Woo, life has been busy! Mindy and I are going to take a break from home construction after the girls get out of school for spring break. We have one week to go!
In the meantime, we’re tying up loose ends. One of the final projects is tiling our entryway. I like to make things difficult on myself, so I:
- bought natural stone which requires the use of a wet saw
- set them in a challenging pattern
- fought the uneven floor almost every step
But with the help of the dinosaurs, the job is almost done.
But, I’m not writing today to tell you about Tilesaurs. I’d like you to ponder the $50,000,000 question…
What Would You Do?
A couple of weekends ago, I was hanging out with my good friend Jake. As often happens when I’m around, the conversation turned to money. At one point, I asked this:
What would you do with $50,000,000?
I thought Jake had a great answer, but before I get to that, let’s discuss the question a little more.
I ask this question frequently and the answer is usually fascinating because it gives a little window into the other human’s soul. Most humans would buy what they think would make them happy. Whether or not that thing actually provides happiness is another question. I’ve experienced this firsthand. I thought an Acura NSX would I thought would make me happy. It’s now gone and I’m happier for it.
Happiness is a tough nut to crack. Family, TV, culture, billboards, neighbors, and magazines will readily tell you about happiness. But, most of it is bullshit.
Fortunately, the answer is simple. This article explains is all and if you don’t want to click over to it, you only really need to read the title:
Hey, that’s not hard! Also, it’s free and easy. Here are some tips:
- Be confident, but don’t be an asshole
- Remember names
- Be engaging
- Give more than you get
Jake’s response to the $50,000,000 question was this:
I’d buy an apartment complex and move all of my family to Colorado.
The older I get, the more I realize that a simple life surrounded by good humans is pretty great. Jake hit the nail on the head.
I’ll tweak Jake’s answer a little bit for my response:
I’d buy a swanky place in the mountains. It would have room to host large groups. Then, I’d invite friends, family, and other interesting humans to come hang out. It would always be free.
The only rule, provided to me by Freddy Smidlap, would be this:
Don’t be boring.
That’s it! BOOM!
Who knows. Mindy and I have unexpectedly reached a place of FatFIRE. This mountain hangout dream may actually come true…
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