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.