I Don’t Understand “Wealth”
Or, for lack of a better term, money-hoarding. My parents are always stressing the need to get a high-paying job, and I just can’t relate. I don’t care about money. All these CEOs making 15 million dollars a year… what do you do with that? What’s the point? I only want enough money to live comfortably. And, I suppose, living comfortably to me may be completely different from other people. Really, I just don’t want to have a lot of stuff. I don’t want to hoard cars and electronics, or boast the size of my backyard swimming pool. I don’t need to travel the world, or retire early and live in luxury until I die. I just want to be able to buy food, have a home, and support myself and whoever is part of my life without money worries. I feel like having too little or too much money can only lead to problems, and I would rather be comfortable somewhere in between. And for that, I don’t need to be at top of a company or working for the largest corporations. I just want a simple life where I can be happy. Why is that so hard to understand?