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There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power or our will.


- Epictetus






what is having great possessions when you are unable to achieve your goals?

We often find ourselves feeling the need to have great possessions, but if we have fewer wants, we are able to focus more deeply on achieving those wants. Because what is having great possessions when you are unable to achieve your goals? True wealth comes not from possessions, but from achieving our goals.



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