Would you rather be a partner making millions and being engaged with the work or be a trust fund baby with millions doing nothing in life?

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Trust fund + travel world

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Trust fund baby because at least you can do stuff you enjoy instead of being a wage slave

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Engaged. I can’t sit still and would hate to be doing nothing in life.

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The second one but I wouldn’t be obnoxious about it and call myself an ‘influencer’. I would also use that money to run a small business that I’m passionate about and use time and energy for philanthropic pursuits if my family was really loaded. There’s a middle ground between doing nothing and being a productive person but without entering the rat race.

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Trust fun and travel/volunteer.

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¿Porque no los dos?

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Trust fund baby all the fucking way I would be an absolute leech on society 🤣🤣🥳🥳

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A good case study is the third/fourth generations of the Vanderbilt family. While the second gen worked to expand the family fortune, several members chose to simply enjoy life. Consequently, this led to early deaths from alcoholism and squandering of the family fortune. Money did not necessarily bring them happiness. Particularly, I enjoy this quote from William Vanderbilt. “I have my house, my pictures and my horses, and so do they. I can have steam yacht if I want to, but it would give me no pleasure, and I don’t care for it.” When speaking of a neighbor, he said, “He isn’t worth a hundredth part as much as I am, but he has more of the real pleasures of life than I have. His house is as comfortable as mine, even if it didn’t cost so much; his team is about as good as mine; his opera box is next to mine; his health is better than mine, and he will probably outlive me. And he can trust his friends. Being the richest person in the world brought him, he said, nothing but anxiety.”

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M1- Precisely. He has made it clear though he did not inherit a trust fund

Is this even a question. Trust fund obviously - it’s not about “doing nothing” , it’s about the freedom to pursue your passions and interests even if not the most remunerative path.

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Don’t know about that, seems like these trust fund people disproportionately die of drug overdoses and suicide a lot more often than self made successful people. (And so many of the ones that don’t actually die of suicide or drug overdose are weird depressed people.). That being said, this is an observation, and I have no actual data to back it up.

Trust fund duh

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Trust fund baby always

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You present a false dichotomy. Trust fund + investing wisely + interesting work like entrepreneurship, investing, etc on my own terms + seriously pursing passions sounds like a much more fulfilling life than being a fat, bald, divorced wage slave

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“Nothing” as in withering away inside my mansion, or as in not having a white collar career but still getting to pursue passions & interests?

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How is this a question. Engaged is only your state of mind. Trust fund all the way. You can do some amazing things if you’re somewhat imaginative and have money.

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I don’t dream of labor

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Both.

Trust fund. Get a minimal job for health insurance benefits and then do my own thing

If you’re that rich you could just buy yourself really good insurance. You wouldn’t need a minimal job for health insurance.

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How’s this even a question? You can be a trust fund baby and go hire a few partners to clean your garage ...

My ex is a trust fund baby and she’s is a miserable human. I would take wining the lottery for $500M, Alex.

No question - be a partner engaged in day to day interesting work.

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