Even though I am only 25 years old, I have seen and experienced more than what many could even begin to imagine. Granted I’ve had a lot of life experiences, I have always had an understanding for other peoples struggles and life challenges. I have also had the opportunity to be exposed to people from all walks of life and even though I know I have lived a privileged life, I am proud to say I am not sheltered or stuck in a social status bubble, which for some seems inescapable.
My experiences have taught me many great lessons but one that I would like to share with you is that; nobody lives a life without challenges. One of the greatest misconceptions of a ‘capitalistic society’ is that money brings about happiness. And as cliché as it may sound I am here to tell you: Money does not bring happiness in any way, shape or form. What money does bring is a momentary sense of relief, followed by an urge to try to obtain even more wealth, in order to fill a void that honestly money will never be able to fill.
Many of us get stuck in a vicious cycle of understanding our ‘self-worth’ in society by the material things we have and the amount of money we earn but some of the most honest and real people I have ever encountered are those who earn little but know how to live life. When I say; “they know how to live life”, I mean that they have a passion in life, which they are tirelessly pursuing. And what is life without passion anyways? Imagine this, you have everything you ever wanted; the car of your dreams, the house of your dreams, all the designer brand clothing you ever wanted and yet when the sun goes down and you think about your day, you are still not happy. Try to imagine that feeling for a brief moment, with being unsatisfied with life even though you have everything you ever thought wanted. What next?
Well, most of the “elite” turn to drugs or cheating on their partners or really any other form of excitement that will get them away from the feeling of emptiness. I have seen this first hand and it’s something that has really turned me away from trying to pursue money. Imagine if money were no object and it had no meaning in our society, what would you be doing? What really gets you excited?
Think about that as I leave you with this video…