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 Money Can't Buy Happiness, So Man Gives Away Every Penny of His £3 Million Fortune

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PostSubject: Money Can't Buy Happiness, So Man Gives Away Every Penny of His £3 Million Fortune   Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:57 pm

Karl Rabeder grew up poor and thought that life would be wonderful if he had money. But when he got rich, Karl discovered that he was unhappy … so he decided to give away every penny of his £3 million fortune:

"My idea is to have nothing left. Absolutely nothing," he told The Daily Telegraph. "Money is counterproductive – it prevents happiness to come."

Instead, he will move out of his luxury Alpine retreat into a small wooden hut in the mountains or a simple bedsit in Innsbruck.

His entire proceeds are going to charities he set up in Central and Latin America, but he will not even take a salary from these.

"For a long time I believed that more wealth and luxury automatically meant more happiness," he said. "I come from a very poor family where the rules were to work more to achieve more material things, and I applied this for many years," said Mr Rabeder.

But over time, he had another, conflicting feeling.

"More and more I heard the words: ‘Stop what you are doing now – all this luxury and consumerism – and start your real life’," he said. "I had the feeling I was working as a slave for things that I did not wish for or need. I have the feeling that there are lot of people doing the same thing."
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PostSubject: Re: Money Can't Buy Happiness, So Man Gives Away Every Penny of His £3 Million Fortune   Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:09 am

Good man
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PostSubject: Re: Money Can't Buy Happiness, So Man Gives Away Every Penny of His £3 Million Fortune   Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:11 am

Gotta admire someone like that, can't say I'd do it lol but hey.
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PostSubject: Re: Money Can't Buy Happiness, So Man Gives Away Every Penny of His £3 Million Fortune   Sun Feb 14, 2010 2:47 pm

funny I was just thinking what I'd do if won the lottery today.
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