I would say that it is more a matter of `how much money do I want now?` because this is a moving target. If a person is earning 12k he likely wants 33k when he earns 42k he wants 65k when that person reaches a six figure income he desires a 7 figure income. That`s the nature of the beast. At least until that person starts contemplating his/her own mortality, then the priorities change, it becomes more a matter of how do I want to be remembered? what can I do to make this a better place? or something of the sort.
:-) yeah about that... at our core we are biological machines, we have one purpose in life, to procreate and pass on our genes to the next generation. We attempt to do this any which way we can, everything we do is at one level or another shaped by this primordial directive. Some people attempt to better their chances by making themselves more attractive to the opposite sex by body building, others with intellectual prowess, others with the accumulation of wealth, there is no end to the amount of approaches this very basic and compulsive desire takes. Some of these are deeply rooted in our make-up and we still act on them even though we are not aware of it, these were the conclusions of a study on something of the sort not long ago.
British men use spicy food to impress femalesA study commissioned by Domino`s Pizza has found that millions of British men eat spicy food just to impress their friends and dates. Richard Wiseman, a senior psychologist at the University of Hertfordshire, said using painful food to impress and attract females could be a result of genetic behaviors, ABC News reported Monday. "I suspect that this type of behavior has its roots in our evolutionary past. Males who exhibited the greatest ability to withstand pain stood a better chance of attracting more females," Wiseman said. "Such behavior becomes advantageous" However, Wiseman said he doubted the effectiveness of the practice in modern society. "In today`s society, Wiseman continued, "such displays have become rather futile, and so it is rather sad that men are still competing in this way. It is not clear what type of women would find such behavior attractive, and whether they would be worth competing for."