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Posted on Fri, Aug 26, 2005 22:47

I am wondering if millionares are happy because they don't have financial worries and can get what they want any time. Is acquiring and maintaining a fortune living life to its fullest?



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Posted on Tue, Jan 31, 2006 10:51

You are absolutely right. The "tipping point" in Net Worth of 50 Million. Under 50MM you are talking about multiple residences, fast cars and bling.

Beyond 50MM you are talking about collecting art, buying sports teams and other silly things where the "value" has little or no connection with the cost of the actual "production" of the item in question.

With NetJets and other services though, the private jet flying has become much more ...ahhem - "affordable". You can pretty much afford that if you are in double digits or so net-worth-wise. If you take 3-4 pleasure trips a year that can come up to more than 250,00 or so.



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Posted on Sun, Jan 29, 2006 17:15

well I think that depends on how many millions, and what you are looking for.
You need at least 7-10 million to live comfortable and be able to do most of the things in life. But that's still not going to get you jet setting around the world.



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Posted on Sat, Jan 28, 2006 20:46

A few things I've been know to say:

"Money allows me the luxury of introspection"

"I tried no money and money and I like money better."

And a thing I didn't say but Aristotle Onassis did (and he knew something about money and something about women):

"If women didn't exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning."



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Posted on Wed, Jan 25, 2006 00:43

I am happy. It is a state of mind.



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Posted on Sun, Jan 15, 2006 15:41

let me tell you that i was married to a billionaire (not a millionaire) and i can tell you she was soooo un happy you can only buy so much stuff then you start buying people and i was not 4 sale and i hope u all are not aether have a great day

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Posted on Sun, Jan 15, 2006 06:10

Before I begin, I like what u have to say....
I personally don't have financial wealth but consider myself wealthy in other aspects. I have seen it time and time again...money does not buy happiness!!!! Money is a means but not the end point.
Personally, I think that happiness can be attained when a person can just learn to accept the moment and enjoy what he/she has at that moment in time.
I have found that situations in life don't make me happy or unhappy but my choice of perception.



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Posted on Sun, Jan 15, 2006 05:15

hersheyq write:
hi im not wealthy myself but i have something to say about this issue...my dad is a millionaire from new york and runnning his own brokerage company and my grandad who is more millionaire than my dad dies last year...so in short after his death...all the bothers turned up and hired their own lawyer to part take with the millions that my grandad have left..now i am beggining to think that sometimes being wealty is not really good...it destroys your family...and sometimes you would rather spend it in buying unnescessary things in life and if you are womaniser then you will be force to have a night out and throw loads of money in clubs were the showgirls are and the worst thing there is to hire a working girls..so i can tell that being rich sometimes are having diffulculties in looking for happiness...you are only friends to many people coz they know you have the money but once your down to your last peny ... expect it? there will be no one around with you.
and only few will stay with you...


Your smart, you have been there and seen it, I shared my views on another forum about Millionaires..it has caused some family destruction that is for sure; especially when they start fighting for the bit and pieces. If your Grandfather would have made a will it would have provided peace.

As for friends it all depends if your friend were real Christians or real friends as they will not run away but offer consolation and support.

The greatest things in life is God and His Word, a good wife, the real friends you have and money comes in a 4 th. This is my opinion...I know others will differ.

BQ



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Posted on Sat, Jan 14, 2006 09:08

WOW I like the way you think. I live everyday to the fullest.



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Posted on Tue, Jan 10, 2006 11:42

olaronke write:
LIFE IS FULL OF IRONY AND SURPRISES.SOME CRY FOR PEACE,HONOUR,WHERE BY SOME CRY FOR SHOES TO PUT ON SOME ARE CRYING FOR MISSING FOOT.BUT CONTRARY TO BELIEVE THAT MONEY ANSWERET ALL THINGS,THE SCRIPTURE SAYS ITS THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL,WHICH I CAN SIMPLY DEFINE AS THE ONLY LINK TO SORROW,DISCONTENTMENT AND ENVY.ACCORDING TO ONE AUTHOR WHICH SAYS THE RICHES ALSO CRY,PROOFS TO ALL THAT THE ONLY SOURCE OF HAPPINESS IS TRUE SALVATION FROM CHRIST,THE SAVIOUR OF THE WORLD.THERE IS NO PEACE IN THE WORLD EXCEPT FROM GOD,THE ALMIGHTY.


Money is not the root of all evil. Selfishness is.

Money does not cause people to hate. Money doesn't make people kill. Racism, terrorism, religious fundamentalism, cutting in line at the bank, running a red light, gossiping about your in-laws, tripping the geeky kids in school, smacking your wife, beating the dog .... all these evils are symptoms of intolerance and selfishness.

Money is just paper.



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Posted on Sun, Jan 08, 2006 19:54

hi im not wealthy myself but i have something to say about this issue...my dad is a millionaire from new york and runnning his own brokerage company and my grandad who is more millionaire than my dad dies last year...so in short after his death...all the bothers turned up and hired their own lawyer to part take with the millions that my grandad have left..now i am beggining to think that sometimes being wealty is not really good...it destroys your family...and sometimes you would rather spend it in buying unnescessary things in life and if you are womaniser then you will be force to have a night out and throw loads of money in clubs were the showgirls are and the worst thing there is to hire a working girls..so i can tell that being rich sometimes are having diffulculties in looking for happiness...you are only friends to many people coz they know you have the money but once your down to your last peny ... expect it? there will be no one around with you.
and only few will stay with you...



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Posted on Sun, Jan 01, 2006 07:08

The person who said

"Money does not buy happiness"

Never had it to spend

And another favorite I read once

"If you don't fly first class, you kids will"

Having security only makes life easier to enjoy. The way one enjoys it is up to the individual. Every equation has a common denominator. If money makes the formula work, then appreciate it and don't begrudge anyone who uses it to their advantage. Smile and be happy



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Posted on Wed, Dec 21, 2005 23:15


AsianButterfly write:
I am wondering if millionares are happy because they don't have financial worries and can get what they want any time. Is acquiring and maintaining a fortune living life to its fullest?

[I think because we live in a world where TV dictates the lives of the rich and famous, we assume financially there's never a problem and they're jetsetting here and there. But in reading the postings here, millionaires put their pants on one leg at a time just like everyone else. Which also means, they are as happy, miserable as anyone else. Sure it gives you access to bigger and better things, but it's a challenge as life is. I'd like to meet a man that is financially fit, and compliments me and my life...doesn't have to be a millionaire. But just not having the luck. Hey, I'm open and flexible.]



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Posted on Wed, Dec 21, 2005 23:08


AsianButterfly write:
I am wondering if millionares are happy because they don't have financial worries and can get what they want any time. Is acquiring and maintaining a fortune living life to its fullest?

[I think because we live in a world where TV dictates the lives of the rich and famous, we assume financially there's never a problem and they're jetsetting here and there. But in reading the postings here, millionaires put their pants on one leg at a time just like everyone else. Which also means, they are as happy, miserable as anyone else. Sure it gives you access to bigger and better things, but it's a challenge as life is. I'd like to meet a man that is financially fit, and compliments me and my life...doesn't have to be a millionaire. But just not having the luck. Hey, I'm open and flexible.]



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Posted on Wed, Dec 21, 2005 20:10

well millionaire or not we still end up with the sam problems: social or financial.
bunch of my friends are millionaires abd i hang out with them they are all my age ,and we chill together .
so its not about quantity its about quality.
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Posted on Fri, Dec 16, 2005 09:55

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sharp1 write:
Would you give it all up Steve, to find the one person you could love, and who would reciprocate your love back to you?


I don't have much but I would give it up. I would like to know the pure joy of loving and being loved in return. There isn't much more anyone could ask for.

Happiness is fleeting, it comes and goes. Joy, that is what I seek.

So true. Happiness is what we all seek.



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Posted on Fri, Dec 16, 2005 09:44

bedford40 write:
I think, therefore I AM
I smile and laugh alot, therefore I AM HAPPY

Money has not made me miserable. Money enables me to travel, to see things and to meet people I would otherwise not have the chance to. It has been an enabler to removing stress from my life. It has ensured that my family has financial security.
I know how lucky I am to have the life that I do, and I enjoy it... My smile is genuine!!

My thoughts exactly.

  


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Posted on Thu, Dec 15, 2005 10:49

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When matters of survival are no longer an issue, the concerns of self-actualization and the state of the soul remain.

Look up "Maslov's heirarchy"

cheers!

Thanks for the "heads-up", I've not come across it before. According to Maslow's definition I am undoubtedly a "self-actualizing person". I don't think I'll ever become "self-transcendent" because I don't see myself as a spiritual person (though I do have spirit!), but one never knows, I may yet see the light... at least I leave myself open to seeing.

I shall read more, some of the associated research looks very interesting. Thanks.



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Posted on Thu, Dec 15, 2005 10:32

sharp1 write:
Would you give it all up Steve, to find the one person you could love, and who would reciprocate your love back to you?


I don't have much but I would give it up. I would like to know the pure joy of loving and being loved in return. There isn't much more anyone could ask for.

Happiness is fleeting, it comes and goes. Joy, that is what I seek.



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Posted on Thu, Dec 15, 2005 10:14

When matters of survival are no longer an issue, the concerns of self-actualization and the state of the soul remain.

Look up "Maslov's heirarchy"

cheers!



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