TED Talk of the Day #005: Lets get honest about our money problems

With COVID-19 distress, most of us are bound to face financial stress. Interestingly, it is usually about over-obsession with a lifestyle than real cash-crunch. For example, when the speaker’s brother asked for a loan (for the nth time), she told him to cut expenses. He was enraged. He kept increasing his Credit Card exposure to maintain his lifestyle. One day he killed himself. She talks about such people: “They drive a Mercedes, but their budget really only can afford a Honda.”
Why do we do it? She calls it “Money Shame” Continue reading TED Talk of the Day #005: Lets get honest about our money problems

Book Giveaway #51: The Essence of Buddhism

Buddhism does not promote the idea of abandoning all desires altogether. What Buddhism encourages is the idea that all forms of craving, grasping and clinging, which are exaggerated forms of desire, have to be abandoned, because they ultimately cause suffering and unhappiness. Continue reading Book Giveaway #51: The Essence of Buddhism