Whoever started this platitude failed to mention that the worst things in life are free, too. Breaking up with your SO is just as free as hooking up with them.

A more accurate restatment would be something like the most exciting things in life are free (or cheap). Because your basic pre-packaged pleasures are pretty much guaranteed to help you hit a nice bland plateau of happiness. The things you find yourself not only tend to cost less, but are also a gamble on increased happiness with only somewhat better than Vegas odds.

I'm a bettin' man; are you?

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