“You know what having money means? It means having the freedom to do what you want, when you want.”
A very successful man mentioned that line and it struck me. Thinking about it over time, I concluded that it does mean you can do anything you want, when you want, but to a certain extent. Unless we’re living in a fantasy world, we have responsibilities, whether it’s a house to maintain, children, or work, so most of us can’t get up and go.
During my young adulthood, I had too much money and little responsible (foolishness ensued), I related to quote and while the life was fun, what were the spoils of it? Now as an entrepreneur, I relate to the opposite since my funds are tied up, but at least I will gain the fruits of my labor that I didn’t experience earlier.
The bigger question remains; is having enough money to do what we want at a moment’s notice what we desire out of life? I’m sure it’s an unbelievable feeling of instant gratification at first, but as time wore on, would not having a challenge become boring? The fact that we may have to work towards an accomplishment or activity makes the desire and achievement feel stronger. Relate it to anything; going on vacation, building a business, or finding a partner; if it was too easy, then maybe it won't be completely fulfilling.