The Mind Money Spectrum Podcast

#18. Why happiness is not the answer to your problems.

April 14, 2020 Aaron Agte and Trishul Patel Season 1 Episode 18
The Mind Money Spectrum Podcast
#18. Why happiness is not the answer to your problems.
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The Mind Money Spectrum Podcast
#18. Why happiness is not the answer to your problems.
Apr 14, 2020 Season 1 Episode 18
Aaron Agte and Trishul Patel

In this episode, Aaron and Trishul discuss the distinction between happiness and meaning, and things get pretty philosophical. Both are essential components of well-being, but pursuing one at the expense of the other is not the recipe for a fulfilled life. Happiness and meaning may lie on opposite ends of a spectrum, and eschewing either may be unhealthy. Instead, you should try to discover your gray area between happiness and meaning to uncover purpose. Doing this will help you to find that balance between attaining peace with your current situation and the ambition to improve yourself or society.

Episode References

Some Key Differences Between a Happy Life and Meaningful Life
Meanings of Life by Baumeister
Surviving and Thriving: Fundamental Social Motives Provide Purpose in Life
Ishmael by Quinn
We Choose to Go to the Moon by Kennedy
Human Lifespans Constant for the Last 2000 Years
Reality Versus Expectations
Happiness Equals Reality Minus Expectations
Always Forward

Podcast Description

Welcome to The Mind Money Spectrum Podcast where your hosts Aaron Agte and Trishul Patel go beyond traditional finance questions to help you explore how to use your money to achieve the freedom you want in life. Aaron is a Financial Planner from the Bay Area, and Trishul is a Wealth Manager on the East Coast. For more information about Aaron, check out GraystoneAdvisor.com. And for more information on Trishul check out InvestingForever.com. We thank you all for listening, and stay tuned for our latest episode on our website, MindMoneySpectrum.com.

Show Notes

In this episode, Aaron and Trishul discuss the distinction between happiness and meaning, and things get pretty philosophical. Both are essential components of well-being, but pursuing one at the expense of the other is not the recipe for a fulfilled life. Happiness and meaning may lie on opposite ends of a spectrum, and eschewing either may be unhealthy. Instead, you should try to discover your gray area between happiness and meaning to uncover purpose. Doing this will help you to find that balance between attaining peace with your current situation and the ambition to improve yourself or society.

Episode References

Some Key Differences Between a Happy Life and Meaningful Life
Meanings of Life by Baumeister
Surviving and Thriving: Fundamental Social Motives Provide Purpose in Life
Ishmael by Quinn
We Choose to Go to the Moon by Kennedy
Human Lifespans Constant for the Last 2000 Years
Reality Versus Expectations
Happiness Equals Reality Minus Expectations
Always Forward

Podcast Description

Welcome to The Mind Money Spectrum Podcast where your hosts Aaron Agte and Trishul Patel go beyond traditional finance questions to help you explore how to use your money to achieve the freedom you want in life. Aaron is a Financial Planner from the Bay Area, and Trishul is a Wealth Manager on the East Coast. For more information about Aaron, check out GraystoneAdvisor.com. And for more information on Trishul check out InvestingForever.com. We thank you all for listening, and stay tuned for our latest episode on our website, MindMoneySpectrum.com.