What Do You Desire? What If Money Was No Object?

January 9, 2013

Career, Inspiration, Life

British philosopher Alan Watts* inspires us all to do what we desire.

…Do what you love!

“So I always ask the question: What would you like to do if money were no object? How would you really enjoy spending your life?”

“Better to have a short life doing that is full of what you like doing than a long life spent in a miserable way.”

Source: * Alan Wilson Watts (6 January 1915 – 16 November 1973) was a British-born philosopher, writer and speaker.

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John Zeus

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5 Comments on “What Do You Desire? What If Money Was No Object?”

  1. JOHN ZEUS Says:

    Lazarus, I wish you much success in realizing your dream. Helping others as you want to do makes your heart larger. It’s the greatest feeling….

    If we separate our needs from our wants, focus on relationships rather than the material we could all find something we love to do that generates income. There’s some good books out there on starting your own business on 100 dollars. It’s all about finding what you are really good at, identifying your skill set, doing what you are passionate about. Becoming an expert at what you do. There’s enough people in the world where you can get your “passion” to support you. Another important thing is not going into debt. Debt robs you of your future and your dreams.


  2. laviebohemeart Says:

    This was just awesome and very uplifting!!! As for me it would be creating art, teaching that art is a healer, is what I would do if money were no object! I would open up schools for kids and adults that would help theme be more creative for free! I would help others in reaching their vision as an artist and to learn to just let go with their creative minds. As a teacher I would mentor theme to reach that goal. I would travel the world and visit the art areas, museums , Architecture, take lots of pictures and write books. I would live in nature surroundings in a quaint house. Nothing fancy but big enough to have extra rooms for friends to stay and my art rooms. I would just be helping others in some way or another.Oh, Ive always said if I were to have money, I would buy acres and acres of land for animals that are abandoned! They can always come their for free to live a life of peace….


  3. Shutterbug Sage Says:

    If money were no object, I would spend a year in Europe with my four kids. We would not backpack (because money is no object), but we wouldn’t be too extravagant. I would want them to experience the culture, food, history, and other offerings of every country first hand to really broaden their horizons. It would be an education like no other and on our journey we could keep up with the rest of the educational requirements at home. Upon returning to the States, I’d then take the next year to travel the US and lower parts of Canada by RV.


    • JOHN ZEUS Says:

      I hope you and your kids get to do this one day. What a wonderful experience it would be.


      • Shutterbug Sage Says:

        Oh, it would be amazing! Not sure how feasible it is with four kids, so I’m taking a slightly different approach by trying to take them one-by-one with me to Europe as I head over for business with my Mom (a retired school teacher) in tow to keep them busy while I’m working. While two weeks is a far cry from a year and while a few experiences is a far cry from every inch of Europe, I’m making progress. Two kids down, two kids to go!

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