Originally Posted by FreelanceWanderer
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?
It makes sense to me and this is the reason why there are many people in this country making six figure incomes and they are in debt. They fall into this trap. They earn more but they end up spending more.
I have a followup question along these lines. If we all agree that too much scarcity is a bad thing, wouldn't too much abundance also be bad?