What if money didn’t matter

Remember when you were a kid and people would ask you: what do you want to be when you grow up? You would say things like: an astronaut, explorer, ninja, globetrotter… Everything was valid, money or frontiers wouldn’t matter.

When student who had just graduated told Alan Watts that they didn’t knew what they wanted to do, he would asked them a simple question: What if money didn’t matter? We live in a society where the only thing that matters is money. Like Dave Ramsey said: “We buy things we don’t need with money we don’t have to impress people we don’t like.” We put money as a reference for happiness and it shouldn’t be like that.

So today I want you to ask yourselves:

“What do I desire” – Alan Watts


Os acordáis de cuando eras pequeño y os preguntaban: Qué queréis ser de mayor? Y querias ser astronauta, explorador, ninja, trotamundos… Cualquier cosa era válida, no había fronteras y el dinero no importaba.

Cuando personas recién graduadas le decían a Alan Watts que no sabían a que dedicarse, este les hacía una sencilla pregunta: Qué harías si el dinero no importara? En esta sociedad en la que vivimos solo importa una cosa: ganar dinero. Como dijo Dave Ramsey: “Compramos cosas que no necesitamos, con dinero que no tenemos para impresionar a gente que nos desagrada”. Ponemos el dinero como referente de felicidad y no lo deberíamos hacer.

Así que hoy os pido que os preguntéis:

“¿Qué es lo que deseáis?” – Alan Watts

1 thought on “What if money didn’t matter

  1. petit4chocolatier

    Excellent post!
    It seems as though we go in stages of what money means to us. I find now that since my children are grown it isn’t the most important thing. Your happiness is. Money doesn’t necessarily come with a lifetime guarantee of happiness. Although being without money can cause turmoil. But in the end of the day, can you really hug money and feel love in return? I desire true bliss 🙂


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