It's better to be rich and miserable than poor and miserable

I have a friend that I went to school with. He’s very successful in business now and quite well off. But his wife left him and he has a drinking problem. He’s just been diagnosed with a mental illness (not sz) and is refusing to take meds.

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It’s better to be poor and happy than rich and miserable. But ya you’re probably right too.

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I hope your friend circumstances improve soon…keep being supportive

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In AA I meet former Percocet and OxyContin addicts they say “when I was using drugs I would pay $600 a day on drugs, when I got sober I thought I’d have $600 extra dollars a day to save, but it doesn’t work that way, I’m still broke! Good thing I don’t care about money!” Then he nudged me and laughed.

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be poor like me no job no money so no honey …!!:pray:
i sometime like my miserable state …No big dreams to chase .:eyes:…just medicine and active meditation …some say its a form of psycho therapy…:alien:
sorry its out of topic but title of thread touched my heart…!!!
try to be with ur suffering friend…and work to consolidate him as u know a lots about mental illness…
be always ever hopeful…thanks…:grinning:
take care…:+1:

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I bet if he stops drinking he will feel much better. Of course he’s probably self medicating but that’s bad medication. take the prescribed ones!

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Had lots of money got sick lost money. Became poor realized it’s not the money that makes you happy but quality time spent with those you love and love you. I will take poor and happy over anything else.

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I like having my tech toys.

I’m pretty like sz it is probably important to take your meds. I think I would rather be rich then poor though as the title says. Although I guess being happy is more important. I don’t know I guess it is part of me I wish to make a positive difference more than being happy though.

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