Slowbike wrote:Rick Chasey wrote:Slowbike wrote:Rick Chasey wrote:Slowbike wrote:
You've got a little sprog - do you think they'll thank you later on in life for earning more money or for spending more time with them?
Of course, there is a balance - but the one thing you cannot buy is more time.... so spend that time wisely.
Ah, the naivety of suggesting it's about more money.
How about, I do a long commute and don't see her in the week so her mother brings her up and not some random in a nursery?
I still stand by the "Don't live to work, Work to Live" - you just have to define for yourself what "Living" is ...
Yeah not sure you really got the point.
Working to live is a luxury, and for many it's not really a choice.
And there's a lot of judgement around about how to live one's life, particularly when children are involved, usually around how much or little you see your children. This rhetorical question, for example.You've got a little sprog - do you think they'll thank you later on in life for earning more money or for spending more time with them?
I think I do - I don't think you do ...
Working to Live isn't a luxury - and for many it is a choice - one they often make subconsciously - it's working out what they're willing to sacrifice and in what timescale - so some may choose to work hard for a shorter period of time, earning sufficient to change their lifestyle later on. Others don't have the drive, willpower or believe they have the capability to do that and work a more mundane job longer term.
Some chose to work away from home for a job that they enjoy, but forfeit the home lifestyle - but they're not forced to do that job, it's a choice.
The question I put to you wasn't rhetorical - you know your earning potential and what that means in terms of lifestyle - do you give up city work to find a lower paid job local to home - and probably do away with the things that you can currently afford - or take the "I don't see my daughter during the week" on the chin - knowing that you'll be able to do more varied things as a family with the free time you do have.
You don't have to answer the question or justify what you're doing to me or anyone else - other than your wife & daughter - and as long as it's fine with them, then it's good.
Mate, you really don't have a clue.