How much is enough?
Imagine you always wanted to start your own business.
You made enough savings to live during your tries.
And you try your luck, starting your business.
You work a lot. You find clients. You start small but it’s growing at a steady pace.
Few years later, you have an established company, few employees, a lot of clients, and you make your first million of dollar.
It keeps on growing, you make more millions.
Now a huge company wants to buy your company, for hundred of millions of dollar.
Where do we stop?
When do we decide that is enough?
What was your aim when you started ?
You wanted to become independent financially? Done
You wanted to help people with the service delivered by your business? Done.
But how many millions of dollars do you need?
Why do you keep on working?
Or why does your company keep on running?
Does it bring something to the world? Does it give you the impression you have an impact on the world?
I always wondered about that. If I was in this situation or even without that. Even now. About everything. How much money do I need to save? What for? How many movies do I watch? What will it bring? How many video games will I buy? What for?
What’s the goal of all this? Power? Freedom? Self esteem? Influence?
What would I do if I was managing hundred of stores across the country?
The annoying thing is that at one point, unless you have a business very helpful for the rest of the population, that it will imply a lot of persons, a lot of resources.
And the number of resources on this planet is finite.
We can’t always all aim super high. All wanting to become future Bill Gates or Steve Jobs.
We won’t be able to all succeed. But is it worth fighting the others to impose your point of view? with your wealth and your big corporation?
I imagine that if one day I’ll become independent financially. I’ll stop working… and I don’t know… maybe I’ll find a way to improve people’s lives…. Or I’ll just buy more companies, and even more, to feel powerful, to feel superior to other humans?!
If you don’t need to work anymore. What do you do of your days? Is that the reason why people keep on working even when they don’t need to?
Humans are weird.