What Would You Do If Money Was No Object?

The answer is somewhat startling...

What would you do if money was no object? If the need to pay those bills wasn’t holding you back, how would you live your life?

It was a question posed by English philosopher Alan Watts, and it’s one that’s made us stop and think. Superficially, it seems really easy to answer. Of course, you’d go and do all of those things you’ve always wanted to.

You’d see the world, you’d trek ancient Incan trails, spend a year in Tahiti waiting for Cho-po, you’d hit Niseko in Japan and ride the endless fields of powder.

Whatever your fantasy, it’s easy to come up with the ideas while you’re at your desk, or on the train home. But what Watts was really asking is, why don’t we?

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Are we being held back by a system that dictates that we’re forever doomed to fill a financial void created to to keep us trapped in the same spot, doing the same things?

We don’t want to get too deep into the greater philosophy of the whole situation, but Watts talk makes for interesting thinking. If you’re on the verge of making that big change, maybe this will be the nudge you need. What would you do?

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