Was reading an article about Banker's in New York who couldn't survive off $1 million per year because (mortgage for two homes, full time maid and nanny, 2-4 cars+parking, private school for the kids @ 40k/year each, etc,etc,etc) if interested
I have seen this in my daily life where people just don't know how to be content with something thinking they always need or deserve more.
Like if you make over 250k per year in BTR why can't you just live in Kenilworth or Oak Hills....why do you HAVE TO be by the Lakes or CCLA or some other place 3-4 times more expensive than just decently acceptable?
Why must you spend, and spend? Is it some need to be showy or something? You want people to be jealous or directly envious you when they see what you have?
If you are blessed with a higher income, why do you just give it away for dozens of superficial upgrades? $50 business shirt...oh no....$250 business shirt. $50 watch, oh no, $5000 watch....200k house....oh no...750k house......30k car, oh no, 80k car
I saw this: The Top Regrets of people on their Death Bed
1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
“This was the most common regret of all. When people realise that their life is almost over and look back clearly on it, it is easy to see how many dreams have gone unfulfilled. Most people had not honoured even a half of their dreams and had to die knowing that it was due to choices they had made, or not made. Health brings a freedom very few realise, until they no longer have it.”
2. I wish I hadn’t worked so hard.
“This came from every male patient that I nursed. They missed their children’s youth and their partner’s companionship. Women also spoke of this regret, but as most were from an older generation, many of the female patients had not been breadwinners. All of the men I nursed deeply regretted spending so much of their lives on the treadmill of a work existence.”
are you buying things because people expect it of you based on how much you make?