How Much Would You Sacrifice?
Most people on this website (and in life) die average. I understand most Wall Street professionals make more money than the average American, but very few, if any, people on this website are going to end up with a +$100,000,000 net worth. You've all lived stable, "cookie cutter" lives (e.g. going to good colleges, studying technical questions, etc), but never "hit it big."
Most ultra-successful people (multi-hundred millionaires and billionaires) all sacrificed a LOT. Some made this sacrifice at the beginning of their lives, and others are paying the price now. For example, the Sharks on Shark Tank threw away their twenties and thirties to start businesses that became worth billions of dollars. Others, like Jeffrey Epstein, Bernie Madoff, and Tom Petters committed fraudulent acts in their careers to "live the high life" for decades, but were all condemned to die in federal prison. So long to their "Golden Years."
What are your opinions on this? Do you find exorbitant wealth to be worth the sacrifice? Would you rather sacrifice your youth or your older years?