How To Make Use of Money to Reach Long-Term Fulfillment

Get smarter at spending your savings

Stefania Simon
Minimalist Brain


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To begin with, it would be amazing for everyone to understand that money does not bring happiness, but it does cancel out unhappiness, to some extent. Let’s explore how your brain perceives money, what amounts of money can increase your level of happiness and how the way you spend them maximizes your personal fulfillment.

Money is an invention of the society we live in, it is not something intrinsically relevant to your biology, social status, or connection with others, so at its core, it lacks value. What’s essential to understand is that money means nothing independently, out of context, it has the value that you learn to attribute to it.

Your personal relationship with money is strongly connected to what associations you have built regarding this subject, and what stuck to your mind. This can start developing with every early interaction you may have with this topic in the environment in which you were raised.

There is research monitoring people’s brain activity with an MRI that shows that any kind of financial trouble triggers the same cortical regions to light up as when faced with a physical threat. Common examples are the risk of losing your bonus at the office or even your salary, and even though they are…