Gretchen Rubin

A Paradox of Happiness: Spend Out, To Become Rich.

A Paradox of Happiness: Spend Out, To Become Rich.

Further Secrets of Adulthood:

I have Twelve Personal Commandments, and the most obscure is #7, Spend out.

"Spend out" reminds me to use things up, not to "save" things like new t-shirts or perfume until some vague future time, not to hold back my ideas, but to let them pour out without reserve.

When I spend out, and am willing to use things up and let go of them, my experience becomes more rich.

(Sorry about the slightly weird formatting. Not clear to me what's going on. I'm hoping this is a one-time glitch, we'll see.)

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