Only the rich say that to steer you wrong.
My kid had a fever the other day after work. I brought up the states influenza weekly report. Since september, there have been only 69 positive tests for the flu. It's almost non-existent this year. I'm sure it's the masks and social distancing. I feel like I might keep the mask also.During next winter’s flu season, I’ll probably wear a mask when I go shopping. Covid vaccination will be widespread and I won’t worry much about it but seasonal flu will probably go around again. I don’t think the clean habits learned will continue. Sick people will go to work as before. Previously, wearing a mask would be considered crazy. In the future, I would only be considered slightly paranoid, which is what I am about germs anyway.
Wearing a mask doesn’t bother me. I plan on using it in the future in crowded places, even after Covid mostly goes away.
You can't view yourself through the eyes of others. You don't know how you would act if you were in that position (having a lot of $$$) Maybe some are unhappy because with all the money also comes the responsibility of managing a huge enterprise, maybe those are the people that inherited and not the ones that originally made it (which are usually used to working hard to get things done). I am sure you are a hard worker and like anyone enjoys success when you have it. I a have also seen from being on both ends of the coin that people in "1st" world countries don't even know how good they have it and constantly complain about how their lives suck. Tell that to the people in the Phillipines who have to go dig food out of the dumpster to eat that day...or to the people in war torn countries that don't even know if they will have water to drink that day, then tell me your life is hard in a safe/stable country and with lots of money and success to boot... I feel that if you are depressed with all that then any little difficulty or issue in your life will take you to the edge and you will end up badly... By the way this was not directed at MNTNMAN62 this was directed at those who don't know how good they have it...I can sometimes understand the feeling that if only I had xxxxxxx dollars I'd be happy. But I spent 30 years working with some of the wealthiest people on the planet. Sure, some of them are, or at least appear to be, pretty happy. But there are plenty of them that are downright miserable unhappy bastards (and bitches). If find that the ones who are self made tend to be the happiest, although there are exceptions. And the most miserable are the ones who inherited their money. So, what is the key to being happy? I think first and foremost you need to feel comfortable with your position in life. It helps to have achieved some measure of success in making money for yourself, whether it's climbing the corporate ladder or owning or running a successful business. You also need to have quality relationships in your life. Family, friends and the like. Because that's your support structure. I don't care whether you have all the money in the world, there will be difficult times that you need help getting through. There are other things that help with happiness but these are just the major ones. Many more than there is room or time for here. And as for this Covid thing, I keep thinking that hopefully by this time next year, we may be actually able to drop the masks. But probably not before then. Anyone who is an anti-mask, anti-social distancing and anti-vaccine is only ensuring that the time it takes for things to truly see some semblance of normalcy will be longer.
My grandfather had more money than he knew what to do with and was still a grumpy ass SoB. All that man did was complain.MONEY...brings happiness...don't let anyone steer you otherwise. Until I win the lottery I'll only have glimpses of happiness.
You either A) have money already and therefore have an "in" or B) you rob them.I have been trying to figure out how to beat the financial system without criminal activity for a looooooooooong time.
There in lies the problem. I'm not in group A and wont participate in B. The "it takes $$$ to make $$$" is truth.You either A) have money already and therefore have an "in" or B) you rob them.
Remember that some 70% of new/small businesses are started with family money, not hard work.
And lightning has less parameters than the lottery. Its randomness is even more random.Well?..they say you have better odds of getting struck by lightning than winning the lottery. Those same odds go for the ones holding the winning tickets every month or so. Are my odds as good as theirs?..magic 8 ball says yes.
I follow a blended approach to money. I buy lottery tickets occasionally but I work hard at a good job as insurance. I try to spend wisely and not rack up debt. I don't invest though which is something I intend to get on in the near future.
invest in real estate if you can afford it. It doesn't have to be a super expensive property, just some fixer upper that you can work on and later rent or AirB&B or sell for more than what you got it. I am seeing that as a possible source of income, I have 3 years left in the military then I will have to retire, while the retirement check will be nice, it won't be enough for me to not need to work so I am now starting my second degree, maybe work 10 more years after the military to get a second retirement and at that point I would be able to not work anymore.. of course it would be nice to win the lottery but I can't count on that so I have to be realistic. I also can't complain about my life if I am not putting the effort to make things better...Can't complain I do have a great life.
Bill Hwang figured it out with Archegos. They worked a derivatives deal with many big banks, and a few got stung.I have been trying to figure out how to beat the financial system without criminal activity for a looooooooooong time.