You thoroughly described the American view of a successful life.
Being a workaholic, making big bucks so you can buy things. Having new shiny things is very important. Not!
Having shelter, food, and health is most important for quality of life.
Ask your friends or co-workers if they are happy and can they define quality of life? You will get some surprising answers.
Congrats on finding your life before it became too late.
You sacrifice your life for companies that don’t give a rat’s ass about you. Only what you can do for the bottom line.
When you are no longer useful or if they can replace you with an intern who will work cheaper, you are out the door!
It’s not personal, just a business decision.
So you make the money, but what good is it if you lose your health?
We all have the same 24 hours in our days, but what counts is how we spend it.
Life is very short and when we leave this world we take nothing with us.
You cannot put a price on what your time is worth.
If you could, no company could afford to hire anyone, because your time is your life. And who wants to sacrifice years of their life for work in a thankless position?
You can’t get back the years and when you are dead and buried the world spins on without you.
Many Americans are trapped on a mouse wheel and they don’t see a way out, because they bought into the idea of what life is supposed to be.
Having the big bucks is nice, but not worth the price.
I’ve been there, done that and didn’t get the tee shirt!