I bet you are filthy rich. But are you grateful?

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I don’t think the Abrahamic religions will survive. I think something totally new is gonna be the future of spirituality
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Slavedevice wrote: April 17th, 2022, 10:12 am I don’t think the Abrahamic religions will survive. I think something totally new is gonna be the future of spirituality
Abrahamic religions started 3334 years ago:
Wikipedia on Torah wrote: Rabbinic writings state that the Oral Torah was given to Moses at Mount Sinai, which, according to the tradition of Orthodox Judaism, occurred in 1312 BCE. The Orthodox rabbinic tradition holds that the Written Torah was recorded during the following forty years,[65] though many non-Orthodox Jewish scholars affirm the modern scholarly consensus that the Written Torah has multiple authors and was written over centuries.[66]
According to the Lindy effect, the statistically expected life expectancy for Abrahamic religions is another 3334 years:
Wikipedia on Lindy effect wrote: The Lindy effect (also known as Lindy's Law[1]) is a theorized phenomenon by which the future life expectancy of some non-perishable things, like a technology or an idea, is proportional to their current age. Thus, the Lindy effect proposes the longer a period something has survived to exist or be used in the present, it is also likely to have a longer remaining life expectancy. Longevity implies a resistance to change, obsolescence or competition and greater odds of continued existence into the future.[2] Where the Lindy effect applies, mortality rate decreases with time. Mathematically, the Lindy effect corresponds to lifetimes following a Pareto probability distribution.
Western civilization and its degenerate times will be long history by then.

By the way, I do not believe that western civilization has another five years of life expectancy left. In fact, it could be done and over with by the end of this year already. With the growing energy crisis, the impending food crisis, the hyperinflation crisis that is well on its way, and the very damaging standoff with the Russian Federation, it could all be finished very soon now. Good riddance!
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I am happy that you chose to write about this, because I came up from both sides. Prudence is the right way! I know that sounds too straight up, but your choices today were to commute with society. Aren't I speaking in honesty? I think the strong argument comes in when some choose to bottom you all the time because it is what they acustom; at times not ever finding morality. That is the kind of complex statement that should't be ( how the white people would say ) "bragged about, because who is actually listening? I mean do you really mean for chaos to happen? In reality, this topic is too much!
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I think that gratefulness as an approach to life is extremely important because it is the basis for what many, such as Esther and Jeremy Hicks, describe as the law of attraction. It is an attitude of abundance consciousness and can be taken on board even if one is not rich, which is relative. At times I worry about not having enough money and not being successful and such poverty of consciousness can be an unhelpful spiral. It can be hard not to measure oneself in comparison with others, especially in relation to outward material circumstances but appreciating the inner riches and inner achievement may be an important starting point for the creation of tangible goals.
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If you were lucky enough to earn more than $2 per Day in 2020, you were richer than about 700million people on Earth. Of the 822 million undernourished people in the world, 113 million face acute hunger meaning they are in urgent need of food and nutrients. I find it hard being grateful when others are suffering so much.

If you want to know how rich you are in the world, check this site.

https://howrichami.givingwhatwecan.org/how-rich-am-i
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Does caving to fear only make it stronger? That question got me thinking and it definitely does. I used to fear my anxiety which made it a lot worse for me. I always thought I was gonna die right here and now and my heart will just stop beating. Sometimes I still feel that might happen but I don't cave into that fear anymore like I used to. Sometimes its good to be fearful but never feed your fear.
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ilze herholdt wrote: January 25th, 2023, 3:22 pm Does caving to fear only make it stronger? That question got me thinking and it definitely does. I used to fear my anxiety which made it a lot worse for me. I always thought I was gonna die right here and now and my heart will just stop beating. Sometimes I still feel that might happen but I don't cave into that fear anymore like I used to. Sometimes its good to be fearful but never feed your fear.
Not seeing the wealth nor the gratefulness (or ungratefullness). Maybe I'm missing something.
"As usual... it depends."
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Sometimes I look at all I have and tend to seem used to it, and even work for more, but when I'm in a position to see those I'm better than, gratitude flows freely from my heart of how blessed I am. We like to see people we are better than, so to be grateful, gratitude comes with comparison.
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I believe people who worked very hard for their money are very grateful. People who were given the money might not be so grateful, unless their parents taught them how to be grateful.
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I am not filthy rich but I am grateful. I believe that whoever is grateful when he has little will be grateful when he has many. So I believe that being grateful when I become rich wouldn't be a tough task for me.
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Thera reads wrote: December 8th, 2023, 6:28 pm I am not filthy rich but I am grateful. I believe that whoever is grateful when he has little will be grateful when he has many. So I believe that being grateful when I become rich wouldn't be a tough task for me.
I don't disagree with the idea that growing up without but attaining wealth as an adult has a higher chance of leaving one with a broader understanding of the vastness of experiences than growing up wealthy and becoming without as an adult.
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The term 'Filthy Rich' was formerly used to discuss someone who was very wealthy, and who possibly became rich via unfair means. Today, the phrase's meaning has softened a bit, and it is often used to talk about someone who is extremely rich, even if they became wealthy by honest means.
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