What if money were no object?

December 18, 2012

I saw this really thoughtful YouTube clip a while back, and wanted to record it here, so I can refer people to it in the future. If you haven’t seen it yet, take 3 minutes and watch it. It makes me feel very fortunate, I love writing software.

Ashley

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Hi! I'm Ashley Schroder, a Software Engineer from New Zealand - this is a collection of notes on my experiences with Ecommerce Web Development, particularly Magento Development.

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6 responses to What if money were no object?

  1. I feel fortunate too. Thanks for the video.

  2. Awesome find Ashley! Adding it to my motivational archive =]

  3. Good advice.

    For the middle classes.

  4. I wish I had seen this video when I was younger, I’m sure I would have aimed much higher if I had. Working class backgrounds do not mean you cannot achieve if you put your mind to it, as I know. Karen@WebShopApps.

  5. That video got pulled, here’s another copy that currently works:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWsNzAHtOto

    (I think that’s the one anyway…)

    It’s an interesting problem. A lot of us were/are working more hours doing things we don’t necessarily love doing, in order to make more money so we can try and get what we think we want. But you end up with less time and that whatever it is gets more expensive all the time anyway. So rather than work more to try and earn more in order to be able to spend more, could we not substantially reduce costs of living so we can work less and actually have time to appreciate the many beautiful things that don’t cost all that much money anyway?!

    It also reminds of that dumb thing called Status. A great definition of status being: Spending money you don’t have on things you don’t need to impress people you don’t like. And we work our socks off for it and get all hung up about it… Stupid.

    Wish I realised these things when I was 18 instead of the penny dropping around the big three oh. But there’s time still!

  6. Thanks for the heads up on the video, have updated it. It’s a thought provoking clip, I really love it.