It is more important to make a life than a living.
That’s why when a survey of people in hospice nearing death were asked what they regretted most, the one thing that wasn’t on their list was more time working.
They regretted not spending more time with friends and family.
In retrospect they wished they did the things they always dreamed of doing.
Is there a person you can contact — a friend, family member or associate – who needs to hear the words “It is more important to make a life than a living”?
I remind my children and myself.
This does not mean, don’t work, don’t succeed, don’t make money.
Just that there is more to life than making money.
Studies repeatedly show that after covering expenses and needs, most people do not get incrementally happier as their income goes up.
Believe it or not, the average income for a couple in the U.S. is about $70,000 a year. When the survey tracked happiness and income, happiness did not go up appreciably with higher income. In fact, it went down.
So work hard.
But most importantly make a life.
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