The younger you are, the more likely you are to believe that more money is the key to happiness. This is why, in my experience, many confident 20-year-old college boy wants to go into investment banking. And it’s why we work like machines or hamsters in a wheel in our 30s and 40s.

Readers of my blog do know that I like to check in with those age-experienced to “fast-forward” my learning on what is really important in life. Because there certainly is a gap between what we think our goals are when we’re young and what we wish our goals were when we’re older.

Well, those with the most life experience think that this money focus is just crazy.

It isn’t that money is unimportant to elderly. They just wished they spent their lives rather in jobs they enjoyed and found purposeful than in presumably high-paying ones.

Truth is, it …