Most of us like money because it’s an easy way to keep score. If we make over $400,000 a year and have a net worth of over $8,000,000 by age 60, we’re in the top one percent for income and net worth. Hooray!
But money is a pretty meaningless measure after you’ve got all your needs taken care of. Further, a rich person is no more special than someone who has less.
After a certain point, the more money you have, the more I question your goodness. In San Francisco, there are people worth hundreds of millions and even billions of dollars, yet they continue to hoard more money than they could ever spend in their lifetime while over 100,000 people are homeless.
But this post isn’t about how we should tell other people how to spend their money. This post is about trying to be the best in at least one thing to have a better life.