I don't want to be rich
March 9, 2018 4:11am CST
Don't get me wrong. I would like to have lots of money. Who wouldn't? But what I mean is that I don't want to have companies and businesses that would keep me occupied 24/7. I like how I can go home after work, watch TV, spend time with my family or sleep whenever I want. Once my body leaves the workplace so does my mind. I don't have to worry about anything that happens there. A rich member who comes to swim here, who owns and manages several businesses, inspired me to write this discussion. He puts his two phones on a towel beside the pool and replies to massages/calls after each lap he swims. Some people seem to be enjoying that lifestyle. Would you?
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I am in that lifestyle and you are right. However, though I work 7 days a week as a company owner, I don't want to be enslave by my businesses. So I take time to go somewhere on a trip and not answering phone calls during those period. I have people to answer for the problems that are in the company and they only call me when it's something they couldn't handle anymore, but it also means they failed at their job.
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If I have to be tethered to one phone, why would I want to be tethered to two? And if I cannot leave my phone at home or in the car while doing something I enjoy, then life is not worth living outside of the phone. No, thank you.
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@elanalove I understand that the younger folks of today live and breathe by your cell phones. But I come from a generation that I had a phone for my convenience. And when someone calls me when I am trying to relax, or vacation, or cook, or (fill-in-the-blank), it has ceased being convenient for me. I am at the age where I recognize that ambition is highly over-rated, especially when it comes at the expense of better face-to-face communication/conversation with people I care about. But I do understand that this technology has changed how the younger part of society now lives their life.
Its not about money, forget about price tag.
To each his own. Every one has different likes and interests. A passion may be in sports, arts, businesses, office work, etcetera. No one is the same. What is important is the degree of happiness or satisfaction that we derive from our daily existence. Money is not the goal, neither the lifestyle. A fisherman could be so happy when he is out in the sea fishing.
If I had a lot of money, I would never spend all of my time worrying about it and striving to make more - I would be sure to have me time to relax and smell the roses. When we die we cannot take our riches with us all will be left behind for someone else to enjoy - and life goes on.