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December 12, 2018

Why the wealthy are not satisfied with their money

Jacoline Loewen
A business owner and her husband recently sold her family business for $50 million. When we met a few months after the sale, we talked about how her life was unfolding. Keep in mind that she and her husband had worked together for thirty years in their business.  Their favourite saying was, "When the client says JUMP, we say, how high?" You can gather that this couple were A type personalities and the level of adrenaline they created in their business had been enjoyable to them as a couple.  Now that pressure was completely removed. They could also now afford anything they wanted. All those trips they had postponed to keep their business humming were now available and they had the time.

The family went on a high-end cruise which sounds wonderful, but there was not a business for them with its pressures and its processes and people to great them after a relaxation period.  They had not replaced their busy and high pressured lives yet. Hopefully, they will find a new journey to challenge them.

This dissatisfaction with the new wealth and the freedom it brings can also amplify boredom and lack of purpose in people's lives. It is common with people who make sudden wealth. Money magnifies who they are.  If they were workoholics, it will be a while to find new ventures and challenges.
At a certain point, another million dollars doesn’t make anything newly affordable. That’s when other motivations take over.

This article in The Atlantic sums up this man's issue perfectly.

Excerpt:

As the number of millionaires and billionaires in the world climbs ever higher, there are a growing number of people who possess more money than they could ever reasonably spend on even the lushest goods.
But at a certain level of wealth, the next million isn’t going to suddenly revolutionize their lifestyle. What drives people, once they’ve reached that point, to keep pursuing more?
There are some good explanations, I found, after talking to a few people who’ve spent significant amounts of time in the presence of and/or researching the really, really rich. Michael Norton, a Harvard Business School professor who has studied the connections between happiness and wealth, had a particularly elegant model for understanding this pattern of behavior.


This article in The Atlantic

December 4, 2018

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