I thought this was a wonderful post, but this post and previous ones from Steve on the abundance mindset make a question arise in my mind:
If, say, one million dollars is not a lot to you, won't you be left wanting more, more, more, just as you do when you have $100? For example, I think $100k is a medium amount of money -- I could make that easily as a freelance writer if I were willing to put in 40 hours a week (right now I come fairly close to that amount but work only part-time), but my goal is always to make more than I do in less time. It seems that with the abundance mindset as Steve describes it, even a million dollars can be a less-than-satisfactory amount. If I get used to having $1000 in my wallet instead of $100, that amount soon becomes commonplace and feels like no big deal -- which means it will take even more for me to feel excited or even satisfied. Does that make sense?
Edited to say that I agree that people shouldn't be outraged at what other people spend. Some professionals in an online group I belong to were complaining that a certain celeb had spant $50k on a wedding gown, which they insisted could feel a starving African family for years. My view: I spent $200 on my wedding gown, and to some people even THAT would seem extravagant. Where do you draw the line? Also, you need to keep in mind that those celebs probably donate more to charity every year than I earn annually.
Last edited by FreelanceWanderer; 07-27-2007 at 06:43 PM.