When you don’t have enough money, you spend most of your time doing things you don’t want to do.
You also end up spending a lot of time around people you’d rather not see.
None of this feels like “freedom.”
However, a tremendous amount of wealth doesn’t exactly solve all of your problems, either. Extreme wealth creates conditions that reduce your freedom, eat away at your time, and destroy your sense of fulfillment.
When you stay in the sweet spot of “enough money,” you have enough freedom to spend your time doing what you want to do, seeing the people you do want to see, and enjoying fulfillment.
The challenge for many of us is defining what “enough” means and having the courage and conviction to resist temptation so that you can stay there.