money vs lifestyle

Australia
November 16, 2009 12:58am CST
We all love mullah, and we all desire materialistic objects. But would you rather have a career that earns you vast amounts of money and little job satisfaction and interest, or would you rather have a career that you are interested in and gives you great satisfaction but less income? I think I'd find a career that is in between, one that I'd enjoy and one that will let me live comfortably, but not extravagantly.
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@zhouxi (1756)
• China
16 Nov 09
i think if i could find a work which let me enjoy both of the two.i would be happiest one in the world.i think just like you.my occupation gives me some earnings to live not luxury enough.i'm not tired of the work too.
• Australia
16 Nov 09
yeah thats what i found zhouxi, if i had to do work that is boring and i find not interesting, i would be tired of it after a few hours, because of what i will do in the future(im still at uni) i think i could do it till i retire, thats another 40 years:( even if i could not live extravagantly.
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@tontunan (254)
• Philippines
16 Nov 09
In my own opinion I would prefer to have a career that earns me greatly even having a little job satisfaction and interest. My purpose for my job is to earn money. If I could not find satisfaction from my job, maybe I will try to find it in other way. I will try to find interest in other thing aside from my job.
• Australia
16 Nov 09
Yeah thats what i used to think too, but then I realized that we are at our jobs for 8 out of 24 hours of the day, that is 1/3 or 33% of our lives. Thats a fairly large proportion of our lives, and if it is really boring like accounting or something similar (for me), then I think even though I'd find some thing else interesting outside of work, going to work in the morning will be difficult.
@musicman6 (2390)
• United States
17 Nov 09
This one is easy for me, because I have had both,! I've had jobs that made lots of money, but some of the jobs that I had didn't make as much money, but I enjoyed them so much, that to me they were not even jobs, they were just a pastime that they paid me for! For me money doesn't mean that much to me, when I need money, I have ways of making all that I need, I just enjoy living life, with my kids and grandkids!