(Original post by Dystopian91)
Now do you see what I'm getting at?
We are conditioned by society to achive this, it's bull****. Society invents the hoops and you must jump through them in order to be happy. You don't really need all that to be happy and a successful human being.
But how about those out there who genuinely want to achieve the things I listed?
Money, unfortunately is the key out of poverty and I'd hate to think I'd be depriving my family of essential things like I've had to do.
Food, clothes and shelter costs money.
And yes, I want a family as I want to grow old with someone I love and have children with him- I would say that that wish is more of a biological one as opposed to a sociological one.
Achieving the dream i've had since a kid doesn't mean that I have been 'conditioned by society'. Writing is something I enjoy and therefore I would love to think that I could be doing something I loved for the rest of my life without having to worry about working part time in my local Tesco in order to pay off my mortgage.
I admit, I don't need the money 'for a rainy day', nice car and nice house in a nice area to provide happiness, but they offer some sort of stability in life... and they're reliable
I personally feel that friends, family and an enjoyable and rewarding career contributes to a person's wellbeing.
Somebody who has a sh*t job, no friends, no family, no money and a constant worry about not paying their bills on time doesn't really seem to me to be a happy person.