Today I got to thinking about phrase “money doesn’t buy happiness…” and while it can’t buy things like love, I think having money has a more significant impact on our lives than most people talk about.
A lot of us turned to trading to achieve some sort of financial independence. I’ve read so many intro posts where people talk about how badly they want to help their families and it breaks my heart every time. Partly because I know that a lot of those traders are likely to give up and disappear, always looking for the next big thing for the answer. At the end of the day, we all just want to be comfortable in life.
Anyways, I got to thinking about this today when I found out a big project I’ve been working on might turn out to make me a lot of money. Suddenly, I felt a huge weight lift off my shoulders and felt truly at peace. Trading helps me a lot, but with inflation and everything else going on, two car payments, a mortgage, $330 power bill, loan payments, groceries, and everything else, I often worry a lot. Finding out I may not have to worry about these things made my mood better and I felt happier, I actually sat down and watched Netflix in complete peace. Usually, I have productive anxiety so I can’t sit back and relax.
Do you guys feel like having money has a big impact on the quality of our lives? Has anyone here truly started their way from the bottom and worked up to the top? How would you say your life changed? Anyone here have a lot of money but find that life stayed just as stressful? I think it would be interesting to hear different perspectives on this.