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Exactly my point. When is enough?
How can happiness be a false sense of security? Happiness is everything including security. Can you actually relate to all millionaires or billionaires? I can assure you not all of them are happy. Meaning and purpose is every person's responsibility to find, with age and time you'll find that, I know what mine is. Yes ultimately money is a motivator but where do you draw the line? When is enough ever enough? You've got the richest going after to be even richer... A lot of people can relate once having kids everything becomes a lesser priority. Then kids/family become the motivator, not the money.
Happiness is subjective, it's also temporary. You can't measure happiness that's what I'm saying because it's so abstract. A simple equation for happiness doesn't exist. Happiness comes and goes, and people think being miserable is something they never want to experience but it's inevitable and usually, times of grief bring forth happiness. People find happiness in their own ways. People who are usually "happy" tend to be more humble, more giving, less egotistical, so yeah, you could say that rich people are more miserable. I'm saying that people try so hard to experience negative emotions and only focus on happiness but that makes them more miserable. Happiness is a first-world concept, people back then just focused on the bare necessities and that made them satisfied.
Happiness is temporary I agree, imagine being happy all the time it would lose its value. And it's more appreciated when it comes. This time around your points are better:)
So where do you draw the line? When is enough? Because like this we're just going to be chasing a blank cheque for the rest of our lives.
Hm. Might as well ask where do we draw the line, that we have lived long enough and are ready to die. My answer is - it's rhetorical. My opinion is more is always better. The threshold is set per individual. Some are fine with $25.000/year, some are fine with $100.000/year and some don't care because essentially more is always better or there's never enough.Everything costed money the moment I was born and I am sure everything will cost money until the day I die. So basically we are practically chasing money until we die in one way or another. Or we suffer poverty.
Good on you.
I hope you get there :)
@nodnol32 thank you :)
What about leaving a legacy behind in your kids and family? Money comes and goes.
"Focusing on family and kids make no sense in a world without any future."Very good point! I am thinking the exact same thing!
Yes they do, but is it all about the money? When is enough?
It's a vicious cycle especially for those who have spouses and kids. They have to work to support the kids despite them making more money than single people, they have to spend more money.
What do you mean?