I was recently watching Chappaquiddick and there was a line that stuck out to me "You can choose to live a serious or non-serious life but if you choose to live a non-serious life I won't have much time for you." Joe Kennedy to Ted Kennedy as a youth.
That being said, what are some of things you gain/lose living a serious life over a non-serious life, and vice verse?
Once I took my trading job I think my life took a turn to the serious side, granted I still have some mindless fun with buddies now and then, and play hockey rarely, but I have found myself becoming more and more serious about work thus always keeping an eye on positions, always looking at the markets etc.... I've been career driven forever but now that I am actually here it feels like things and I myself may actually be changing faster than I realized. I'm making more money than I imagined I'd be with the background I come from and things are going well, but I do think things are taking a turn to the serious side and my downtime is no longer downtime as I'm always on. So I'm curious what we gain/lose from living this type of life versus another.
What are your thoughts? I'm sure many of you have been here.