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Old 02-10-2010, 08:46 PM   #1
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Man giving away millions......

Money doesn't buy happiness.

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Karl Rabeder grew up poor and thought that life would be wonderful if he had money. But when he got rich, Karl discovered that he was unhappy … so he decided to give away every penny of his £3 million fortune:

"My idea is to have nothing left. Absolutely nothing," he told The Daily Telegraph. "Money is counterproductive – it prevents happiness to come."

Instead, he will move out of his luxury Alpine retreat into a small wooden hut in the mountains or a simple bedsit in Innsbruck.

His entire proceeds are going to charities he set up in Central and Latin America, but he will not even take a salary from these.

"For a long time I believed that more wealth and luxury automatically meant more happiness," he said. "I come from a very poor family where the rules were to work more to achieve more material things, and I applied this for many years," said Mr Rabeder.

But over time, he had another, conflicting feeling.

"More and more I heard the words: ‘Stop what you are doing now – all this luxury and consumerism – and start your real life’," he said. "I had the feeling I was working as a slave for things that I did not wish for or need. I have the feeling that there are lot of people doing the same thing."

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Old 02-10-2010, 10:38 PM   #2
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i call bs. he is laundering the money to cartels.
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Old 02-10-2010, 11:31 PM   #3
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Money buys comfort not happiness. The older you get the more you realize this is true.
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Old 02-10-2010, 11:58 PM   #4
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Money buys comfort not happiness. The older you get the more you realize this is true.
While true, it would seem that it's much easier to obtain happiness while comfortable, and especially while not struggling with finances (simple things, like making rent and eating.)
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Old 02-11-2010, 12:04 AM   #5
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i call bs. he is laundering the money to cartels.
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Old 02-11-2010, 01:02 AM   #6
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I bet someone kidnapped his family lol
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Old 02-11-2010, 01:38 AM   #7
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Old 02-11-2010, 06:44 AM   #8
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Old 02-11-2010, 08:59 AM   #9
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Give me enough money to live on have a few cool toys, a job that i enjoy at least half of the time and on a regular basis. Blammo happy me
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Old 02-11-2010, 09:07 AM   #10
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money buys me a lot of trackdays ... and trackdays bring me happiness ...
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Old 02-11-2010, 09:26 AM   #11
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Money buys comfort not happiness. The older you get the more you realize this is true.

I disagree. My hobbies bring me immense happiness. My hobbies are also expensive. People who make comments like this are the same people who assume that there is only ONE route to happiness, but they're wrong.
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Old 02-11-2010, 09:58 AM   #12
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Old 02-11-2010, 10:04 AM   #13
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With enough money, I can buy happiness an hour at a time.
You can buy some really kickass company an hour at a time too :P and you dont even have to call them in the morning
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