Growing up I always asked my parents to buy me all different kinds of materialistic things. One day I wanted a new bike, the next day I needed to have the same pair of shoes as all my friends.

In life, you try to fit in. The way to fit in, according to society, is to go to school, get good grades, get a job, go to another school, get a higher paying job, study some more, get an ever higher paying job and so on...

Is life really about buying cool things with your job that pays you a lot of money? I'm not saying there's anything wrong with that as long as you are happy.

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Have you ever stopped to think about what really makes you happy? I have. All my answers had to do with the people I have in my life, my overall health and the hobbies I love doing. None of which have anything to do with being a billionaire.

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They say money doesn't buy you happiness. As cliché as that sounds, it's kind of extremely true. Sure, you can buy yourself something that makes you happy for a moment but it doesn't give you long term happiness.

I know this can be a sensitive subject but I just hope that this can act as a little reminder of what is actually important.

These inspired me to write about this with my own words:
https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/blog/mindful-musings/201511/shifting-focus-what-really-matters-in-life
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/top-5-regrets-of-the-dyin_b_1220965?guccounter=1