I was just passed this video that is on the New York Times website about a person who is a millionaire and so life should be made for him in the eyes of many. However, he finds himself working just as much as he did before and talks about how since he lives in Silicon Valley that he would need around 10 to 20 million dollars to truly feel rich in the sense of being care free financially. The segment is titled as the working class millionaire which you can see here:
It was a little odd watching this I thought as it felt like they were trying to make this story into a â€œEven a million dollars is not enough nowadaysâ€ type of feel when the person seemed to be contempt based on his choices and the fact that he enjoyed what he did. What I liked a lot about the video was how the person mentioned how he feels that he needs to make more money as a result of his choices such as wanting to live in Silicon Valley and that he didnâ€™t want his kids to grow up with an entitlement mentality which is another reason that he continues to work. I personally think it is great when people take full accountability for where they are at and how they can mold out whatever path they wish.
One thing that stood out for me in the video is how it is important to really think about what it is that you really want as saying you need a lot of money is a little too specific and as demonstrated if you focus too much on that you donâ€™t end up really getting what it is that you wanted. I kind of talked about something along this line with my previous post oneâ€™s definition of success in life.
While I canâ€™t say for certain as I donâ€™t exactly have all of the details, Iâ€™m sure like in this case if you focus more about what you can do to live the lifestyle that you want without requiring you to be working all the time type of approach as oppose to what you need to do to create a lot of financial wealth that the situation can end up being more true to what you originally intended. I guess most people would get cynical over these types of videos, but I personally think it is a good mind opener for one to get their priorities straight to see if what they are doing is truly getting them to where they want to be. At the same time, I think this video even shows that how much money you need is really dependent on your lifestyle choice as oppose to a dollar figure based on someone elseâ€™s lifestyle.