Sad after $1m net worth

Feb 13 67 Comments

Just made it to $1m net worth at age 30 but now realize it’s “middle class”... not sure how to feel better outside of just keep grinding or “don’t look at money for happiness”. Thoughts?

edit: thanks guys — summarizing my learnings up here so others can see: money doesn’t make you happy — it enables you to be happy. To be happy, focus on doing what directly brings you immediate happiness and long term meaning.

The last part is what I’m concerned about: if I dont focus on money, then what if I run out of money? Then wouldn’t I be in a worse spot than now?

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TOP 67 Comments
  • Google Ben Dover.
    Weird flex but ok
    Feb 13 3
    • Wayfair froo44
      Just kill urself, ull prolly get better perspective about life
      4d
    • Confluent k7uEY5
      @froo44 Go away. You make blind a shitty place. We don't need more hate in our lives, especially when its just someone realizing they need more than money for happiness.
      Yesterday
  • Google 6Feet6Inch
    This more like “sad bragging” than “humble bragging”.
    Feb 13 0
  • Tinder sgqi58
    You were led to believe you’d be happy being a millionaire.
    You’ll find more happiness in helping others.
    Feb 13 1
    • OP
      I tried helping others too — did a lot of volunteer work with the homeless, children, soup kitchens, etc. But I never felt moved by it — just bored and not feeling like I was really helping that much in the grand scheme of things...
      Feb 13
  • JPMorgan Chase JamieMadro
    Calling 1m dollar net worth middle class is the height of privilege. I have a high net worth, but I can at least admit I'm rich.
    Feb 13 2
    • Twitter pandaisbac
      You must not live in the Bay Area.

      1m NW is middle class here.
      7d
    • JPMorgan Chase JamieMadro
      I live in NYC suburbs, so not quite, but living in these parts of the US and having the median amount of money and calling yourself middle class...is the height of privilege.
      7d
  • Twitter JHsf31
    I have $1.3m net worth at 33

    I had a similar feeling after hitting $1m. I stopped optimizing life for money. It’s never going to make me feel fulfilled.
    Feb 13 6
    • OP
      Twitter, are you over 30 or under? I’m 30 and still feel as nimble as 20. Maybe you should workout more? For me it’s not about leaving anything after I die because everything is impermanent and searching for everlasting is like chasing a mirage in a desert. Just sad because expectations aren’t met in the here and now
      Feb 13
    • Money in the grave - Drake
      Feb 13
  • Zillow Group zbot2h
    I thought I was rich until I joined blind.
    Feb 13 1
  • Uber / Eng dirt_eater
    Move to the middle of the country and you won't be middle class...
    Feb 13 0
  • Lyft / Mktg pinkiepie
    You’re aiming too low. You need at least $10M
    Feb 13 3
    • When you reach 10M you will feel the same way again. That is not the answer. I’d say spend some time and money on experiences every year.
      Feb 13
    • OP
      I tried the experiences thing too and found it kinda shallow. It’s fun with a gf but traveling by myself is just boring and tiring...

      Maybe the answer is to just get a gf
      Feb 13
  • Reliable Software / Eng Ok!!
    Transfer them to folks like us on blind and you will find eternal the likes of which even an Albertsons employee couldn't think of 😂
    Feb 13 0
  • Apple pthread
    If you have 1 million now you’ll probs have 10 by the time you’re 50. I would go and enjoy some of your money, you probably don’t feel rich because you don’t live a rich life, not because you’re not rich
    Feb 13 8
    • Apple pthread
      Uber u having a stroke bud?
      Feb 13
    • Apple pthread
      yeah hard to justify in NYC, I’ve never been a city person, grew up in rural Ontario Canada with ATV’s and skidoo’s haha
      Feb 13

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