"How dreadful!" cried Lord Henry. "I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect." ~ Oscar Wilde - The picture of Dorian Gray
anybody can be free it just depends on the amount of responsibility you take on...homeless dude on the street with no job..no car..no family...no one who expects anything of him might feel just as free as someone with enough money in their pocket to not have to worry about that stuff...but yeah if freedom is your goal and you know how to go about it 5 million would make it pretty comfortable.
There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first.
anybody can be free it just depends on the amount of responsibility you take on...homeless dude on the street with no job..no car..no family...no one who expects anything of him might feel just as free
"I have no money, no resources, no hopes. I am the happiest man alive."~
"Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul." - Edward Abbey
What I have discovered is that the more you make, the more your standard of living goes up. That is, you become accustomed to a better life and increased level of consumption. There is a point though where you feel you don't need any more and diminishing marginal utility kicks in. I think that level of vastly different for different individuals. So, 5M might be peanuts to one person and a fortune to another.
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Well, having a lot of money can open up all kinds of posibilities for you. But most people don't take advantage of their full range of possibilities anyway. I find what ends up tying a person down are expectations and responsibility, not the lack of money.
Yes, money gives you freedom. It may give you more responsibilities but it gives you more opportunities which = freedom. One example is freedom of movement. Money makes it much easier to travel, travel in comfort, and travel on your own time as opposed to searching for sales and discounts.
“If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you.” ― Oscar Wilde