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Happiness Is Far More Valuable Than Money

Money has a limit; happiness doesn't.

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Why does it seem like many people with high paying jobs are so unhappy? It's simple - money can't buy happiness. You could have an unlimited amount of money yet still have a void in your life that you can't seem to fill. Happiness is not a tangible object with a price tag. Money has a limit; happiness doesn't.

The world will try to tell you what careers are desirable and what careers are not. For example, I want to be a teacher. My passion is helping others, and I feel as though teaching would be a great career for me. The world seems to discourage teacher careers simply due to the salary. Here's my thought process: if no one cared enough to teach us, how would we learn? My passion for teaching outweighs a desire for things like a big house and a new car.

You make the most of your life when you're doing what you love. If you want to live your best life, don't let the world dictate your future. You pave your own path, so don't be afraid to choose a path that doesn't necessarily lead to wealth. Pursue your passion, and don't let anyone stop you. If you want to be a teacher, then be a teacher. If you've always dreamed of becoming a policeman, then bring that dream into reality.

If your passion leads you to become a doctor, then you have the best of both worlds when it comes to money and happiness. Don't get me wrong - many people who work high paying jobs are very happy. I simply want to emphasize that happiness is far more valuable than money, and some people are out in the world working jobs that bring in money but take away happiness.

You may not even realize you're choosing money over happiness. If you work a high paying job that demands the majority of your day, you don't spend as much time with your family. The less time you spend with your family, the more unhappy they become. This ultimately leads to your unhappiness. It's an endless cycle that eventually affects every aspect of your life.

Kate Spade recently committed suicide. She was a woman whose name everyone recognized, and she was extremely wealthy. Clearly, there was a void in her life that she could never seem to fill. Robin Williams is another very famous and very wealthy example. He was an incredible actor, and it seemed as though he was very happy with his life. However, he proved that he wasn't happy with his life when he committed suicide. They both put on facades in order to mask their unhappiness and please others.

Some people who seem to have everything wake up in the mornings hating their lives and dread going to work. Other people who live average or even below average lives wake up excited for a new day and ready to go to work. Which kind of person will you be?

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27 Things To Do With Your Friends When You're Bored

A little bit of fun for any season.
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I am sure many could relate: you are texting or sitting around with your friends and no one knows what they want to do, everyone is bored, and everyone is flat out of ideas that are actually realistic and achievable. Boredom makes an appearance at it's finest moments... always.

Here are 27 things you can do with your friend in just about any season (some are exclusive to a particular season) when boredom takes over!

1. Find a local coffee shop to try out.

2. Or better yet, find a local restaurant that you’ve all been wanting to try.

3. Go shopping at each others' favorite stores.

4. Tie balloons with positive messages inside of them to random places in your town to uplift a few souls.

5. Cook a homemade meal for a homeless person and deliver it.

6. Get crafty and create a time capsule that you and your friends can open after (x) amount of years.

7. Make your own sushi.

8. Plant flowers in little pots for your homes.

9. Road trip to random local cities and do some exploring.

10. Have a photo shoot.

11. Buy or create a blank page’s journal filled art, writing, sketches, and pictures of your friends that can be used as a memory book.

12. Visit a pumpkin patch.

13. Go stargazing in the middle of the night with a blanket and a few midnight snacks.

14. Go to a haunted house.

15. Go to a movie with the group.

16. Have a giant sleepover with board games, snacks, movies, and crazy pajamas.

17. Have a game night with the peeps.

18. Have a gingerbread making contest.

19. Have a bonfire when it gets cool outside.

20. Make homemade ice cream.

21. Search on maps for the nearest natural spring or river and go swimming or canoeing.

22. Take a camera, your group of friends, and stroll around town taking pictures of your adventure.

23. Use the pictures you take on your adventures and create a photo wall in your home.

24. Have a "Madea" movie night.

25. Throw a themed party.

26. Write letters of encouragement to children (or adults) in hospitals.

27. Look up random keywords on YouTube for possibly some of the best videos ever.

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12 Ways To Save Money During The Summer When All You Want Is To Spend It

Saving is important year round, but it's most important in the summer

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Over the summer, everyone normally has more free time than during the year, and that means more time to spend more money. Saving money over the summer is important, not only so you can be prepared to pay for things in the future, but also so you can enjoy your summer and no be stressed about how much money you've spent. Saving money is something that should happen year round, but it's especially important to do in the summer.

1. Create a budget

Starting the summer off on the right foot is super important to stay on track throughout the rest of the summer. A budget is something that you should have year round, but it's important to adjust it for your summer plans.

2. And stick to it

Not only do you have to make a budget, but you have to stick to it. If you don't follow your budget, you're wasting time and money, and it's hard to keep on top of finances.

3. Take advantage of student discounts

During the summer, college students find themselves with a lot more free time than in the school year. When you're planning what to do with your extra time, make sure to look if the place offers student discounts or not. Why pay full price when you don't have to?

4. Don't always go out to eat

College students tend to spend time with their friends going out for food or for drinks, and that adds up fast. If you have friends over to cook dinner, it can be healthier and cheaper to do.

5. Sublet

If you have an apartment you're not going to be staying in, or need to stay in Columbus, it's beneficial both ways to sublet. Neither way do you have to pay full price on an apartment, and any discount, no matter how small, saves you money

6. Take day trips

Obviously, no one wants to stay in one place the whole summer, but travel is super expensive. By going on day trips you get to see more of the state or city, but you don't have to pay for lodging overnight. It's a good way to get out without eating into your budget.

7. Walk around

Columbus has great parks and trails that not enough people think about using when they're planning what they want to do. If you walk around outside, you can spend as much time you want there and you don't have to pay anything.

8. Split costs with friend

Do both of you need a Hulu and a Netflix account? Why not share the costs and the passwords with each other, so that you both can save some extra cash in the future. This doesn't just have to be with streaming services, but it can apply to food and parking costs as well.

9. Don't impulsively buy big items

Maybe you've worked a ton recently to start saving for summer, or you have graduation money flowing in. You feel like it doesn't matter how much you spend, but it does. If you hold off on those purchases, and you save your money, you'll be in a better spot financially at the end of the summer.

10. Get a job

The obvious one. If you're doing an unpaid internship or your normal job isn't offering you many hours, then getting a second job where you can work to have a little more money can help you achieve your savings goal.

11. Don't be too hard on yourself

The hardest part of setting goals is when you don't achieve them. Even if you haven't saved exactly as much as you wanted, making even a small change can help your financial wellbeing and can be enough to make small changes in the future.

12. Don't force yourself to make big changes

Everyone's saving tips to Millennials are to stop getting coffee every single day from places like Starbucks. While cutting down on spending in these ways will greatly help you save money, it's not the only thing that will help. There's no reason to make yourself miserable in order to follow the rules of someone else for a small change financially.

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