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Jan 11, 2021 - 4:47pm

I have friend who's late 20s and just raking it in with easily 7mm-9mm banked on top of a disgusting salary. Dude is miserable. Feels bored out of his mind and sometimes dreams about just dropping it all and running away to the middle of nowhere. But he's also an addict when it comes to his work. The way he follows markets is obsessive, to the point where he's only taken off a combined 3 weeks in the last 5 years while averaging a consistent 80-90hrs a week. So I don't think it's always a question of security vs perceived work invested, some of the really successful folks are that good because they're obsessed with their edge to the point where it's quite frankly detrimental to other parts of their lives.

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Jan 14, 2021 - 11:53am

He was born quite well off already so it was never about money. It's an obsession about being the best at what he does, and he's definitely up there for folks in his position with comparable experience. He's unsatisfied with some general life things outside of work IE relationships, deciding whether or not buy homes in this market, finding hobbies he can enjoy that have nothing to do with work, etc. Money doesn't erase your problems, it just gives you more bandwidth to focus on the non-financial ones (which in his case, he barely has that bandwidth once he's done with work).

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Jan 12, 2021 - 10:58am

What would you do w/ the $5ml if you got that today? Describe exactly how you'd allocate to maximize your ideal life contentment / satisfaction

Also 5ml if you're debt free & work in ER (which you profile says you do) is not that hard to get to...the catch is it'll almost certainly be after you're 40+ so you'll have to grind for a while

 
Jan 12, 2021 - 9:12am

Need some more money

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Jan 13, 2021 - 11:55pm

Im so scared that outside this job I realize that its me who is miserable and dont have anything else. Trying to take care of myself first, have a good life balance and be happy with myself before I make that call

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