do in life there is money involved and if you have kids add more money needed. We dont do any of the things that you mention about and we still dont have enough money to go around and my husband works his butt off to provide for us. The truth is to do anything in life nowdays you need money. Now I do believe in not over doing it and trying your best to simplify life and things but it is hard to do. We dont go out hardly at all, we stay home and I do all homemade meals as they are cheaper, ect, ect. I still enjoy life in peace as I dont like drama and try to keep it out of my life as much as possible. Maybe we can get more on track as we catch up on things and kids find their way in life. =)
@bbsr13 (4198)
• India
26 Oct 08
Hello,Masmasika! I like your idea.Money is not everything in life.We need money to meet our needs.So limit your wants or needs and be satisfied with what you have.So long you control your wants you are happy and vice versa.Live a simple life and be happy.thanx.
• Philippines
26 Oct 08
its appreciating little things that you already have...its when you don't ask for something that you know you cannot have..if you ask for more then its leaving you frustrated and sick because it will stress you thinking why you cannot get what you want..we can't get anything we want so what we can just do to make life easy is just to embrace what we have and be happy with it...get contented and make something out of it...
@marty3888 (2359)
• United States
26 Oct 08
My girlfriend thinks like you and we both pretty much live that way. But there still is the mortgage to pay and winter is coming and that means high gas bills. Right now, I'm out of work so I am not bringing in any money and let me tell you, I'm not enjoying life at all. I'm extremley stressed, I don't want her to hve to go out and get a second job just to keep our house. But there is another thing about living the way we do. Instead of going out to restaurants and buy those expensive clothes, we put money away in our savings. She was out of work at one point for 5 monthes, now I have been out of work for 5, yet we never stopped paying bills because of all the money we put away. Oh yeah, our house is a small house that was built in 1951, therefore, we don't have a 2000 dollar mortgage payment.