< the following assumes that maximizing happiness/satisfactions is the same as having the best lifestyle >
what is the best way to live? is there a best way?
how much money do we actually need? how much should we sacrifice for pride?
if you think about it, everyone spends around 1/3 of their time each day to "invest" for money and pride
but really, if you just do whatever you want, is your life lifestyle necessarily worse? If you appear to be doing nothing "unproductive" for most of the time, is your life as a whole really less enjoyable than the others?
if we think about it, how much of people's decisions are actually made to maximize happiness? or are they just to minimize unhappiness?
the problem is that decisions to maximize happiness might only work in the short run, whereas decisions to minimize unhappiness might still bring out less total happiness, since you can not guarantee happiness in the future (ex. investing time for money).
one big question that would affect everything is: how effective is money at creating long term happiness?
are super rich people really "happier" than regular people? I believe most wouldn't necessarily agree
nonetheless, even if they really are happier, how much do they have to sacrifice? how much happier does that make you? is it worth it?
(too sleepy so im gonna end here for today, will continue later)