“Joy is not in things, it is in us!”

Benjamin Franklin

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In our consumer society, we are bombarded everyday with advertisements that try to persuade us that we need a certain new toy to be happy.

And once we get the new house, new car, new boat, new clothes …will it really make us happy?

And for how long?

Benjamin Franklin wrote this quote more than 250 years ago before the advent of the consumer society.

William James, father of modern American psychology, said: “Most folks are as happy as they make up their mind to be”

I believe they were right. Joy has to be from inside us.

Where does your joy come from?

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