Funny, I’m sure I’m not the only one to fool himself into thinking that he could spend his way to salvation. That, rid of the alleged evil and excess of material concerns, the flight of the spirit comes automatic.
Luckily, I rarely delude myself with such false, pursed-lip satisfaction.
Oh, but to be content. What does it mean, to be happy?
I still maintain that happiness is a byproduct of other things, not a goal. We are lucky who have the luxury to look back and savor things that have passed. Free of illusion.