Mo Money Mo Problems
One of the many reasons we go to college is to get an education that will allow us the opportunity to make money and live a nice lifestyle. Maybe retire early and live a luxurious life sipping pina coladas on sandy white beaches. But Austrian millionaire Karl Rabeder found that money only made him miserable,
"More and more I heard the words: 'Stop what you are doing now – all this luxury and consumerism – and start your real life'," he said. "I had the feeling I was working as a slave for things that I did not wish for or need.
"It was the biggest shock in my life, when I realised how horrible, soulless and without feeling the five star lifestyle is," he said. "In those three weeks, we spent all the money you could possibly spend. But in all that time, we had the feeling we hadn't met a single real person – that we were all just actors. The staff played the role of being friendly and the guests played the role of being important and nobody was real."
Would you rather make a lot of money and hate your job or love your job but make a decent but lower annual income. Our society has evolved into obsession with materialistic possessions and achieving luxurious standards. There's all sorts of pressures to get top notch jobs and make millions. As many of us decide which college to choose, there's no doubt that we weigh which college offers better opportunity to better jobs. Sometimes I worry that I'm so focused on achieving a successful career that I forget what creates true happiness. Money is something we have to make to survive and it definitely makes life easier in many situations. But is the whole rich and successful career path just an illusion?