The Millionaire thread
was out tonight with my german gf(21) as today i turn 28. over the past few years i believe ive always dreamed/aspired to the thinking i would become a millionaire by 35. as the years pass that deam fades. previously i thought poker would be my salvation until my discovery of mb'ing. i think some of us aspire to big things. i also think we believe t'internet(paraphrase comedian peter kay) can provide that. i know mb'ing wont provide millions. none of us are that naive.
but we all collect the free money and + ev given by the business that is la bookie.
as we get older the realisation money isnt everything hits us. we aspire to be happy more than anything. so with this i wish happiness and health to all at tgt.
ive never posted at forums before discovering this site but i believe those who come here day after day think as i do. if im wrong say.
so the point of this is 1. to wish good luck
2 to ask who thinks they will achieve millionaire status before tapping out
3, is it worth the time or effort
4 arent u happy anyway????
2. I dont want to be a millionaire, really. Right now, I am doing everything I can to try and get myself in a situation where I will be financially secure well before the age of 40. I've no idea if it will work. Right now, my personal wealth is the square root of f*** all. I am trying to change that.
3. Depends. Duncan Bannatyne loves doing it even though he no longer needs the money, so I guess it is worth his time or effort as he seems to be a very balanced, grounded and content person.
4. Pretty much, yes. But I need a change in my financial situation in order to improve certain things in my life.
I am of the belief that a person is really only ever as rich as they are free. Someone aspiring to make millions in order to feel good about themselves, such as this guy...
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvAtILUSNgM"]YouTube- scott alexander Rich guy video part 1[/ame]
... strike me as always being a very poor person because they are essentially doing it to medicate their massive neurosis.
Personally, I want to have enough money that I won't be forced into a situation where I have to work for other people. When you work for other people, they have power over you and the majority of human beings - if given power - will ultimately abuse it. In addition to this, I have always had serious problems with accepting the rules of an institution - I don't need told when I can eat, how many times I can visit the toilet, what I should wear, who I should be nice to etc... I am an adult and I am capable forming my own personal M.O. and opinions. I have always had serious, serious problems with authority. Not to the point of being a "rebel without a cause" but I do not like being told what to do as I do not give other human beings orders.
"Pay no attention to what the critics say. No statue has ever been erected to a critic."
Funniest thing is when people say they dont want to be a millionaire because it will make you unhappy...
"money is the root of all evil blah blah blah"
If your not happy with a million pounds then you will NEVER be happy!
If money is the only thing that makes people happy then why do so many millionaires top themselves or overdose on drugs? Having lots of money won't necessarily make you unhappy, but it can only make you happy if it is the direct cause of your misery. It all depends on what drives you.
Originally Posted by Human123
I have been unhappy at various times in my life and its almost always been because of relationships (with other people or myself).
Not to say that I wouldn't be happier if I had no financial pressures
To be honest, at the moment, for me lack of sleep is a much bigger cause of unhappiness than lack of money
Yep, having lots of money has surprisingly little to do with whether people are happy (although having no money or having debt does directly correlate with increased unhappiness).
Most studies agree on what makes people happy & some of the causes may be surprising to some. For example: Being so rich you don't need to work does not make people happy. Having a job you find enjoyable & fulfilling emphatically does contribute towards happiness.
It goes without saying that any sensible person would rather be rich than poor but don't expect it to mean you'll be happy, that's far more complex.
millionaire by 35. you're setting your sights too low my friend
Am I the only 1 with much lower goals out here? My objective was to earn £50k a year by the time I'm 50, if inflation averages 2.5% will be less than I earn now lol. I don't think younger goal setting dash put enough thought into it.
Regards to money / happiness
quote the infamous B.I.G "mo money mo problems"
and then follow up woth Joe Buddens "it's mo money mo problems, or it's no money mo problems"
Find a happy medium!
A wise man told me don't argue with fools, cos people from a distance can't tell who is who ~ Jay Z
Gotta agree with more money more problems , the more you earn / make the more your life changes ,the more things you buy , I remember when i had a moped going to work , i used to love it . Now i sit in traffic in a expensive-ish car , but i'm no more happy than i was before .
Having more money helps you get nicer things i suppose , i would like to be a millionaire but don't aspire to be one , im happy if i can make 100k a year between working an matched betting. Thats my target every year .
A) Lucky Boy
Originally Posted by howardmarks7
B) Happy Birthday
1) Thanks, same to you.
Originally Posted by howardmarks7
2) To have that much in the bank would be lovely but for me it will never happen.
3) It depends how much time/effort you put in I suppose and what the alternatives were that you had to trade off.
4) Yep, and that really is the key. "Whats the point of being rich if you cant think what to do with it" (Jarvis Cocker)
Good post, good responses, very interesting thoughts, thanks.
Have a plan and stick to it
THANKS for the replies everyone. You can see from the time of the first post it was both very late and very early. Surprised i still had the energy to be up philosophising at that time.
Needless to say the gf had fallen asleep so after posting i spent the next two hours going thru the wage requirements for cash point by watching camels run across my screen. two hours of that, request withdrawel, money there this afternoon. terrible site but i cant fault that.
camels and camel racing are in the power race section. a tip for those (like myself who couldnt lose even longshots at the site won) to clear the wr is to bet on three of the 6 camels . it gives a list of the last 5 winners and it seems they keep coming up. 1 euro bets so 3 a go. clears the 300 wr quicker than waiting for live games.
tho thats only for people with small bankrolls. mines up to about 200 now and the whole thing was in that crappy site.
thanks anyway and u4 i hear u on the authority thing. but i think its more a desire to be truly independant and self sufficient. to rely on yourself to suceed.