amyLAchemist wrote:IP. We have jobs.
At least.... this is where I'm happiest.
Aqualibrium wrote:Happiest Field of Law?
Easy; whatever field you work in as a summer associate. SA'ing is the sweetest gig out there. Food, drink, and at some firms women. All with very low expectations with regards to work product.
Borhas wrote:when people say it's wrong to love money they don't say that people don't love money, they say people shouldn't love money because money is a means not an end and certainly not the ultimate end to achieve, and loving a means to an end is short sighted because you don't focus on the end goal.
even loving boats, TV's, houses, garages, islands are short sighted
the following uses of the term "you" is not YOU, but the general you
materialism in general is short sighted for the same reason as money is. Stuff is a means. You don't value money because it's fun to see a big number on the screen or because large stacks of soiled paper are somehow so awesome. You don't even love money for the stuff it gets you. You don't love a TV because big heavy plastic boxes are awesome, or that lights and sounds coming from them are awesome, you love it because it gives you information, stories, music, news, all that resonate with you. You don't value a lock because it's heavy and made of metal, you value it because it hides secrets, keeps out the undesirables. You don't value a flashy clothes because you look at yourself in the mirror, you value them for the status symbol it projects, and the soothing reassurance that you have a purpose in this world and that you yourself have value.
amyLAchemist wrote:I don't think people love money for the sake of money. Money also does other things than buy expensive consumer goods - it buys education, homes, etc. It gives you freedom to take risks in your career/life if you want as well.
Also, the whole conversation ignores another reason people are willing to work themselves to the bone - to advance in their careers. While that is related to income in a lot of cases, some people get true joy out of succeeding.....and success means different things to different people.