Something happened recently at work , with a client I ran into and ran off from, I started to think of my own life.
The choices I had made, how different it could have turned out to be a completely different life now.
The guy is 50, very successful in accumulating wealth. Came from a modest family, worked hard in school and later on at work. Became a project partner for a mega company , have been working both overseas and here half a season each. No family, except for parent and sibling , probably over several 7 figures in net worth, multiple real estate properties in overseas and here. In short, he is doing great financially, for sure.
He is not a trusting kind of person, very nice in a political way but because he is smart, never show any "trust" for anyone he countered. What is trust ? To be vulnerable to someone else's ability, affinity , and integrity. He does not like to be vulnerable. He is great at gathering information, very analytical but, could not make the correct decision because he is not trained to do my job and have not seen the coming and the passing of good times and bad times in the last few decades, in short, no practical experience. All he had was statistical evidence, which may or may not apply in today's climate because of the fast changing pace we have in everything these days.
Anyway, making it short, If I worked super hard and if I was lucky, I could have come close to what this guy has today. Instead of a debt laden middle class with status going down each year. However, I have a normal family. Wife and kids are great and considerate. If I have to do it all over again, I'd still be me than this guy.
Choices we had made in life ...... no regret.