For the love of god don’t chase money for 3 reasons:
- Once you obtain your financial goal, you won’t be happy. What’s next? And how much did you give up to obtain it?
- 1 assumes you’re able to outperform those people who love the fields of work that are paying the most. The best in those fields aren’t driven by the money, there’s something else that drives them to succeed maybe it’s the thrill of the deal, or the fun of working in high pressure environments (not me). Odds are you won’t out perform those people and you will fail at the job.
- Chasing an exterior goal will never lead to true happiness. Yes, I went from section 8 housing poverty to silicon valley housing is too damn expensive poverty. Yes an improvement, but all in all am I any happier? Not really, because happiness is derived from an internal state of non suffering which is created by being true to ourselves and not deluding ourselves that external stimulus will determine are internal state of mind.
We are adaptive animals, I’ve known poor who have become rich, and rich who have become poor, and in the end, it’s not the money, it’s our own internal state that determines our happiness.
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