Your Human-Sized Life
David Winer, Internet pioneer and writer of one of the oldest blogs on the internet, talks about reaching financial independence and how he felt when he accomplished this goal in his piece Your Human Sized Life.
Here’s my favorite part:
One of the biggest mistakes rich people make is to try to live larger than a single human being can. A mathematical impossibility. You can buy a big house, but you can only sleep in one bedroom at a time. You can own twenty fantastic cars, airplanes and yachts, but you can only be in one at a time. You can own an NBA team and a MLB team, and you get to sit in the nicest seat in the house at games, but you still can only sit in one seat. In other words, your humanity doesn’t increase just because your wealth did. You don’t get bigger.