Is there a correlation between wealth and happiness?

Guest blogger Stuart Warren debates whether there is one or not

I always have to smile when I see the results of so called ‘Happiness Surveys’. How happy are you on
a scale of 1 – 10? How does that compare to last year? Stupid questions but the results are not quite
as straight forward as you might think and in some respects paradoxical.

Often the most dissatisfied people are those from the more wealthy places, and the more happy
ones from poorer countries.

I remember reading such a survey of the Hong Kong Chinese in 1997 hardly anyone interviewed had
a positive word to say despite the fact that at that time they were on average about 25 times richer
than the mainlanders and probably at the time approaching the UK wealth levels with no real sign of
any decrease in their own standard of living. Also a good proportion of the mainlanders would have
sold body parts just for the chance of joining the legions of the discontented.

The truism is that you can’t miss something you’ve never had. Also the higher you fly the harder you
fall’

On another level, if the achievement of fantastic riches is only dreamed of, there’s no place for
feeling discontented since there’s no real frustration at not having achieved, only a resignation of
the position you are in.

Conversely if you have everything and subsequently lose it, then there are real grounds for
dissatisfaction even if the loss is outside your control and especially if you have worked hard for
what you have achieved.

The Islam faith system is not as supportive of naked wealth accumulation as most western religions,
wealth being seen as a gift from God rather than a secular achievement. Its probably no coincidence
therefore that most Islamic states tend to have a lower per capita GDP. On the same basis though
there is a degree of insulation from the down trend also. This basis of belief to a great extent
disconnects personal contentment from wealth with the result that Muslims are much more likely to
be satisfied with their lot.

On a similar basis its also a fact that there is a positive correlation between strength of any religious
belief and happiness / contentment.

Notwithstanding religion though, the reason for contentment can be finessed further……people are
more likely to be happy if there is an expectation of an improving living standard and are likely to be
unhappy or at least less happy, if there is an expectation of a falling living standard.

I don’t have any analysis to prove it but I would also suggest that part of the dissatisfaction is not
about actual wealth levels but about relative wealth, the Hong Kong example above supports this. Is
it also true that irrespective of personal circumstances ones discontentment might be tempered if
many others are doing even more badly? ie consolation.

None of this is intended to make light of the scale or extent of the problem to individuals. Obviously
for less happy read, concerned, preoccupied, worried, scared, etc. The massed ‘unhappy’ are much
more likely to be carrying heavy commitments and existing debt, frustrated, disenfranchised, already
jobless, poor, unable to float financially having already exhausted the available options to reverse
their situation, etc etc.

That’s why at the present time there is such a huge potential problem in many many places.
Economics are one thing but sentiment is what really drives peoples actions.

31 thoughts on “Is there a correlation between wealth and happiness?

  1. The only way to be happy in the future is to be happy NOW. Before you say that is not possible go away and read the Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle.The collective sentiment might be cr*p right now but that’s no reason to be part of it.
    “its also a fact that there is a positive correlation between strength of any religious belief and happiness / contentment” – religion is a form of control so if you are brought up to believe in a pauper’s lot that is what you will get and if everyone else around you believes the same everyone is “happy”…
    Independent thought is a “dangerous thing” but a lot more fun!

  2. ‘it also true that irrespective of personal circumstances ones discontentment might be tempered if
    many others are doing even more badly?’
    It is easy to endure the difficulties of one’s enemies, it is the success of one’s friends that’s hard to bear.

  3. It isn’t easy to be happy if you are hungry cold and lonely. I think its a shame people aren’t even encouraged or positivly discouraged from helping the poorest people round them. The big charities are sucking up lots of money, we used to have jumble sales and really cheap charity shops that helped poor people in this country and overseas, but now all the big charities have taken everything over, poor people cant afford to buy stuff from charity shops and most of the money is going to anywhere but poor peoples pockets.

  4. I think personal wealth only matters to a point when it comes to happiness. As long as you can cover the basics of shelter, food and clothing then you are fully capable of enjoying a fulfilling life and being as happy as you choose to be.

    Past that additional wealth has seriously diminishing returns and it seems at a certain point the worry over losing your wealth can balance out some of the more positive aspects that come with it.

  5. Without doubt the happiest months of my life were spent as a youngster with my thoroughly bad tempered grandfather in his Devon cottage. Water from the well and electricity when essential from the generator and paraffin lamps when it wasn’t. The outside loo was just accepted, goodness knows how it worked. Whilst walking in the surrounding woods you were more likely to bump into a grand Buck than a person and the local farmer taught you to drive his tractor whilst he shovelled ‘stuff’ off the trailer.

    Since then, all of my conscious life I have wanted to be able to live in relative isolation with mountains and water to look at and exercise on, whilst earning a living ‘doing my bit’. So not wanting something for nothing but having a specific view of what would make me happy. Money, as in cash or spending power, just wasn’t in it.

    I have been been tantalisingly close, but frustratingly distant from achieving that goal. In truth the financial cost of achieving it has gone up with each passing year.

    As far as I have been able to ascertain, unless you are born to it, the ‘simple’ life is extraordinarily difficult to attain. If you are born to it, the simple life is just as difficult to maintain.

    So, in my final decade I have settled for hills and fields and the recognition that although I am burned out trying to achieve what for me was unachievable, I can continue to contribute, as we all should, so I do.

    Now that makes me happy. Am I wrong? Perhaps not, but probably naiive.

    Wealth for me has never been about money, but it has always been about affordability. Is that a contradiction?

  6. Happiness is a ‘now’ emotion brought about by a single act whether conscious or unconscious…thinking happy thoughts. Most people make the mistake believing they bring about ‘happiness’ either by harking to something in the past which made them happy (that’s wistful) or thinking they would be happy if they won the lottery or had a new car (that’s fanciful) and total bollocks.

  7. Actually, being happy is (strangely) the easiest thing in the world – you simply DECIDE to be happy. Despite everything. John Cowper Powys wrote an essay about this. It sounds quite mad to most people but it is absolutely true in practise. One’s happiness is one’s own – independent of everything and everyone else.
    It also helps everybody around you.

    • You are so right Eleni .Let us be grateful to the happy people around us who make us happy too.The charming ,benign ,gentle ,fluffy ,shiny ,funny, noble people with the quality of thought and feelings , and little in cost in the giving , but they scatter it around like morning light .Is happiness shared ,is happiness that multiplies when divided among us all.

  8. Two years ago my wife and I decided to escape the UK rat-race, pack our jobs in, sell-up and move abroad. We didn’t make a great deal on the house-sale (prices had collapsed by this time) but enough for a bit of a cushion after we’d payed any outstanding loans/credit cards debts etc.
    We’re both still of working age and work part-time to pay the bills (we rent now) with enough to enjoy our life — occasional meals out, short breaks away, things like that.
    No regrets. Life isn’t perfect but we’re happy and far away from the stressful life we had before but most of all we’re now debt free living in a fantastic climate and the few friends we’ve made are lovely, genuine people.
    Life’s what you make of it and the best advice is, if you’re not happy with your lot, make steps to change things — take control of your own destiny. It’s the only way.

    • I imagine the unhappiest people are those who try to take control of their own destiny but end up worse off. For example, let’s say you have just finished a degree that was supposed to help you find a job, yet you can’t find a position and worse, you are now in debt. You’ve done “what’s right” but still haven’t come out any better. Or you’ve bought a house because “home ownership is everyone’s right,” then it turns out the house is overpriced and your bank ripped you off on the loan.

  9. Interesting thread – and I agree with many of the comments.

    You can indeed decide to be happy. From my own experience and for anyone reading with less happiness currently than they would like, I would recommend researching diet, exercise, meditation/yoga and transformational breath.

    Your mention of sentiment makes me think markets however. The wave theory of Ralph N Elliott and building latterly on that Robert Prechter are interesting here. They propose that aggregate sentiment can be measured by the stock market (and not the other way around) and that it is cyclical, oscillating between optimism and pessimism. There are also many other dipoles that vary concurrently, such as peaceful/warlike and even masculine/feminine.

    Interesting stuff. Prechter has a stinky record of forecasting, but that’s by the by..

  10. I agree with most of the commenters here that ‘Happiness’ is what you make of it. If you set yourself unrealistic standards you will be forever unhappy. I am not sure where the idea that the fountain of happiness sprang from consuming and accumulating evermore, but modern day, physcologically positioned advertising certainly plays a significant role in encouraging it.

    What I do not agree with in the article is the comment on Hong Kong or the religious aspect.

    Hong Kong has a hghly skewed Gini co-efficient. To take the total wealth and divide it by the nimber of inhabitants will give you a highly misleading ‘fact’. The reason why so many Hong Kongers are unhappy is that many of them miss out on the wealth in the place.

    As for the comment on religion, well that is just ignorant bollocks.

  11. Happy is a fleeting feeling. We achieve a goal, we’re momentarily happy, but then the next day brings something different. When asked if we’re happy, do we actually know? Can I remember if I was happy in my 20s? I know there were good things about it, but I know there were bad things too. It is so very easy to don the rose-tinted spectacles.

    Perhaps a better word is content?

    Its a constantly changing state, and I agree with all those who say it originates within you, and within those around you. Everything else is just props.

    • Hi Timothy : Stuart

      “Happiness is a fleeting feeling”

      Happiness is an ETERNAL EMOTION wafting to be experienced!

      “We achieve a goal, we’re momentarily happy, but then the next day brings something different.”

      When ‘Goal Meets Expectation’ we ARE ‘SATISFIED’.

      Satisfaction is not Happiness, though it is a REFLECTION of Happiness or JOY.

      Satisfaction is NOT AN ASPECT OF Joy or Happiness, since Satisfaction is TIED OR KNOTTED to Externals, that’s why “Satisfaction” is only a REFLECTION and not an ASPECT.

      One is an Echo, one is a vOICE.

      Aspects are Part of What’s REAL

      Reflections are pond scum, they change, Aspects don’t change, they just Reflect TRUTH or Eternity!

      “When asked if we’re happy, do we actually know?”
      Happiness is a PART OF KNOWLEDGE<so you should be able to know Factually if you are happy or not, obviously if you have to ask yourself if your happy, your not! Since Happiness denies both doubt and fear – IT, happiness, ends all Questions and Questioning — however, you can DENY that you KNOW, and thus, you can DENY that you are HAPPY, even when you are happy, that would indicate a Confusion over "Cause and Effect".

      “Can I remember if I was happy in my 20s?”
      Memory is only of the NOW; memory in past terms is False-Knowledge, your Memory : of a “past event” : will be ‘perceived’ in the NOW, yet “believed” to be of a “past event” : this is Cleary False-Knowledge or “Identity-Confusion”; confusing your past-emotions as if no new knowledge or experience from years ago has occurred, which means, your “memory” of a “past event” is emotionally impossible, since you are not the same emotionally; Now, what's interesting, is that your emotion of any past event, will actually be Deeper NOW than when it was experienced, and that depth represents your new Knowledge or Growth or Maturation.

      “Perhaps a better word is content?’
      Contentment is a Resolution, it is not an Achievement nor a Conclusion, Contentment is a Resolution. It : IS : what’s LEFT after you have decided to BE

      Contentment is not an Emotion; it’s part of a Trinity : Contentment : Peace : Wisdom : Thus the “emotion” of contentment is Resolved Peace.

      Peace is Wonderful, it is not however Happiness; Peace IS, Happiness IS, yet Happiness is contagious, whereas Peace is INNER Resolve, and does not need to be acted on; which means, You can be ATPeace, and Behave No Differently.

      However, Happiness, which is Spirit Manifested, will be noticed by others, that’s what separates Peace from Happiness or Emotions that are expressed through Behavior, and emotions that are of PURE MIND<and may not be expressed Behaviorally.

      Some of our emotions, as Happiness IS, flows through to Behavior, it travels endlessly for eternity, whereas Peace Settles down, it goes no where, IT Merrily IS : Peace remains in it’s Place without anY MOTIONin your Mind toward action or behavior.

  12. Correlation NO. Confusion YES! Confusing “Symbol” with “Fact”.

    Happiness is A FACT.

    Wealth or Money is a Cultural Promissary Note to Pay, it is a “SYMBOL”, it is not REAL, until it is EXCHANGED for the REAL.

    States of Being : ARE FACTS of LIFE :.

    To BE happy, Choose to BE

  13. I agree with Timothy. The word happy gives off a sense of euphoria, which could never be sustained due to lifes unexpected events: like a family death. or ill health or a burglary. I am a very content person, I love my single life, I enjoy 90% of my life activities. I have a realitly outlook as in when something is good then be pelased- when something is bad – it has to change. by discussion/debate, if that’s what it takes. I am not wealthy, I would like a new car and move house – this will never happen, But I am very content with what I have- I can live with it. I have no debts- don’t drink or smoke which is a source of fun as I am to be found in pubs! having a great night out with friends. I believe my attitude to life makes me a people person- unpretencious and honest. There are those with ‘they have it all’
    ( which I once did and was never happy) who are always chasing ‘perfection’ : perfect partner-child-home-job- best car-house-luxury items. I can say with all honesty three people have openly said they ‘envy’ me… and so they should! I wouldn’t swap my life for their crap rat race way of life. My motto which came to me just after divorce was ” I am not responsible for everyone else’s happiness- I seek my own contentment and value my self worth” In other words: I like me as a person (not in a vain way -i.e. looks etc) and do not seek approval or disproval from anyone. It worked for me.

    Contentment: it is the way to go.. and is achievable

    • Hi MissB Having!

      Greetings and Salutations!!

      You write : MissB Having
      September 6, 2012 at 5:57 pm

      “The word happy gives off a sense of euphoria, which could never be sustained due to lifes unexpected events: like a family death. or ill health or a burglary.”

      Stuart here. “They danced atop his casket”.

      I have experienced : “Happiness and Death” : in the Same Experience, and let me tell you, it was “A Culture JAM!”

      Let me explain:
      Back in 1982, while visiting my older-sister attending Tulane University as an undergrad, I had the opportunity while in New Orleans to experience a Dixieland-Jazz-Funeral – IT’s A CULTURE JAM!

      “They danced atop his casket”.

      Here “both” Happiness and DEATH can be experienced from withIN the SAME Experience!!

      Our “cult’s” Idea’s about “Death” INFORM us as young-minds that DEATH is a terrible tragedy, and that at FUNERALS: we wear Black, We Cry, We Wail, We Moan, We ARE “CONDITIONED” to be sad and NOT HAPPY:

      “They danced atop his casket”.

      These “sad emotions” are a CHOICE, it is NOT A UNIVERSAL TRUTH as practiced on Planet Earth : other Cult’s do it differently and some are MORE SANE about LIFE and we should take-away “Their Truth” and Given UP ours!

      “They danced atop his casket”.

      You want to be sAD, be SAD, but don’t Justify your sadness because of a Family Death (id est, an “external event”); That’s YOUR CHOICE, it is not immutable, you can Choose OtherWISE, You can Choose to CELEBRATE LIFE and not Condemn : “IT”: and live Life IN JOY all ways.

      Same with, “ill health or a burglary”, for maybe what was stolen, was going to brake and injure you later that day, thus, what was stolen was a gift from injury: And maybe your “ill health” prevented you from being in the midst of a Major Accident, since having staid home to attend your “ill health”, you avoided a worse-calamity!!

      Who Decides? No one should! And that’s my Point.

      END Judgment to Be Happy!

      … from within the GAME, the Cosmos is beyond our ability to UNDERstand MOTIVE, it’s only when you RISE Above the Battleground that the Vista offers you : “A”: chance to see Reality, or EnVision IT, and thus FORGIVE YOur MIS-Perceptions.

      “watch a funeral procession – Dixie-Land Style”

      “They danced atop his casket (extended version): Jaran ‘Julio’ Green’s homegoing RIP”

  14. …my Reductionism went to far – – “Limiting Wealth to Money”: Money is ONLY “ONE FORM” OF “Wealth”.

    What remains however, is still confusion and not a correlation, and occurs when we confuse a “Fact of Matter” with an “Emotional Fact or State of Being”, they are not the same FACTS. We Act and React differently to them.

    When you are happy, you are “feeling content”: inner contentment is “interior” and : IS : independent of EXTERNALS, and Given That : Happiness is independent of EXTERNALS, Happpines is thus a Mental DECISION, made in the MIND, before the Situation Developed or the Externals arrived as “Wealth”!

    Happiness is part of one’s MIND SET, Set Prior to Experience, to Be Happy!

    That’s why Happiness is “REAL” or can be an ‘Eternal State’ forever unto Eternity, it is unaffected by Events, Situations, Externals of ALL KINDS, that is why’ To Be Happy’ is Radical, it’s not an opinion or a belief (id est, conservative or liberal) It’s a Fact of Reality, it’s outside of Alternatives : Happiness : IS :.

  15. Happiness is both an Achievement and a Conclusion.

    In order to : “Achieve Happiness” : you have to ‘concLUde’ that your LIFE-Experience is ALL-GOOD, ALL WAYS; which means, that when a bumble bee’s stinger inserts bee venom into your thigh, slightly above your left knee, you ‘conclude’ that this is for your benefit — so that you may remain “HapPy”, as I did about five days ago, as I bicycled into a bumble bee sting during an early-morning ride; and what happened with my ‘Positive Attitude’ or OUTLOOK, is that over the next forty-eight hours, I noticed the POSITIVE Physical RELIEF that the inflammation was offering to the region surrounding “my left knee”, and I came upon “BE Therapy” OR “BEE Therapy”, which as I understand it, is called, Apitherapy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apitherapy)

    Now, had I cursed the bee, become angry and irritable, and concluded that the inflammation was NEGATIVE, I wouldn’t have noticed the POSITIVE Developments that Bee Stings can offer; Now, yes, one bee sting to some people is DEADLY, however, for most of us ONE BEE Sting is not Deadly, and so a whole new area to ME of Research and Medical Benefit has been realized, because I decided to accept: “that all in MY LIFE IS FOR Good — all Ways: “BE Therapy”:.

    Yet Science has yet to Positively Determine the Positive effects:

    “A study at University Medical Center, Groningen, The Netherlands, involved supervised bee sting therapy (using live bees) administered to 26 patients over a period of 24 weeks, compared to a 24-week period with no treatment. They concluded: In this trial, treatment with bee venom in patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis did not reduce disease activity, disability, or fatigue and did not improve quality of life”[1]

    [1] Wesselius, T; Heersema, DJ; Mostert, JP; Heerings, M; Admiraal-Behloul, F; Talebian, A; Van Buchem, MA; De Keyser, J (2005-12-13). “A randomized crossover study of bee sting therapy for multiple sclerosis”. Neurology 65 (11): 1764–1768. doi:10.1212/01.wnl.0000184442.02551.4b. PMID 16221950. Retrieved 2011-04-10.

    Thus NO Facts of Science EXIST to substantiate My Results in Apitherapy; However, my Emotional Life has been IMPROVED, and I AM Happier, since I have PERSONAL-SelF-Knowledge, that YES BEE STINGS Can Improve OUTLOOK, since over the two-days, my left knee was in FINE-SHAPE, I WAS HAPPIER with the OUTCOME!

    So Two Worlds Emerge : One BASED ON FAITH : or Personal Experience, and would be SUBJECT or Subjective and an ‘other world’, based upon cult or Collected opinion or accepted jury or Witnessing, known as Science, which is not PURE Objectivism, since it’s Selective in its Perceptions and not Wholistic.

    And so, The DEEPER Question Might be Knowledge versus Perception, (that is, “Faith versus Science” when you understand that “Faith” is SELF-KNOWLEDGE, and “Science is Perception of What”), and not, “Does Happiness correlate to Wealth”?

    The Accumulation of Realized Assets or Wealth as Substance is not HAPPINESS and Wealth Assets are SATISFYING because of their Realized BASIS

    What is CONFUSING<IS THAT Satisfaction, which is AN “Attitude of Mental Contentment” : IS : TIED to EXTERNALS – that CANNOT Change, without US becoming UNSATISfied, and thus TIEd or KNOTTED to our “EGO” OR our “image of ourselves”.

    And neither can we Grow and Learn and thus OUTGROW our child’s toys without US becoming UNSATISfied.

    Thus, Satisfaction Will NOT last, and nor will the “ego”.

    ‘Ego-Death’ becomes the Crucifixion of Satisfaction (Wealth) and Spirit-Life becomes the Resurrection of Emotional Fulfillment or Complete Happiness.

    An “Attitude” is not a Never-Changing OR ETERNAL ‘EMOTION’ Like Happiness: IS: <Satisfaction is situation Dependent or transitory — dependent upon whatever is EXTERNALLY lasting without CHANGE, a PHYSICAL IMPOSSABILITY Given a TRANSFORMATIVE World, nothing will remain the same.

    ….and Given we will ALL AGE or BREAK DOWN over TIME<our ‘SATISFACTIONS’ which are TIED to Externals can be DASHED or broken or ended, and thus, Wealth is NOT Tied or Correlated to Happiness and if so, Happiness was there before the WEALTH ACCUMULATES.

    And if that is the CASE, that Happiness preceded the Wealth, Just GO FOR HAPPINESS, and let the EXTERNALS BE UNDER “THE FLOW”.

    Let ‘the FLOW’ GUIDE THE EXTERNALS to you<AND U GUIDE OR TAKE OVER THE INTERNALS – that is YOUR ATITUDE, which is your altitude, or how HIGH YOU CAN FLY toward Heaven – which is not a destination, nor a Condition, BUT A STATE of MIND of a Supreme State: Where all is Eonic Wonderful Worldly.

    Now, our SATISFACTIONS One Day, May No lOnger Satisfy.

    And that is because, While What we are Satisfied ‘IN’ Doesn’t Change : WE DO; and since our SATISFACTION occurred when ‘Expectation Met our GOAL’, we must have Changed OUR Expectations of What Should be : We Grew UP or Changed or Learned, and now we deny that learning was internal and seek for another changed external-environment, yet deny that change is Internal, and thus hold at bay the Key to Happiness, the ever Present Never Changing Internal World: The Fact of Our Emotions or Faith or Self-Knowledge or Honesty — which can bee life-lasting.

    When our Expectations of what should be in our external world have not been met — and we “STATE” : we ARE ‘UNsatisfied’ : and seek to CHANGE, not our Inner World or 'Thoughts of Contentment' butt our External Circumstances, we come to discover that our ‘Attitude of Mental Contentment’ was False-Knowledge, it was NOT REAL or Eternal, it was ‘ego’ or “Maya” or “illusory Contentment”, and this arises from a FALSE-BELIEF, and that IS — we believe that we can be changed by External Conditions, that we are a leaf in the wind, a fig leaf, a b-leaf, a belief and not a Reality, A FACT.

    And thus, our Satisfactions WILL NEVER: “COMPLETELY Satisfy” or last as Happiness Does unto and into the Real, meaning to chase for Wealth is to admit Defeat before the Journey Begins, if your Wealth is to 'bake or make' you into Happiness!

    Happiness, given it’s POWER to LAST, lasts since it is outside of Time and MATTER, it is external to the Physical World; residing in the World of Spirit, or Spirituality, and is thus Unaffected by Changing Circumstances!

    Spiritual Happiness is of course a Redundant Phrase, since to be Happy, is to be of Spirit or enlivened and living Life FULLY!

    Wealth is an EXTERNAL Commodity, Commodity fetishism.

    Happiness is an INTERNAL INHERITANCE<it is there before we were born!

    That’s WHY: Happiness: IS: ISIS: IT’s a ‘STATE OF BEING’: Now: 2 B happy, Choose 2 B! That’s the Choice, That’s the Conclusion, The Achievement IS NOT Yours, It’s the Universe’s or Creation or That Without Forms: (God for those just awakened!)

    Thus, In ESSENCE, We have an ‘EQ’ versus an ‘IQ’, or an “Emotional FACT” alongside a “Historical or Scientific FACT”; Of Course, Theses Have Been Written about these TWO FACTS, Sew What can I say in a few sentences: They DO NOT RESIDE in the SAME Dimension. They cannot BE COMPARED+ OR Contrasted: Two Different Worlds Emerge from Both FACTS. The Two Different Worlds are IRRCONCILABLE, in other words, Their Foundations are DISTINCT : one is False and not Real, and ONE is REAL.

    Live in One, our Emotions, and the other Withers and dies.

    Live in heaven and visit The Sciences when you knead, but don’take up Residence in a Foreign zland — — your never going to feel @home – nless:Fully Eco-nomic!

    In Conclusion, we have two kinds of Happiness, one Static-egoic, which is FALSE-happiness, since it changes, and ‘Complete Happiness’ which does not Change and is Spiritual Reality, which means, if you meet the Conditions, IT IS Eternity!

  16. The Difference between: “Emotions”: and: “Feelings”:.

    F-EEL-ings are eels or snakes in the garden of Eden, they are not “REAL” – they are deceptions of : “WHAT IS” ; which means, our feelings are transitory, they tell a different story then we need to know.

    Our Emotions ARE REAL : they ARE : WHAT IS :.

    To feel something is to – Sense-something, and to be of the senses, is to be in a World of Perception – Deception and interception of What IS.

    A Feeling arises from a Determined Mindset to Notice Something Real, yet remain deceived or Egoic, and thus, our last feeling is disgust and not August : majestic grandeur, since the ego seeks our death, Being a Thought of Death : it can only act on what IT IS: Death: — though we deny our ego’s reality and choose to remain deceived of it’s true agenda for a bowl of lentils (Wealth and Satisfaction), we will chase for happiness and end up with ashes or disgust, which is DEATH to the SPIRIT OF JOY, which is just disgust : Just WAR:.

    Are Emotions are UNITED Wholistically into ONE Frame of Reference ONLY: LOVE OR — — if we seek shelter in darkness, the ‘denial of LOVE’ becomes our emotion, which is ‘fear and doubt’. And that’s the solution to overcoming “Fear”, fear is always alongside : Doubt : and we need to start ‘Doubting Fear’, so that we may FEEL THE ONE TRUE EMOTION : love :.

    Why is Doubt with Fear?

    Here’s Why : When you fear something, YOUR MIND SPLITS.

    Now, some ASPECTS of love are : Happiness, JOY, Contentment, Peace, and Serenity.

    To only live : “The Emotional LIFE” : or : “The Life of FAITH” : or : 2B in “The Real World” : you have to give up being Jewish and become Jesus or A Christian; which means, NO ONE IS SPECIAL< the Hebrews are not special or Chosen. The Chosen ONES are those who CHOOSE RIGHT SOONER than their Brothers and Sisters, and live in their RIGHT MIND sooner – it’s a Choice: YOU Choose Sooner, that’s all it means!

    The Right-MIND is NOT the ONE-MIND of the SOUL; thus the Right-Mind is [K]not DIVINE, it is NOT — : “IN” : — The REalm of Knowledge, it’s sort of at the edge of the ledge of knowledge, it’s close enough that the LAST STEp can be taken by ISIS or JHe-do or Acyuta or Allah or God.

    The Right-MIND is still Perceptual, or True-Perception or Accurate-Perception, and is NOT THE ONE-MIND of Transcendence, however, the Right-MIND LEADS to One-Mindedness, and so IS the Path of Guidance – May U take my Advice!!

    My Use of the word : “Jew” : as I have used the term is part of MY Oral Tradition that I was permitted to be included IN; The Use of the word : “Jew” : does not involve Sacrifice, which is confused today with love, and that is Why Jesus Came to end “The Sacrifices” and the "jews".

    My Use of the word: “Jew”: is as an ATITUDE, or Personality Type, it does not refer to a People or a Race or a Tribe or a Religion, it is used as the Oral Testament Understands the term, NON-DE[NO]MON[ATION]ALLY.

    My Use of the word: “Christian”: is an ATITUDE, or Personality Type, it also does not refer to a People or a Race or a Tribe or a Religion, it is used as the Oral Testament Understands the term, NON-DE[NO]MON[ATION]ALLY.

    We are all of ONE-SPIRIT

  17. Stuart: Second Try : Something odd happened and not all of the text was sent

    The Difference between: “Emotions”: and: “Feelings”:.

    F-EEL-ings are eels or snakes in the garden of Eden, they are not “REAL” – they are deceptions of : “WHAT IS” ; which means, our feelings are transitory, they tell a different story then we need to know.

    Our Emotions ARE REAL : they ARE : WHAT IS :.

    To feel something is to – Sense-something, and to be of the senses, is to be in a World of Perception – Deception and interception of What IS.

    A Feeling arises from a Determined Mindset to Notice Something Real, yet remain deceived or Egoic, and thus, our last feeling is disgust and not August : majestic grandeur, since the ego seeks our death, Being a Thought of Death : it can only act on what IT IS: Death: — though we deny our ego’s reality and choose to remain deceived of it’s true agenda for a bowl of lentils (Wealth and Satisfaction), we will chase for happiness and end up with ashes or disgust, which is DEATH to the SPIRIT OF JOY, which is just disgust : Just WAR:.

    Are Emotions are UNITED Wholistically into ONE Frame of Reference ONLY: LOVE OR — — if we seek shelter in darkness, the ‘denial of LOVE’ becomes our emotion, which is ‘fear and doubt’. And that’s the solution to overcoming “Fear”, fear is always alongside : Doubt : and we need to start ‘Doubting Fear’, so that we may FEEL THE ONE TRUE EMOTION : love :.

    Why is Doubt with Fear?

    Here’s Why : When you fear something, YOUR MIND SPLITS : one part fears, yet a part of our mind doubts that we need to fear anything, that Part of our mind that introduces ‘Doubt’, does not doubt, it thinks, and no fear can come to a thinking or knowing-mind, since to Know something, is to shed light upon it, thus whatever we fear is not ReaL or Permanent, and the mind that introduces “Doubt”, Knows this, but we don’t – now — if we can accept the introduced “doubt”, as a ‘second opinion” the first opinion, must not be US!

    Which means, when we fear, it’s not US WHO IS IN FEAR!

    Thus our fear becomes “our ego”, our doubt becomes our Conscience, and You, become The Decision Maker : of two Choices : one fear, and two :doubt-fear.

    Now, to doubt-fear is REAL, is to Reintroduce what was there previous, and that is LOVE.

    Thus, only Love is REAL.

    thus only ONE EMOTIOn IS REAL : LOVE IS : Real ONLY.

    Now, some ASPECTS of love are : Happiness, JOY, Contentment, Peace, and Serenity.

    To only live : “The Emotional LIFE” : or : “The Life of FAITH” : or : 2B in “The Real World” : you have to give up being Jewish and become Jesus or A Christian; which means, NO ONE IS SPECIAL: the Hebrews are not special or Chosen. The Chosen ONES are those who CHOOSE RIGHT SOONER than their Brothers and Sisters, and live in their RIGHT MIND sooner – it’s a Choice: YOU Choose Sooner, that’s all it means!

    The Right-MIND is NOT the ONE-MIND of the SOUL; thus the Right-Mind is [K]not DIVINE, it is NOT — : “IN” : — The REalm of Knowledge, it’s sort of at the edge of the ledge of knowledge, it’s close enough that the LAST STEp can be taken by ISIS or JHe-do or Acyuta or Allah or God.

    The Right-MIND is still Perceptual, or True-Perception or Accurate-Perception, and is NOT THE ONE-MIND of Transcendence, however, the Right-MIND LEADS to One-Mindedness, and so IS the Path of Guidance – May U take my Advice!!

    My Use of the word : “Jew” : as I have used the term is part of MY Oral Tradition that I was permitted to be included IN; The Use of the word : “Jew” : does not involve Sacrifice, which is confused today with love, and that is Why Jesus Came to end “The Sacrifices”.

    My Use of the word: “Jew”: is as an ATITUDE, or Personality Type, it does not refer to a People or a Race or a Tribe or a Religion, it is used as the Oral Testament Understands the term, NON-DE[NO]MON[ATION]ALLY.

    My Use of the word: “Christian”: is an ATITUDE, or Personality Type, it does not refer to a People or a Race or a Tribe or a Religion, it is used as the Oral Testament Understands the term, NON-DE[NO]MON[ATION]ALLY.

    We are all of ONE-SPIRIT

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