Wow this threads taking quite a philosophical turn…prepare to be enlightened! (lol)
I think about this kind of subject quite a lot, and in the end you’ve got to ask yourself, “what is life?” If life means spending time with family and friends, giving of your time and helping people out, enjoying sports/hobbies, taking walks on the beach etc…do you need to be rich for that?
If you want to be rich, why? What’s after that? Is it going to support your endeavour to enjoy life (i.e. life is NOW, not just 20+ years away), or is it going to get in the way? Do you want to be rich to be happy? Can you not enjoy life while making the most of what you have (e.g. simplify your life)?
This is why I’m working towards becoming self-sufficient(ish) - I love nature (kind of in touch with my hippy side!), I love being independent (in the process of renovating my house to be very low energy…little electric/heating etc).
To me, your job should support life, not the other way around. It doesn’t matter if you’re a janitor, or a millionaire, the way you perceive things makes all the difference.[/quote]
I like the way you think buddy.
I suppose I am aiming to became self-sufficient aswell. I want to be debt free, have a vege patch and chickens in the back yard and enjoy the simple things of life. I am about to move away from my home town to a small country town about 5 hours drive away in the attempt the simplify things and have more time for myself.
Rambodian- I like to foam roll and mobilise before working out, and that can often take me 45 minutes! So that also makes working out in the morning difficult, especially if I want to be done by 7ish.