A lot of people daydream about becoming rich one day as if it is the greatest goal anyone could ever achieve. This is why so many people play the lottery and watch shows about the rich and famous. There’s the phrase, “money can’t buy happiness,” but money can solve most problems.
It’s true that money makes life a lot better in many ways. However, there is also a dark side to having a lot of money that most people don’t talk about. As another saying goes, “the grass is greener on the other side.” Most of us would choose to be rich over being poor even though more money comes with more problems. At the very least, you will have to change your lifestyle. We broke down 20 ways life changes for those who acquire new wealth below.
20. You Can Say “No” More Often
In a movie called The Gambler, there’s a famous monologue where John Goodman talks about having “F- you money.” This is a status in life where someone has $2.5 million, and the interest they earn pays for their living expenses for the rest of their life. In that situation, you’re so financially comfortable, you can essentially say “no” to anything. Don’t like your boss? If you’re rich, you can quit your job. Don’t like where you live? You have money to move.
Becoming rich means that you can start to play by your own rules. There is no longer any obligation to say “yes.” However, you can live your life by saying “no” to things more often, even if you’re not rich. Just focus on being happy, helping others, and fulfilling your life’s purpose. Everything else that comes your way should be easy to say “no” to.