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- Think about what you truly want in life. Think about how money fits into what you truly want.
- Ray Dalio points out in his book Principles that money in and of itself isn’t what we want. Money is only valuable because of what it can buy. Dalio realized that he wanted meaningful relationships and work, and he was able to make his money work for him to get what he wanted. And so Dalio now describes himself both as rich and happy.
- Some of the richest, most successful people in the world are unhappy, and it’s because they don’t truly know what they want in life. They had to learn the hard way that money isn’t in and of itself the answer.
I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that it’s not the answer. –Jim Carrey
This topic is adapted from the book Principles by Ray Dalio.