You might hear a lot of people say that money cannot buy happiness. Many also argue against it and claim that money can, in fact, buy happiness and those who say otherwise have a lot of money to begin with. However, the relationship between money and happiness is complex. While financial stability promises a comfortable and stress-free life, being excessively rich cannot guarantee happiness.
Abid Hassan, who is the founder and CEO of Sensibull took to social media to share an interesting story. He said that he met a guy at the gym who sold his IT security company last year and made a sizeable fortune. He bought luxury cars, travelled and even picked up new hobbies. But he couldn’t find fulfilment.
In the end, he started a new company to give his life some purpose.
“Bro I tried everything. Picked up new hobbies, passions, bought cars, even did 6 month travel of South America. I went mental, so I cut the trip, came back, realized I can’t live without building something and here I am,” the guy told Abid Hassan.
“This I guess is the other side of the Financial Independence debate,” Abid wrote.
Have a look at his post here:
There a dude in my gym who sold his IT security company last year, and made a very sizeable fortune. Saw him do a new startup last month, and asked him why. He said:
"Bro I tried everything. Picked up new hobbies, passions, bought cars, even did 6 month travel of South America.…
— Abid Hassan 🇮🇳 (@abidsensibull) November 15, 2023
Responding to the post, several people agreed to what was being said. Many expressed that without any purpose or drive, life becomes meaningless. People must wake up every day with the enthusiasm and motive to do something fruitful. Here’s a look at some of the reactions:
Precisely. In the end life is about finding meaning. The pursuit of money is meaningful for fulfilment. Then when you have money you realize frik it was the pursuit not the money that excited you.
— Deepak Shenoy (@deepakshenoy) November 15, 2023
Without something meaningful, life’s dull.
Financial independence is a must. Retirement is not.
— Dr Nikhil Jain | SEBI RA (@iamMarketWiz) November 15, 2023
Going through the same journey myself, and i can 100% vouch that this is true. Just couldnt sit on the beach any longer. Back to building.
— Umair Mohammed (@umair_zo) November 15, 2023
I sometimes think about this. Give it all up and live peacefully by a beach where there are no meetings, teams calls or business travel to pack for and unpack from. But then I know myself. I’d go crazy by week 2.
— That Indian Girl (@GirlFromMalmo) November 15, 2023
Financial retirement can only be attained by overachievers, who are dedicated to their work for money making.
Once achieved, they can’t stay away long for travel or fun coz their brain needs food to survive. Idle people won’t achieve independence anyway. Irony!🤷♂️😄
— Mr B (@maddyb65) November 15, 2023
The financial independence is established. It is the need to do something purposeful (as defined in the dude’s mind) that brings him back to work.
— notional_reality (@turning_axis) November 15, 2023
Do you agree with what is being said here? Tell us!