Do You Have A Millionaire’s Life?

A minor turn away from my usual travel/sightseeing posts, but I thought this could be quite an interesting debate. Phil and I were debating it last night, albeit over a few beers, but it did raise some interesting points. It all started with the question, “What would you do with a million pounds?”

We both took a few moments to think about it, and my list was simple. I’d buy a house but continue to work (I’d probably get bored not working at least some of the time) and still continue doing my travelling. I still want to go to and work in New Zealand on a Working Holiday Visa at some point and to be honest, £1 million is not going to change that dream. Plus, I’m going to New Zealand at Christmas and I didn’t need £1 million for that, did I? To be honest, right now, I don’t really need to buy a house either, so that’s fine.

A “millionaire’s life” obviously differs from person to person, with wants and hopes and dreams, but I believe, that right now, I am living my “millionaire’s life.” I’m following my dreams of travelling, I have supportive friends and family and I’m living quite comfortably. Honestly, what more do you need out of life than that? I feel rich in many more ways than any related to money, I can tell you.

Everyone says this, but I really, truly mean it, if I was given £1 million tomorrow, I wouldn’t quit my job, I wouldn’t suddenly up sticks and leave China (oh, by the way, I’m going to be here until August 2013), and I wouldn’t change the fact that I’m going to New Zealand for Christmas. Of course, all these things would be made that little bit easier without having to ever worry about money, BUT that’s not the point I’m trying to make. My “life” as it is now, would not change. Call me crazy, but that’s how I feel.

Anybody want to chip in with comments of their own?

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Author: Bennett

2 years as an expat in China and now doing the same in New Zealand, Bennett sure likes to experience "slow travel!"

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  1. Ca ca ca ca raaazzzyy lol. You staying in China until 2013, do you know what you’ll do when you come back yet? The longer you leave it the longer the time goes by.

    Of course if you prefer it in china then just stay in China forever if you are happy there :-).

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    • I’m not in China forever. Once August 2013 comes around I fully expect to leave, China’s great but I know for me that will be the time. I just might head to New Zealand to work afterwards, before coming home.

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