I was joking around with my pre-teen ballroom class today, saying that I didn't go to school. I was too smart, and they simply gave me a PhD when I was preschool age.
My assistant (who is also my niece) said, "If you had a PhD, you would have a much better job than this."
To which I replied, "If I had a PhD, I would still be right here teaching dance."
She seemed surprised.
I think too many people believe that a good job = a huge salary. The higher the salary, the better the job.
No wonder why so many people are miserable.
I'd rather live in poverty, doing what I love, than have a fortune and a dread of waking up and going to work.
Would it be nice to have both a job that I love as well as a fortune? Sure, I suppose; I mean, I know exactly what I would do with a fortune... and in wouldn't be applied toward things.
In order for me to feel fulfilled in life, I don't need things. Don't get me wrong, though, there are things that I would like and I'll save up for, such as a killer home theatre, but as long as my family and I are cared for and have the essentials, I will be extremely happy in this life.