I wonder if Bill Gates sits back and thinks, "I wish I had done something else with my life." Who knows maybe he does. Happiness is not about dollars and cents.
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2 Responses Aug 22, 2014

Money gives you misery in comfort; it doesn't change you; miserable people just find something else in their lives to be unhappy with. Satisfaction is neither misery, nor happiness, it's something quite different instead, I think.
Perhaps Mr Gates is the kind of person who can never be satisfied no matter what because he's always striving? I've no idea...he's probably an interesting person one way or another....

He kind of did, judging from how he moved to running a charity full-time; albeit allegedly very self-serving one. But then he couldn't be doing that if he didn't have the money...
I guess, despite the adage money wouldn't matter, the question is could he have made comfortable money in any other career...

He was at the right place at the right time and IBM dropped the ball. Everything feel together.

Well yeah. But I mean presumably now that he has money to do whatever he wants, he's doing what he wants... I doubt he's wishing he didn't have the means to do what he wants now. But I suppose it's entirely possible he believes he could've made it big as used cars salesman or whatever. It's always about being at the right place at the right time though...