It used to be, money was the only metric you needed to pay attention to. If you made ‘x thousand’, you were happy. If you made ’10x thousand’, you were even happier.
But then you find out that money can only buy you so much. Like Bill Gates says, “It’s the same hamburger“.
Stuff doesn’t make you happy. Making a difference makes you happy. Love and being loved makes you happy. Being invited to the dance that is humanity, that is what we’re here for.