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My path from depression to well-being

The moment I realized the severity of it all, I was sixteen years old. One night I had stripped down to take a shower, and before stepping in, I saw a profile of my body; I had always been a thin kid, but horror and shame crossed me when I noticed a bloated gut hanging out past my chest. I remembered how just a few weeks before, I had bought larger pants as the old ones became too small for my growing frame. …

Does money make you happy?

In his video “Being RICH vs Being POOR — a video essay,” Casey Neistat delves into the state of his mental health in times of poverty and wealth.

Neistat splits all problems into two categories:

  • Life Problems — Meaning of life, state of relationships, having a purpose, etc.
  • Money Problems — How to pay rent, figuring out the cost of fixing something, etc.

In his conclusion, Neistat states that money will fix your problems and it’ll make life significantly easier, but it cannot guarantee you happiness.

A 2010 study done by psychologist Daniel Kahneman and economist Angus Deaton supports Neistat’s claim.

The study showed that happiness due to increased income begins to cap off at around $75,000.

Wealth is a topic that makes many uncomfortable, but it’s essential that we examine how our wealth affects the people we are.

How does wealth affect your happiness?

The history of Easter.

The celebration of the holiday can actually be traced back to a pre-Christian era where pagan groups celebrated the coming of spring, naming the holiday after the Anglo-Saxon goddess of spring, Eostre.

The celebration was additionally observed across other regions of Europe, originating from the Jewish holiday, Passover.

Though, during the first few centuries after the death of Jesus Christ, the Christian churches began to become more intertwined with pagan holidays, celebrating not just spring but also the resurrection of Jesus.

Eventually, the holiday would change its date of celebration in 325AD to be the Sunday following the first full moon after the spring equinox.

Pagan traditions would be adopted by Christians to symbolize the resurrection of their messiah; eggs were symbolic of the coming of life, and rabbits were symbolic of fertility and had ties to the goddess, Eostre.

Have a great Easter!

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