Life was very, very rushed. Not as rushed as a dog’s life, mind you, but I did feel in some sense that life was passing me by.
A big house shows the world how well we're doing, that we're a success. At least that's what we think. I'm sure there is truth in this, but the rationale is very questionable. For me, I've decided it's not sensible, although it took years to get to that realisation, and a lot of money was spent along the way.
The persistent growth of dollar stores is the biggest retail trend in the past decade. Between 2007 and 2017, over 11,000 new dollar stores were opened; that’s roughly 93 new stores a month, or three per day. Dollar General, in particular, is reaping the rewards: the company has a market cap of over $30 billion.
You spend the first 20 years of being rich accumulating all of this stuff. And then you’ll spend the next 20 years trying to get out of one thing after another to simplify your life.
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