We in the Western World at least we more and more seem driven by money. Now as some of the old proverbs go Money is the root of all evil and while reflecting on the Euro-millions lottery rollover that is happening this week in Europe the jackpot is estimated at £135 million and I started to think how nice it would be to win. Although it would be nice to win would you really enjoy the new life style that you have, you would all of a sudden have new friends that you didn’t have before and for me you would feel a bit empty after the first few months of not really needing to do anything.
With these thoughts and my previous article today about Motivation and Inspiration I started to reflect on why I do things. Do I do things because of money or do I do them because I have other reasons for them. Take for example this blog it did start out as something to make money, however now I have done it for a couple of years I have slowly come to the conclusion I don’t do it for the money anymore I do it because I enjoy it and hope somewhere I help someone.
Although I don’t fix computers for a living I do fix them as favours to people and I sat here thinking that my degree is in computing I could be a computer professional (I should be) however the work I do I don’t charge and I sat there thinking ok I need to make money however I get a great feeling when I help people out that big companies would charge a silly amount of money for that service.
I know that no one will problem admit that they do things only for the money, and realistically you can’t live without it but I must admit that if I have enough money to live I am happy and I get more satisfaction with helping someone out and being part of a team in order to get something done or solved.
What do you think, do you think about making money too much and is it possible to have too much?