Weekend Reading: A Life of Pleasure: How to Enjoy Yourself Without Destroying Your Wealth

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Weekend Reading

An overly luxurious lifestyle isn’t sustainable for most people, and will ultimately destroy your wealth. But that doesn't mean you have to live like a monk. This article introduces the perspective of another ancient philosophy called Epicureanism, which seeks to provide a healthy balance between appreciating life’s pleasures and overindulging in them. The author compares Epicureanism with Stoicism and explains how incorporating elements of both philosophies has benefited his mindset.


Key takeaways:

📌 Balance is crucial when pursuing wealth and happiness.

📌 Even if you satisfy all of your desires, you won’t necessarily be happier.

📌 Living well isn't possible without good mental and emotional health.