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    I don't want to die - I'll figure out my other goals later.
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    Make money. There's other stuff, but that's the main thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by electric
    Make money. There's other stuff, but that's the main thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by electric
    Make money. There's other stuff, but that's the main thing.
    Money doesn't make one happy. People do.

    It's way more important to make friends with people than to make money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jas05
    Quote Originally Posted by electric
    Make money. There's other stuff, but that's the main thing.
    Money doesn't make one happy. People do.
    Yeah, but sometimes people piss you off...
    How often does having money piss people off?

    SubT had my goal also, I don't think I wanna die, I'd probably get bored if I were dead, I figure there's much more to do here while I'm alive. :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by jas05
    Quote Originally Posted by electric
    Make money. There's other stuff, but that's the main thing.
    Money doesn't make one happy. People do.

    It's way more important to make friends with people than to make money.
    I'd generally agree, you have to find a balance though. Money gives you the possibility of widening your horizons, and thus make more friends, and also to make things happen with them. But per se, seems like pointless, since in any case you are going to die sooner or later, and money won't soothe that.

    This is going to sound judgemental but people that are too invested in making money imho have been burned out in relationship matters and thus prefer to go the sure way.

    My goal is to widen my horizons and explore the world with a S.O. with me in my quest.

    Yeah, but sometimes people piss you off...
    How often does having money piss people off
    When I've got money, and nobody to share it with, I just get depressed.
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    i'm sorry. i really cannot "get" the anti-money mentality. i also don't get "you're going to die and money won't make that any better!!!" argument. i'll have my casket gilded or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by implied
    i'm sorry. i really cannot "get" the anti-money mentality. i also don't get "you're going to die and money won't make that any better!!!" argument. i'll have my casket gilded or something.
    It's not anti money, it just treats money as what it is - a means to get goods, but not a good per se. A kiss on the cheek makes me 1000 times happier than a gilded casket. Is this my fault? Dunno, but everybody has his/her own preferences.
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    Quote Originally Posted by implied
    i'm sorry. i really cannot "get" the anti-money mentality. i also don't get "you're going to die and money won't make that any better!!!" argument. i'll have my casket gilded or something.
    IF i die with a lot of money I'm sure it would be given to my family and I'd have no problem with that, that would keep me just as happy as me having money... so I agree, money = me being happy. If I don't have anyone to share it with then I have no problem spending money on myself or anything like that. Luckily, I have both so that keeps me fairly happy anyway making this a moot point for me. As I said before, I'm just happy staying alive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cracka
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    i'm sorry. i really cannot "get" the anti-money mentality. i also don't get "you're going to die and money won't make that any better!!!" argument. i'll have my casket gilded or something.
    IF i die with a lot of money I'm sure it would be given to my family and I'd have no problem with that, that would keep me just as happy as me having money... so I agree, money = me being happy. If I don't have anyone to share it with then I have no problem spending money on myself or anything like that. Luckily, I have both so that keeps me fairly happy anyway making this a moot point for me. As I said before, I'm just happy staying alive.
    I have no problem spending money on myself either, but after a certain point, I feel like something's missing. I think this is an entirely personal issue anyway.
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    I don't think I have a life goal as such (meaning a single clear goal). I think life is more or less an adventure or a road you travel and explore whatever comes your way. To get a certain level of material success is generally beneficial during the road (perhaps even a lot) but I have a hard time seeing money as a life goal as such. It doesn't make any sense really. I can understand a Donald Trump kind of materialistic goals where you try to build something or create something materialistic (like a new and better New York City) and of course have fun and make a lot of money in the process. But in that kind cases there is some purpose to it all other than just making money. Perhaps this is because I don't generally spend much money except when I buy something big like a car. I don't like to spend money on every day materialistic little things. I do enjoy occasionally spending money while partying or eating in a good restaurant but I'm not someone to surf around shops every day buying this and that. I get depressed if I spend money for nothing. Even when I spend money for nothing on someone else (hah).

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    my goal in life is to always to continue to grow, psychologically, spiritually, intellectually.

    money doesn't matter. it's only a connector...a means to an end. that said, i'd rather not be eating cat food and living out of a box when i'm old.

    it's the people in your life and your relationships with them that matter the most.

    it took me almost this long to figure that out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by diamond8
    my goal in life is to always to continue to grow, psychologically, spiritually, intellectually.
    Very good way to put it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by anamericancer
    Quote Originally Posted by diamond8
    my goal in life is to always to continue to grow, psychologically, spiritually, intellectually.
    ...and financially.

    I think money means freedom. Freedom to travel and experiment: which can help you grow psychologically, spiritually, and intellectually.
    i see your point....after i did a lot of adventuring, all that need for excitement fell by the wayside. by the time i was 40, the whole thing turned upside down and changed. but i would have said that the same thing you are saying a number of years ago. for sure.

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    To live, and while I am at it, build something big!
    "Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."
    --Theodore Roosevelt

    "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
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    "Man who stand on hill with mouth open will wait long time for roast duck to drop in."
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    Quote Originally Posted by jas05
    Quote Originally Posted by electric
    Make money. There's other stuff, but that's the main thing.
    Money doesn't make one happy. People do.

    It's way more important to make friends with people than to make money.
    Fucking hippie.

    Yeah, friends are good. But friends and money is better.
    Spiritual development is good. But spiritual development and money is better.
    etc.

    But I'm not trying to convince anyone else, that's just my POV.

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