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    You know what Iran Shah ordered for breakfast in Paris ?
    The same what I did. Coffee and croissant.
    Not sure about the origin of this quote, though coincidentally my great grandfather was friends with the Shah of Iran (I shit you not) and he squandered away what might have been my inheritance on gambling and parties, ha.

    I'm not talking competing with sheiks here BRO
    A Shah and a Sheik are two different things. I know you weren't saying that as a serious comment, I'm just clarifying.

    Is partying with random girls you'll never care about worth not having a Porsche one day?
    I'd rather my life be populated by hot girls than nice cars.



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    This is an awesome discussion. I think this, and time management, are two areas that the community needs to put a lot more emphasis on. I recently graduated from college, and these decisions are becoming very real for me. My thinking was that the greatest thing I can invest in, more than my career or housing or car, is my own social skills and personal development. Some of the posts on this thread have changed that.

    It's a healthy balance, bro. When I was younger, i was so into game that, I dropped out of college, got in 20K credit card debt, spent all my money on clothes, going out and drinking, later after I got professional job, my negligence towards career prevented me from getting raises and bonuses. I was going out 5 days a week.
    It's said you need to go out that often in order to develop mastery level skills. Though I've always wondered how people manage to have the time and money and energy for that. I guess you sort of answered that.

    And if you ever aspire to get super high quality chicks, like a smoking hot high self esteem lawyer/doctor, you better believe you better be rich to get a girl like that.
    Or at least keep her around. Gurus in the community are pretty discrete about the role money has played in their dating life. Among other beautiful women, Mystery claimed to have dated the playboy playmate of the millennium. I highly doubt he was pulling her back to his parents' place in his squeaky, used car.

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    Ha well played Fader!

    Na, read that book when I was 15

    I just think if you look at everyone in the world, most drive crappy cars, have no real satisfaction with their lives and I don't think if you asked most guys who are 45 "Is this the life you envisioned for yourself when you were younger?" that many would say that it is.

    I think that being very wealthy is something everyone should aspire to have, or financial freedom aside from a job, and I think that again, partying/going out 5x/week isn't gonna lead to that. If I had to choose hundreds of hot if not a bit repetitive sexual encounters or obscene wealth, I'd choose wealth 100 out of 100 times.
    I spent alot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered.
    -George Best

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    > "my great grandfather was friends with the Shah of Iran [...] and he squandered away what might have been my inheritance on gambling and parties."

    Pity but from certain point of view he had rights to spend his money on whatever he wanted.
    This is called ownership rights.
    If he inherited those goods - yes, she should leave some for descendants however in is immoral, too. Descendants think they have rights to the whole World without their own hard work.

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    Pity but from certain point of view he had rights to spend his money on whatever he wanted.
    This is called ownership rights.
    If he inherited those goods - yes, she should leave some for descendants however in is immoral, too. Descendants think they have rights to the whole World without their own hard work.
    Nah I totally don't care at all, just sharing an interesting story. And since it had to do with wealth (the topic of this thread), it seemed worth writing.

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    Good discussion.

    I wish I had been the guy swatting away in the libary aiming to become a top lawyer or a doctor because I am certainly paying the price for not taking my career seriously in my twenties.

    I salute those people who take their financial future seriously. The way things are going, the cost of living is only going to increase for many people living in the West. You need a lot of money to bring up a family, and a substantial amount to plan for a comfortable retirement.

    Personally, I am not that fussed about having kids, but I certainly want to have a comfortable retirement. I have no desire to be working beyond 65.

    I do, however, think that one can get too obsessed with making money. It's a well know fact that beyond a certain point money has a limited impact on happiness. Relationships and friendships are much more important in this respect.

    If you really believe that driving a Porshe or living in a huge house is worth busting your balls for then you should reconsider you're priorities - it won't make you happy. But if you are working hard to create a prosperous long term future it makes a lot of sense.

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