What I was saying is weird, I know. I have some very long term, very grandiose goals. All I care is that I am striving for them, and that there is still hope for me (or someone else by building on what I and others did) to reach the goal.
But, I don't really care that much if I reach the goals or not.
In other threads, people have talked about financial freedom, freedom from obligations, etc. I think goals and obligations are very different things.
One of my goals is not to have obligations (or as few as possible).