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Thread: The Happiness That Never Came
10-19-2011, 10:20 PM #1
The Happiness That Never CameTamer was a hardworking man who worked at a small company to support his wife and four children. He always worked overtime to improve his skills and eventually to get a job with higher salary.Except for Fridays, Tamer hardly ate a meal together with his family.
His family always complained that he doesn’t give them time, but Tamer always justified that he did it all for them. But he still wanted to spend more time with his family.
One fine day, Tamer got an interview call from a big company & he fared well due to his hard work & the experience gained working overtime. Soon after, he was offered a good job as a Team Leader with a better salary. Life had become amazing, Tamer could now afford to provide his family with life’s little luxuries like nice clothing, dining in restaurants and vacation abroad.
However, the family still did not get to see Tamer for most of the week. He continued to work very hard, hoping to be promoted to the position of manager. In fact, to make himself a worthily candidate for the promotion, he joined evening classes after work.
Again, whenever the family complained that he was not spending enough time with them, he reasoned that he was doing all this for them. But he often yearned to spend more time with his family.
Tamer’s hard work paid off and he was promoted. Then he decided to hire a maid to relieve his wife from her domestic tasks. He also felt that their four bedroom flat was no longer big enough, it would be nice for his family to be able to enjoy the facilities and comfort of a big apartment near the beach. On the first Friday evening at their new home, Tamer declared to his family that he decided not to take anymore courses or pursue any more promotions. From then on he was going to devote more time to his family.
Tamer died of a massive heart attack the same night!!!!
Moral: The craving for money will never finish. Being content with whatever you have will bring you peace and happiness in your life....being a human...
10-22-2011, 11:16 AM #2
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I agree that money will ruin your life if you want it more than your needs.... Thanks for the lesson...