Not for sale

August 12, 2018

When you don't have money, it's like air—few substitutes, and urgently needed.

But once you're doing OK money-wise, you realize there's so much money can't buy:

  • Friends
  • Health
  • A happy marriage
  • Free time
  • Social status
  • Reputation
  • Respect
  • Freedom of expression
  • Political stability (governments, pensions, justice)
  • Happy relationships with family members

These days, when evaluating an economic opportunity, my question isn't How much will I earn; the question is, What am I giving up?

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