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Man Gives Away Every Penny of His £3 Million Fortune


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Karl Rabeder grew up poor and thought that life would be wonderful if he had money. But when he got rich, Karl discovered that he was unhappy … so he decided to give away every penny of his £3 million fortune:

 

"My idea is to have nothing left. Absolutely nothing," he told The Daily Telegraph. "Money is counterproductive – it prevents happiness to come."

 

Instead, he will move out of his luxury Alpine retreat into a small wooden hut in the mountains or a simple bedsit in Innsbruck.

 

His entire proceeds are going to charities he set up in Central and Latin America, but he will not even take a salary from these.

 

"For a long time I believed that more wealth and luxury automatically meant more happiness," he said. "I come from a very poor family where the rules were to work more to achieve more material things, and I applied this for many years," said Mr Rabeder.

 

But over time, he had another, conflicting feeling.

 

"More and more I heard the words: ‘Stop what you are doing now – all this luxury and consumerism – and start your real life’," he said. "I had the feeling I was working as a slave for things that I did not wish for or need. I have the feeling that there are lot of people doing the same thing."

 

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What do you think? Is he doing the right thing or is this just a crazy idea of a rich man?

 

http://neatorama.cachefly.net/money-happiness.htm

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How's he going to live without any money? And I mean, the basics.

 

I don't see what was stopping him from living in the mountains beforehand, unless he has some compulsion where he feels he has to spend whatever money he has on consumerist bullshit.

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