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What If Money Was No Object?

Hits: 6798 | Rating: (2.9) | Category: Community & Lifestyle | Added by: Matwix_2004
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Male, 18-29, Europe
 2850 Posts
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 10:08:49 AM
Why do all these inspirational ideas of "what we want to do" involve skydiving and exploring nature and all the other activities shown in the visuals of this video? Even in the narrative; living an outdoor life with horses.

What if some of us ENJOY a pleasant office life, a comfortable home, and a restful environment? This notion that the normal everyday world we live in is one that we're forced into, trapped in, yearning to escape, is utterly wrong for a vast number of people!

There are BILLIONS of people in the world SCREAMING and CRAVING for the kind of "dull" and "ininspired" lives us poor, unimaginative saps are currently living.

Not all of us think living a worthwhile life means climbing mountains and jumping off cliffs!

Male, 18-29, Western US
 229 Posts
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 10:45:47 PM
If money were no object, I wouldn't do anything. Now what?

Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 333 Posts
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 7:31:06 AM
I desire your mom

Male, 30-39, Canada
 5752 Posts
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 6:50:09 AM
This guy is full of sh*t. If everyone listened to him there would be no janitors because no one would clean sh*t up if they didn't need the money.

Male, 50-59, Europe
 6541 Posts
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 3:40:48 AM
You wouldn't agree if your job was to count all that money by hand...without a money counting machine...or a wet sponge for your counting finger.

Otherwise, a brilliant video.

Male, 40-49, Europe
 12821 Posts
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 1:01:27 AM
Wish he was my careers teacher, he speaks the truth although you need the greenbacks to survive nowadays.Thats the other side of the coin

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 448 Posts
Monday, October 08, 2012 8:59:47 PM
if money were no object. i would go back to my old job of shoveling sand and stone in a concrete factory. no one bugged me, great way to stay in shape and it is an honest living. so i guess if money were no object i would really just like to be left alone, lol.

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 448 Posts
Monday, October 08, 2012 8:56:08 PM

you completely missed the point of the entire speech.

Male, 18-29, Canada
 2493 Posts
Monday, October 08, 2012 8:25:43 PM
@miasmat: yeah. It's all very romantic, but it rarely works out that "doing what you love" => food

Female, 18-29, Western US
 299 Posts
Monday, October 08, 2012 8:19:28 PM
this is bull. Live in reality. You need to pay with MONEY for food and rent. You have to earn money somehow. As much as you might like painting or writing or riding horses - you may not be able to earn a buck at it. I suppose there's always suicide rather than working in something that you really don't enjoy just so you can return home to a family or a passtime or whatever that you really do enjoy. Not everyone gets to make a million dollars by doing the very thing they love most. That's just not how it works unfortunately. Maybe you can be content always scraping and struggling to survive as long as you are doing what you love.. Maybe you can't. It's your choice. This guidance counselor should be informing people about what jobs are likely to provide security and future success. They can do all the rest of it as a sideline.

Male, 18-29, Western US
 172 Posts
Monday, October 08, 2012 6:50:41 PM
very touching video, it makes you REALLY think about what you're doing with your life. props to the late Alan Watts!

Male, 40-49, Southern US
 2328 Posts
Monday, October 08, 2012 5:47:27 PM
"Well, the world needs ditch diggers too."

- Judge Elihu Smails

Male, 18-29, Southern US
 2994 Posts
Monday, October 08, 2012 4:43:08 PM
oh MacGuffin, once again failing to see the real picture because you cant stop being a grammar nazi. its sad to see people who are so disturbed by inconsequential things that they cant enjoy whats really going on.

Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 17324 Posts
Monday, October 08, 2012 2:54:08 PM
Nice quote there whodat.

Male, 18-29, Canada
 862 Posts
Monday, October 08, 2012 2:44:34 PM
HalfpinRoo: That doesn't sound too hard, you could move to a peaceful third world country and do that with a couple thounsand dollars.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2855 Posts
Monday, October 08, 2012 2:05:39 PM
What if we breathed farts? What if we ate water and drank food? What if we didn't spend our time talking about pointless subjects?

Female, 30-39, Europe
 2596 Posts
Monday, October 08, 2012 1:54:45 PM
I don't think I need to take life advice from someone that can't even tell the difference between the past subjunctive and the past indicative. This video should be entitled "What if money *were* no object?"

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 3771 Posts
Monday, October 08, 2012 1:14:50 PM

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 13891 Posts
Monday, October 08, 2012 12:51:30 PM
Liquor and whores is what I'd do.

Male, 18-29, Western US
 2576 Posts
Monday, October 08, 2012 12:24:29 PM
Civil engineering is what I would do

Male, 18-29, Western US
 647 Posts
Monday, October 08, 2012 12:20:08 PM
Somebody has to pick up the poo, and I am willing to bet that there is a lot more poo than scatophiles in this world

Male, 18-29, Canada
 2493 Posts
Monday, October 08, 2012 12:06:15 PM
that's all very romantic but it hinges on one thing: if you're doing what you love and become and expert on it, "someone" will pay you to do it.

Funny, it doesn't always work that way. I should know, no one pays me to think about the order and mechanics of the universe, which is what I love and what I am trained to do; and even after all of the awards, all of the renown and all of the promises, no one is paying me and I still need to eat.

Maybe at some point I will be better off from science, but if I don't work on something I don't love but someone is paying me for, I won't make it to that day.

In my experience through years of being inside the scientific community, my story is not only not unique, it is far too common.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 2307 Posts
Monday, October 08, 2012 11:59:21 AM
That's alot of work though Halfpintroo; hope you know what you're in for if you should ever decide to go for it :p

I'm saying this because I live on a farm. With internet and animals & poo :3 A lot of poo.

Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 8915 Posts
Monday, October 08, 2012 11:57:03 AM
Travel, and help people who are in poverty gain a better life though education and jobs.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 2560 Posts
Monday, October 08, 2012 11:55:23 AM
He's so right... so many people work to earn money and keep earning money but never really doing anything with it. Or earn money and save it to spend when they retire at which stage, they can't do the things they wanted to do when they were younger. Or those 'housewives of Orange County' - that have so much money and then sit in their big mansion all day b!tching about all their other rich friends...

Best choice is to learn to do something you love and then get paid for it. That way you're doing what you love 24/7.

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