There is no calamity greater than lavish desires. There is no greater guilt than discontentment. And there is no greater disaster than greed.
— Lao Tzu
Greed is a powerful thing. At its worst, it can sever ties, decimate nations, and destroy lives. Despite this, many people still choose to do anything for money.
Monetary Greed is a true-crime and case study publication dedicated to exposing the dark side of humanity. Here, we will cover how ruthless humans could actually get when they’re fueled by greed, money, and power.
With this in mind, please make sure to meet the following…
There is always a story waiting to be written.
Unfortunately, in the realm of self-help, celebrity gossip, and social media blunders, plenty of interesting stories from around the world rarely make it to the spotlight.
We get it. Sometimes they can be mind-boggling. Most of the time, they leave you wondering if there is any truth to them.
However, they still exist, and they deserve to be shared.
From astounding animals to urban legends to historical oddities to strange science — some stories are just too interesting to pass up.
The best part? …
It’s no coincidence that Finland is statistically the happiest country in the world for the third consecutive time. But unlike the wellness trends that emerged from its Nordic neighbors — the Danes have hygge and the Swedes have lagom— the Finns have a more simplistic and realistic way to happiness.
Kalsarikännit, which loosely translates to päntsdrunk in English, literally means “drinking at home, alone, in your underwear.”
It’s such a widely celebrated pastime, that Finland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs launched two emojis of people drinking in their underwear to help explain Finnish culture to foreigners.
It’s common to seek the wisdom of people who have led remarkable lives. One such man is Keanu Reeves, who’s something of a pop-culture icon, not because of any particular film, but for being Keanu Reeves himself.
Much of what we know about his offscreen persona has been told or reported by others, in part because of his desire for privacy.
Yet perhaps it’s also why we’re so drawn to him. In a time rife with cynicism, hopelessness, and selfishness, he comes across as humble, kind, even almost heroic in every sense of the word.
With that in mind, here…
If you want to be liked, you first have to know how to be likable.
Maybe you have a romantic interest or a new friendship you’re trying to cultivate. Maybe you want to land a particular job, and you need to impress the interviewer. Or perhaps you’re trying to launch a business, and you have to attract potential clients.
Either way, getting someone to like you is an advantage; however, it isn’t always easy. Research shows that our brains take less than one second to decide whether we can trust someone or not.
You read that right — less than…
Imagine the last conversation you had with someone you didn’t know.
Did certain moments feel awkward? Did you find the other person interesting? More importantly, did the other person find you interesting?
Were you happy with how the conversation turned out?
For the most part, talking to someone you don’t know can be difficult to navigate. For every successful interaction, there are thousands more that are badly received.
Compared with talking to your partner or your mom, you don’t know whether they might talk too much or you might talk too much. Perhaps they might shut down. …
Are you afraid of what others think of you?
I am, and it’s kept me trapped my whole life.
In fact, I would hold myself back from sharing my opinions because I couldn’t stand being ridiculed or rejected. In the rare moments that I did, I would have a difficult time staying present as my mind wandered all over the place.
Do I look okay? Did I say too much? Is there something wrong? Great, now they probably think I’m too intense. They probably know I’m stupid.
Sometimes I couldn’t even walk down the street without assuming that every facial…
There are so many reasons why you should combat your negative self-talk.
I’ve been letting it control my life for many years and it’s only cost me unnecessary pain and misery.
At every turn, the voice in my head finds a way to judge me, doubt me, belittle me, and constantly tell me I’m not good enough. It says hurtful things to me— things that I would never even dream of saying to anyone else.
“I’m worthless. I never do anything right. I will never succeed.”
You’re probably saying the same things to yourself as well. …
Ordinary people do extraordinary things every day, yet we rarely hear their stories.
Instead, we consume the same content: How did billionaires become successful? What books are they reading? What habits do they have?
How about the people who didn’t have trust funds or advantages and still dared to accomplish what others thought was impossible?
What about ordinary people doing extraordinary things?
Like Steven Pruitt, an ordinary and mild-mannered man from Virginia who’s been doing extraordinary work for 17 years.
He has more than 3.9 million edits on Wikipedia— 34,000 of which are original articles — to his…
What makes you happy?
Is it money? A viral post? Expensive wines?
In these last few months, I’ve found that old movies make me happy. It’s kept me alive and highly entertained during the height of the quarantine. It’s also made my partner and me closer than ever, which in turn, makes me even happier.
However, according to ancient Greek philosopher Epicurus, if we’re interested in living happily for a long time, we’re most likely going about it the wrong way.
That car you just bought? That joke you tweeted? …