Last month I was having trouble coming up with a list of what I wanted for my birthday, much to my wife’s dismay. When I was a kid I had a list five miles long of things I wanted, but now it’s not as easy. That got me to thinking about what is it that I really want? All of my needs are covered and enough of my wants are covered that there are relatively few things I really want that I don’t already have.
I already have so much of many categories of things that there just isn’t time to enjoy more. For example I already have more books that I would like to read but not enough time to read them. I also have more video games then I have time to play. I could get newer/better versions of things I already have- but I don’t think it would make that big of a difference in my life.
I have a lot of 2nd hand wants from my kids or my wife but they aren’t really things I want. After a fair amount of thought I did come up with a big one- time. I would like to have more time. The most practical way to get that would be to accumulate enough wealth that I can stop working. Of course that would be an insane birthday gift… I’m going to have to work for myself and it will take a number of years more. However, I’m slowly getting there. If I can just keep going I know I will get there.
In the mean time I asked for some more video games and books- I just hope that I can finish them before next year so that I can come up another list.