The Nothingness of Money

From More to That’s recent piece:

For example, if a friend told you that he wanted I outperformed the S&P 500” on his tombstone, your immediate reaction would be to laugh. There is no way you’d take it as anything other than a joke.

The key is to take that exact feeling and remind yourself of it whenever money hijacks your attention. That when you’re fixated on its pursuit, you can break the spell by understanding how laughable it is to be remembered for it. That in the end, it will have very little to say about the person you are.

Last year, I was chasing the most financially lucrative opportunity. I’m fortunate to be in a position where I’m financially secure. But what will I do with the time and resources that provides me. Will I use it to make even more money? Na, that’s not what’s most important for me. I decided to chase what makes me feel the most alive instead.

April 2, 2024

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