I think thats a lovely ideology but in reality how many extremely wealthy people do you see who have the cosy little wife,children and a dog thing going on as well.....not many.....by its very nature chasing after wealth requires a focus that will get in the way of most things.......some people see success as wealth some see success as family but they can both be lost just as easily as they are gained plenty of folk have kids too young and it doesnt work out or have broken marriages for any number of reasons as long as they look after their family financially i cant see any issue with the single minded pursuit of success in business.........there are plenty of different types of riches its just a case of striking a balance between all of them and its easier said than done in my opinion.
I agree with plenty of that mate, getting a balance can be almost impossible......I certainly wouldn't have the skill for it and that's why I will never have what I would think of as a "lot" of money..
An old boy, who I worked with as a kid and eventually bought out has what I would call proper money......he has worked like a dog all his life and is probably good for about 4 mil in readies not to mention property, boats blah blah.....he is a funny man, generous and mean all at the same time.
He give me my chance in life, alright I had to pay for it, but he learned me a lot.......on the flip side his wife told me that when their youngest was born and she went into labour he said "there's nothing I can do about, I have got deliveries to do.....here's £20 for a cab to the hospital" !!!
When I bought him out his phone just stopped ringing so he had to start working again in order to have any life at all because when he packed up, his family had all gone off and done their own thing.......I think that's a bit sad myself, but very much his own fault.
I guess I just never wanted the pound note enough to be that way.
I know someone just like that. he bought me out 3 times just because he had to have the money I was making. He'd buy my business, I would work for him for a while as factory manager then I'd start back up. Once I was up and running he's buy me out again. I looked on it as a bonus. Now he's sold his business and retired he's got nothing, got the money but no family except a wife who likes money as much as him. He left his first wife when the daughters were born and didn't see or speak to them for years, got no family, no hobbies and no mates ............... poor sod.