Why do you want to make more and more money ?
It seems everyone just wants more and more money. I don't have anything against it. However, I myself get very confused as to what my reasons are towards killing myself for it. While I do make a decent living as of now, I don't know if I should aim for more.
My aim in life is to live a simple, healthy life and close to family and friends. If your aim is to have 4-5 international vacations a year in lavish place, buy a house on the hills, well then more power to you.
Amongst people that seem to have similar goals as me and approximately similar income (200-400k) some common reasons behind chasing money and the fallacies that I find in them are (FYI, I am an immigrant, 27 and unmarried):
Happier family : money does help with happiness to a certain extent. However, it feels that if you have an understanding spouse, one can be happy amongst themselves with the decent living that most of us make. Some people might have expensive spouses.
Kids and education: It feels like if your kids turn out okay, you wouldn't have needed to save a lot of money. If your kids don't turn out okay, it doesn't matter how much you save, it will always be less (unless you literally have > 10M or so to throw your money wherever). Is this situation is what people are betting against ?
Housing: well this is tricky. Housing is definitely important, but the more everyone chases it, the more it gets out of everyone's hand. Moreover, my belief is owning a house is a dream sold to people by corporate world in order to keep the wheels moving.
Health: if you are reading this, you probably have an health insurance.
Recession/Apocalypse: is the idea to make hay while the sun shines ? I feel this was applicable literally in the world where you had to make hay to live, not in modern world. And if it's Apocalypse, well then, everyone will die.
Money is a reflection that you have created value : Yes, but people who actually believe in that don't chase money and not worry about whether they can make 20k more by switching jobs.