are you in a hurry to earn money?

Philippines
June 15, 2011 10:48am CST
I am annoyed by people who keep asking me what I do for a living and sometimes, when I do give them my answer (as vague as it can be), they give me this somewhat pity face. In most moments, I feel that I want to hurt them or defending my work and my decisions in life, I agree that they make most money than I do but I sometimes want to ask them why they are so intent on making money but not loving their work. They all wanted promotions and big salaries (which is understandable). I understand that some of them are the breadwinners of their families but sometimes I feel that they are going to burn-out themselves by working and not paying attention to themselves. They just want some big money fast and spend it. For me, work is not just a means to earn money. How about you? Want to be a millionaire in a minute or so?
1 response
@megamatt (14331)
• United States
17 Jun 11
I am more of a bigger picture type of person myself, where I see everything over a period of time, as opposed to short term big gains. A steady gain, that might be increasing month after month, a little more each time, as I know more and more, and advance myself slowly, that is really something that I do prefer. A lot of people want the big money now. Well sometimes they do in fact find it, for a rather short time that is. Then the absolute fall is really great, as they cannot cope with it. The failure is also great when it happens. It is a longer fall when you think a bit too big and it is really unfortunate to say the very least. So yeah, long term goals are rather more important in making money. There might be a time where we are making an amount that is more than comfortable. Of course how well we are at saving any big gains we might make is the key point. Many people make, make, make, then they spend, spend, spend, and then they are in trouble. There is no such thing as easy money and if eve you are fortunate enough to stumble upon a fortune, its something that might really not be for that long. Bigger picture, long term, better off that you'll be in the long run, and often times, people get too frustrated with early failure.
• Philippines
18 Jun 11
I agree on all your points. I mean, we all need money, that's a universal truth but perhaps we should aim more for more than money. As you said, work is also a learning process and getting easy money is just luck for me. It does not teach anything and it's a lot of temptation for the guy who won it and his acquaintances. I just hope that people would realize that life is not just an experience to rake all the cash in the world.