As most Dahn Yoga practitioners know, money can't buy everything, including personal growth, and there is much more to life than living in an opulent mansion throwing lavish parties. The characters in the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic The Great Gatsby find this out the hard way, but the novel can be a lesson in breaking free of materialism.
The book follows the exploits of wealthy socialites living in a well-to-do section of Long Island. No person is more renowned, nor more mysterious, than the eccentric millionaire Jay Gatsby who lives among them.
Gatsby, in love with the married Daisy Buchanan, uses all his wealth to impress her, but when he he eventually come to find out all the riches in the world could not bring him happiness nor win him the woman of his dreams.
Fitzgerald's book was the perfect fit for the time, when decadence reigned supreme and the United States was on the brink of the Great Depression. However its message about personal relationship trumping personal wealth still rings true today.