Yesterday, I wrote a piece about a man’s fear of middle-age. When a man reaches that stage in his life, it can really cause him to make some pretty irrational choices. Exotic cars, a new hair-do (typically spiky), and maybe even some hair color to cover the gray – these are the things that may change in an instant once that magical (or rather, not so magical) age arrives.
If I asked the question, “What do you fear losing the most?”, how would you answer that? Would it be your spouse, your child, money? More than likely, the answer to this question actually reveals what it is that you most love.
If you responded with, “my spouse”, you are a very lucky individual. You no doubt have a very deep connection with your significant other and would take a bullet for them in a heartbeat. A relationship like that doesn’t happen very often. Consider yourself very fortunate.
If you answered the question with, “money” (as I figure many people do), I would assume that you are either in a very tight financial situation, or that you perhaps put too much value in your monetary lifestyle.
I often write about money and investing; after all, the name of this website is, “Life And My Finances”. But, understand that this is not what life is all about. Make sure that you are responsible with your money, but also make sure to give some of it away! If you are blessed, make a point to be a blessing to others.
Sometimes this is a tough question to answer, but honestly, what is it that you fear losing the most? Do you wish that you would have answered the question differently?
My name is Derek, and I have my Bachelors Degree in Finance from Grand Valley State University. After graduation, I was not able to find a job that fully utilized my degree, but I still had a passion for Finance! So, I decided to focus my passion in the stock market. I studied Cash Flows, Balance Sheets, and Income Statements, put some money into the market and saw a good return on my investment. As satisfying as this was, I still felt that something was missing. I have a passion for Finance, but I also have a passion for people. If you have a willingness to learn, I will continue to teach.