Thanks to Admiral Jack for this goal.
I’m not going to crawl inside my shell and disappear. That’s not the point. The point is to live a full, self-actuated life, without all the baggage of societal expectations of success.
I’ve had the “living large” experience to my fill. I’m going to start striving for the opposite, and live my small life well. 5 years ago
Make no mistake, I want to earn big money. I mean, why not? I’m pretty sure that almost everyone wants to have the things they wish for within reach. Financial security is a huge part of achieving that situation. Even when it comes to things that cannot be purchased, having the means to purchase things you desire seems to put the things you want, but cannot be bought, within reach…. unless you crave poverty. If that’s the case, you’re fucked.
That, however, does not implicitly mean that I want to live and to spend lavishly. Wanting that big money doesn’t mean that I’m going to go out and find the highest paying career I can get simply because it’s the highest paying career I can get. I’d much rather spend my entire life as far within my means as possible, even if those means end up not being exorbitant.
Yes, I do want to own a brand new car some day. No, I do not want a BMW, Mercedes, Bentley or some dumbass SUV I have no intention of putting to use. Yes, homeownership is on my to-do list. No, I do not want a 5 bedroom, 3 bath mcmansion with a breakfast bar and a four car garage in a twelfth-tier suburb. Yes, you did notice muscle gain on my Things List. No, I do not want a $75 per month fitness club membership or a $5000 home exercise torture rack lookin’ thing.
See what I’m getting at? Screw the Joneses.
This is the one goal on my list that I’m absolutely going to spend my lifetime working towards. 5 years ago