Money is like gas in the car — you need to pay attention or you’ll end up on the side of the road — but a well-lived life is not a tour of gas stations! – Tim O'Reilly
This blog post by Eric Barker explores the history of "The Game of Life" (a Milton Bradley game that was popular when I was growing up) and some of the reasons why money continues to be the way many people measure their lives.
Barker cites Harvard professor Michael Norton, pointing out that money may not be the best measure of success but it's the easiest because it's quantifiable. In sharp contrast to this notion is the work of another Harvard professor Clayton Christensen.
Like Christensen's ideas, particularly his emphasis on the long term rewards of a happy and strong family and his focus on helping others, Empowered Wealth's concepts True Wealth, Family Leadership, and Living Legacy suggest similar non-financial measures of success.
Success In Life: How Do You Measure It?
Can “The Game of Life” teach you what you need to know about real success in life?
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