I woke up today stinking of smoke. Sitting around the fire after a birthday BBQ, drunken conversations ’til 3am and a dozen topics of conversation.
One was the classic ‘What would you do if…’ question and what we would all do if we were millionaires.
‘I wouldn’t want to be too rich. Give me £1,000,000 and I will be happy’. I hear this a lot.
Tai Lopez calls money ‘freedom units’. I think that’s a great term, money doesn’t bring happiness but it certainly brings a great deal more freedom and opportunity.
How long would £1,000,000 last? Personally, I would not be happy with that sum if I was to be offered more. Not that I’m greedy, I would just love all the possibilities and freedom.
Would I want enough to simply get by? Screw that. The world needs more people putting money into great opportunity and progression. Look at Elon Musk, is he worried about buying everything and becoming depressed? Forgetting his roots and the value of money for the 99%? No, he is too busy aiming to get humans populating another planet in our lifetime. I don’t have the intelligence to achieve something like that but with the right money, I would make sure I would speak to the people that could.
For me, given the opportunity for huge wealth only to refuse it, is a wasted opportunity. A lack of imagination. A missed opportunity to get my ideas out there and be the change I want to see in the world. It wouldn’t be a breath of fresh air to make the humble decision to stay grounded, the ground is full of idiots. Let’s get away from it as soon as we are capable, too many people want to keep us here and in the past. There are a few people out there offering a much needed change and I certainly want to join them.
Of course, I can only talk from my experience of not being a millionaire, it’s easy for me to say these things. Who knows, one day there may be an opportunity to stand by my word, life’s better with a little optimism.