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Man shares 'less is more' approach is the secret to finding fulfillment and joy on a modest income

Despite a modest income, an individual reveals the secrets to living a rich and rewarding life filled with happiness and fulfillment.

Man shares 'less is more' approach is the secret to finding fulfillment and joy on a modest income
Representative Cover Image Source: (L) Pexels | Craig McKay; (R) Reddit/u/Particular-Size4740

Money is important in life. But only to a certain extent. Because people often correlate money with happiness. While it may be true to some extent, not everybody who has a lot of money is always happy. Individuals can find happiness even if they live from paycheck to paycheck. u/Particular-Size4740 shared a wholesome post where they talked about how one could always find happiness with a job that didn't pay a lot. 

Representative Image Source: Pexels | Kampus Production
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Kampus Production

The post has accumulated over 4.2K upvotes and 383 comments on the site. The individual shares that they flip burgers for a living. They get three days off and work for seven hours when they do go to their job. They write, "I live 5 minutes from work and wake up 15 minutes before I have to be there." They also have an understanding manager who clocks them in at the right time, even if they are late because he knows they will not miss a day.

The nature of their job allows them to clock out in the early hours of the afternoon and then, go to gym, visit friends, or try other jobs to supplement their income. The individual mentions that their job pays them roughly $350-$500 depending on their shifts. They also share that their rent and utilities come out to $800 a month. They write, "My one-bedroom apartment is incredibly small and doesn't even have a vent over the stove."

Representative Image Source: Pexels | Karolina Grabowska
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Karolina Grabowska

The individual shares that they have very little money left after their monthly expenditures, some of which include groceries, gas, phone, WiFi and a gym membership. They share that they have aspirations to write a graphic novel but lack the artistic talent to do it. The individual further shares that they did not attend college. They write, "This subreddit has taught me that there are people making six figures a year that would trade places with me in a heartbeat." 

They add that they are happy with the job they had, allowing them to chase dreams at their "own pace." Their only source of stress was $4000 in credit card debt, which they would eventually pay back. They conclude the post by telling readers that they should not beat themselves up if they did not have a great salary.

They share a wonderful statement: "Happiness exists everywhere if you reach out and grab it." The post resonated with a lot of people on the platform and they shared their thoughts in the comments section. u/WillofHounds said, "As long as you're happy and can make ends meet, good on you. Live life as you want to, not as someone else's dream or version of happiness."

 

Image Source: Reddit
Image Source: Reddit

 

Image Source: Reddit/u/ComptonsLeastWanted
Image Source: Reddit/u/ComptonsLeastWanted

Another user u/WhyNotThrowMe, commented, "No such thing as an 'unskilled job.' Also, I think you flipping burgers adds more value to society than some of the senior managers I worked with before." u/Lost2nite389 said, "This made me feel a little better today about my situation, really puts it into perspective. I appreciate you. Keep it up." u/Ok_Exchange_9464 expressed, "That's so cool man, genuinely cool. Happy for you."

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