In a recent post I wrote that I no longer have to worry about money. And I also posed the question what to do then…
I basically see three ways ahead:
1) Work the minimal amount required to keep myself comfortable, spend the time thus gained on doing fun, cool and interesting stuff, like traveling, playing the saxophone, spending time with friends. The hedonistic option (somewhat).
2) Keep on steadily working for a “normal” working year (and day and week and month). The result will be additional income which I can invest / save, to generate even more income, eventually resulting in being able to do with less and less work. This would allow me to spend more time in the future on other things. I’ll call this the investing option.
3) Work the amount required to keep myself comfortable, spend the rest of my time on something important. Whatever that might be. I’ll call this the improving-the-world option.
And writing these three options down it becomes very clear what my choice will be: A bit of everything.
I would very much like to have more time to do cool and fun and exciting stuff. But I also know that traveling at some point gets boring. That my friends only have a limited time for me to monopolize. Still, a bit more of both would be really nice.
Finally, working on something important, on doing something for the rest of the world really appeals to me. The final question is then what this would be…
One question (mostly) solved, another one opened up.
At least this way I won’t run out of subjects for my blog…