Baby, You Don’t Have to Work Anymore

“I wish I was rich so I wouldn’t have to work!”  Most of us have said this at least once in our adult lives unless we inherited wealth or were given a “small loan of a million dollars” from a relative to start a corporation.  However, money does not necessarily make you happy, as the cliché goes.  We usually counter that argument with, “I’ll buy some happiness” or even, “Well, let me how find out.”  The truth is money may provide us the opportunity to get more stuff, but will that stuff fulfill our souls?  Will we decide that we are now bored with stuff and then find something else to complain about that we wish we had?

I know many women who say they would love to find a partner that could provide for them so that they did not have to work. But in all honesty, if the situation presented itself, would they really not work?  As I typically do, I asked some friends (male and female) what they would do if their partner told them that they would no longer have to work because the partner made enough money to support them and their lifestyle.  I received a pretty equal amount of yes’s and no’s (is that how you write that?), but the reasons varied quite a bit.  Continue reading Baby, You Don’t Have to Work Anymore