|12-16-2011, 09:31 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2011
I'm gonna be a millionaire.
I'm 14. For the past 6 months I have been working on small web based projects, trying to get small amounts of cash in the hope that one day I'll be able to stumble across a semi-successful business, have a small share and receive income and that I'll never have to work and I won't have to worry about anything, but the whole time I have been bored out of my mind supplementing happiness for browsing the internet or reading and stalking other peoples Facebook profiles imagining what it would be like to be popular and have a girlfriend and be happy and not worry about who I am and what I am meant to be and live life to the full with no regrets. I am so wrong, you might think that last sentence was written by a stupid child trying to explain himself while forgetting basic principles of English such as full-stops but I'm not, that's how it feels in my mind. Everything has begun to pour out, everything is beginning to make sense. If I know what my end goal is, if I understand what I want to accomplish then anything is possible.
I need to let go of all the things I think I need to do, the things I think are necessary. I need to stop procrastinating and make the most of every single second of every hour of the 30,000 days I have left. When I die, I want to know I lived for a reason.
I may not enjoy what I'm doing now but I need to live for the end goal of happiness.
|12-17-2011, 10:18 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2011
Well, it is good that you have a vision but in my opinion if your end goal is happiness, then does that mean you are not happy now?
For me, the end goal should be making people happy because I am now happy and I want others too
That is my 0.02$
|12-17-2011, 10:48 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2010
If you want to become a millionaire in order to be happy, you'll never truly be happy. Your happiness will be very short-lived.
Why not be happy now, and as wanzulfikri mentioned, you can achieve the goal in order to share your happiness with other people.
Remember, the only person in this world who could ever truly make you happy is you.
|12-17-2011, 02:03 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Pennsylvania, US
Money doesn't buy happiness. Wanting to use every minute of your time for good use is a good way to burn out. Relaxation and unscheduled time is important. Enjoy your time now and always.
That being said, building wealth and becoming financially independent can be a worthwhile goal for many people. But it's important to have a good reason for doing it, to enjoy how you build it, and to view yourself as a steward of what you have so that you can make the best of it. Another early step is one you've already done: decide to build wealth. Some people consciously choose to, and others do not. Warren Buffett, for instance, knew he'd be rich when he was your age, and started taking steps to get there.
There are a number of ways to become a millionaire. Getting an education in a major that leads to a good-paying job can be a good start. It can allow you to build sufficient capital to invest or start your own side projects. Starting out as an entrepreneur can be good too, with a potentially higher risk/reward.
|12-18-2011, 12:29 AM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2011
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