What would you do if you had a million dollars?

by Marc on July 8, 2008

Note: the audio of this clip is not really suitable for children


from Office Space ©1999 Twentieth Century Fox (greatest movie ever made!)

That’s funny, but it’s also kinda deep. You’re supposed to ask yourself that question, and whatever your answer, you should just do it – because chances are, you don’t need a million dollars.

Here are some more of those deep questions that are supposed to help you figure out what you should be doing with your life:

  • Would you continue in your present job if your pay was cut in half?
  • If you suddenly found yourself with all the money you could ever spend in a lifetime, what would you do?
  • Or, to put it another way – what would you do with your time if you never had to trade it for money again?

One of my favorites comes from the commencement address Steve Jobs gave at Stanford University in June of 2005:

… for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.

Well, as much as I enjoy my life & (sometimes) my job, my answer to that question has been “No” far too often. I wanted to change that, so I began down the path to this adventure.

Oh, and what would I do if I had a million dollars?

I’d go on a trip around the world with my family, for starters. As it turns out, I don’t need a million dollars to do that.


August 21, 2008 haleydogs

Sounds like a great trip! I’d love to do something like this?

August 24, 2008 magneeto

that’s why I love you guys. you aren’t afraid to think outside of the box in terms of how you live! every happiness in the world to you as you start your adventure.

August 26, 2008 Gator


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