Are We Financially Well, but Emotionally Poor?

On becoming self-aware of true happiness

Arvell Craig
Koinonia

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“For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, but lose his soul?” Mark 8:36

Before I get into this article, I want to first highlight a false assumption. That being, the false dichotomy of “either-or thinking” or better yet… the idea of “balance.” In that, life is a linear pendulum with one side is happiness, spiritual health, or peace, and the other side is material wealth and success. Please know that if you begin this article or live with that perspective it will forever be frustrating and unfulfilling.

That being said…let’s begin.

-AC

If you think making money, buying things, or getting attention or recognition will make you happy, you’re on your way to poverty.

Sorry.

If you think status will bring peace or contentment, you’re destined for disappointment. Disillusionment and self-sabotage are bound to arise when you’re acting from faulty reasoning.

I know it’s what you’ve been programmed to think. It’s what we see on TV and online. People who show off their trinkets to get a hit of attention and cover up the emptiness underneath.

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Arvell Craig
Koinonia

As AI invades every area of society, I'm choosing to positively and proactively learn, leverage, and integrate it for personal and professional growth.