Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Money vs. Fulfillment
Nowadays I am spending many hours, reading books and soul-searching.
One of the books I read was Your Money or Your Life by Joe Dominguez.
The book shows interesting relationship between money and fulfillment (I'll call it Happiness).
It says that most people are not happy, regardless of how much money they make.
On a scale of 1(unhappy) - 5(ecstatic), most people marked 2.5 to 2.8, not even 3!
I couldn't rank my current life to be 3 (content) either, even though I am happy most of the times. I couldn't say I felt content. I still have lots of things to do to prepare for the future.
The author also made me think about how many hours I have left in my life.
If I live 40 more years, I have 350,400 hours to go.
If I sleep 1/3 of the hours, I have 233,600 hours to go.
If I eat three times a day, wash twice a day, drive to somewhere an hour or two... I may have less than 120,000 hours to go.
So what am I supposed to do now... to be happier?
Before squandering any more hour (and dollar), I need to ask myself whether it enhances my happiness...
This way, I may be able to spend the rest of my hours and money more wisely...