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Mon Mar 17, 2014, 09:53 AM

2. One does wonder

For decades I've been baffled by the question as to why people of enormous wealth would want to work so hard to accumulate more and more (and more) of it--more than they can ever use or enjoy. And why they protect it so assiduously. It must take so much effort to think about money all the time. I do think there is some aspect of personality disorder (at the least) to this.

Perhaps it's because I am so entirely disinterested in money. It's such a pain in the ass for us to think about it, unless absolutely necessary. That's probably a personality disorder, too. We of course have made sure to earn enough to live a fairly nice life. And it would be nice to have more so we could travel or do some nice upgrades to our house. But in the end, we're never willing to put the effort into finding ways to make more, unless it fits our interests. It's just that pushing money around is so much more boring to us than certain other life pursuits. It's not a question of laziness (we work really hard!): it's just that money matters are not "interesting" to us. I guess it's endlessly fascinating to some people.

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