A man should strive to discard waste as matter of principle, but after making a dreadful mistake and suffering major losses, he should avoid comparing himself with someone else. It makes little sense to lament how well you could be doing if you had made wiser choices. The only thing you can do is to learn from the situation so that you can perform better next time.
being is born in different circumstances, each life is unique.
Individuals grow at their own pace and learn their own lessons. Errors
and waste provide us with painful but irreplaceable experience.
not linger on illogical comparisons: they bring nothing but misery
Stand up and look ahead. Your next achievement will bring you farther.
Mistakes will make you a better human being and show you the way to
happiness if you acquire rational habits. When it comes to avoiding
waste, no other habit is as powerful as frugality.
major loss has few benefits other than rekindling personal ambition and
making people realistic about how the world works. Whatever your level
of income, frugality constitutes a significant virtue. Even if
contemporary society rarely promotes temperance and thrift, individual
prosperity is the consequence of savings and investment.
of cause and effect governs the world
Nothing escapes its reach, no one
can circumvent its application. What you do today determines the level
of tomorrow's pay. In addition to economic advantages, frugality also
brings psychological benefits. Stress, anxiety, discouragement, and fear
will not haunt the house of the austere.
Discarding waste and
embracing frugality lead to peace of mind. Worries won't keep awake at
night those who live with measure. Leading a rational life spares man
the effort of following the latest fashion. When we dismiss artificial
alternatives, we are left with the fundamental. Serenity is the result
Choosing frugality instead of waste will allow
you to make fast and consistent decisions. When you trust your own
judgement more than external opinion, you learn from mistakes and
develop your skills. Frugality, which is based on stable values, leads
to decisiveness. A man who possesses clear priorities can reject
inconsistency without need of long discussions.
A prudent conduct
brings the added benefit of risk reduction. A judicious man protects
himself when at risk and tries to avert threats whenever possible. The
tension of complex choices can wear out even the most balanced mind. On
the other hand, a straightforward and consistent approach reduces errors
of oversight. Shunning unnecessary cost keeps risk exposure low.
the allure of short-sighted decisions leads to a better life
Ignoring the noise of false opinions liberates resources. Frugality
enables man to breathe free of encumbrances and focus his efforts on
what really counts. Happiness is not the result of accumulating tasks,
but of a few essential activities that make a difference.
waste brings man wealth, but the material advantages of frugality go
hand in hand with its psychological benefits. Disregard the unnecessary
and pay attention to the crucial elements of a good life. Realizing that
most things possess little relevance is what enables man to make wise
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