How To Live Like a Rich Person

Be understated, never boast, be gentle

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  1. Suffering is caused by desire
  2. You can resolve desire
  3. There is a path to ending suffering

The materialistic addiction

Covid brought a lot of things to a screeching halt. We had been careening down a steep path to a culture with no depth, a culture that rewarded bad behavior, and measured achievement by material wealth, regardless of how it was acquired.

The toilet paper shift

Remember the hoarding last March? In hindsight it looks like irrational panic, because it was. And I’m guessing there are a number of people with endless supplies of TP who are embarrassed about this. They sought reassurance in having something material to comfort them, but quickly found this offered no protection from a viral sickness, unemployment, or the social loss of their job site.

The true rich life

We are emerging out of 2020 a little pale and dazed. It’s like coming out into the sun after a long period of gray days and nights. It’s dazzling and a little frightening. Did we make it? Are our friends and families ok? What is ahead?

The responsibility of our newfound wealth

There is a chance to rebuild a better society. The barriers to this are prejudice, fear, and irrational hatred of those who are different from us. We all know the sources of these fears. But there are many of us who are not letting those fears own us.

Former software marketer. Former musician. Writer, nine non-fiction books, two novels, Buddhist, train lover. Amateur cook, lover of life most of the time!

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