A post or two ago I mentioned that one of the key factors to living longer and being healthier was financial wealth.
Well, take a looksee!
But what does this really tell us?
It tells us to reduce stress. To be happy. And we certainly don’t need to be rich for that. Perhaps Shaw can help. (The italics are mine.)
"This is the true joy in life: the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community, and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no ‘brief candle’ to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations." — George Bernard Shaw
I wish I could write like this!