What is the price of happiness?

16 Sep

So one night while I was trying to sleep I realized it just
wasn’t going to happen. I was thinking. I was thinking that I really
wanted to go to sleep, but mostly I was thinking that I am very happy
with life. I was also thinking about how much I really like stuff. You
see, I was watching Planet Luxury and CNBC Titans. If you haven’t seen
them, they are shows about successful people and their awesome toys.
It’s a bit like Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, but without that
annoying Aussie Robin Leach….and of course the equally annoying
people featured on it.

Mostly what occurred to me was how many people accomplished this with
out divorcing and how many people end up making it with out loosing
touch with their kids? How many as they say became so successful
because their wife nags the hell out of them that they need to stay in
the office to do more work? My guess: NOT MANY.

You see I like what i have. I have a beautiful supporting wife, I have
wonderful kids, lots of sisters (god yes lots of them). Even
supporting extended family some of whom I want to kill sometimes but
they come as a package. I think in Canada I can’t just shoot my
brother in law even though at times I wish I could, but that is the
same with every family. Besides, at the root of it all I love them as
a whole and take the overwhelming good with the occasional bad.

So there I am thinking that yes I like what I have. I faced the fact
that I really like the toys and screw it, I like the STUFF.

Sure there are the bills but I am happy. Nothing is perfect. I did
wanted the toys and now I like to have the toys, I wanted a big house,
now I like to have a big house. Its interesting how things change and
how people change and priorities change. I would not want to miss my
sons gigantic imagination and his talking of wanting to build a car
with fire coming out of it and floating over all obstacles. These
things are beautiful and should never be extinguished. Besides, maybe
one day he’ll actually invent a Back to the Future Marty McFly hover
board that really does all of that.

I would not want to miss my daughters soberness and wanting to play
with her kazzilon barbies, baby dolls and play house. Or even my wife telling me
that she went shopping (saved money)and supported Wal Mart and Dollarama because
their earnings are down on the TSX and they needed capital injection
to sell people STUFF they don’t really need. Miles and miles of mall
after mall.

Mostly though I thought that I don’t want to miss any of this. It
does not mean I will stop working hard or trying to improve what we
have as a family, and for sure I will always work hard to achieve and
strive to be my best.

I have wild imagination for business and turning business around to
make money but not at the cost of what i have. Yes I can do away with
fewer bills, but Yet again who can’t.

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