Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Money Money Money

For money you can have everything it is said. No, that is not true. You can buy food, but not appetite; medicine, but not health; soft beds, but not sleep; knowledge but not intelligence; glitter, but not comfort; fun, but not pleasure; acquaintances, but not friendship; servants, but not faithfulness; grey hair, but not honor; quiet days, but not peace. The shell of all things you can get for money. But not the kernel. That cannot be had for money. -Arne Garborg, writer (1851-1924)

Millionaire Sells All His Belongings - His Fortune Makes Him Unhappy

An Austrian millionaire, Karl Rabeder, 47, has decided that he no longer wants to be a millionaire for he realised his fortune makes him unhappy. He says that the money prevents happiness.

He decided to sell every valuable belonging. Mr. Rabeder will move out of his luxury Alpine retreat and live instead in a small house somewhere in Innsbruck.

All money from selling his belongings will go to charities which were set up by him in Central and Latin America. He says he does not feel comfortable among rich people; he wants to be a simple person.

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