Dave Winer on money versus happiness


Very well put.

Clipmarked from Scripting News:

I made enough money in the late 80s to realize what wealth buys — distance. Then it took a few years to learn that distance is not what I wanted, in fact I don’t think it’s human to crave distance. People are built to want to be among others, at least I was.

I bought a house with a 750 foot driveway in the middle of the woods. My neighbors built houses the size of high schools. You couldn’t walk anywhere.

Now I live among humanity, much more modestly and I’m happier.

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