Mr Buffett’s Appreciation For His Basic Lifestyle
In this video, Warren Buffett is talking to young adults in a Q&A session about finance and job/life satisfaction. One of the members of the audience asks for his thoughts on her future lifestyle given that she won’t be earning much money in her performing arts career.
Mr. Buffett expresses his appreciation for being fortunate to have been born in a first world country like the U.S. He reveals that she won’t have too much of a different lifestyle to him, despite being worth over $50bn….saying that the trappings of wealth would have caused him more problems!
(While I recommend the whole video - forward to 11:00 min to hear her question and his answer - which lasts for 8 minutes).
Legends Enjoy What They Do and Help Others Through it
Legends continually reinforce and appreciate the importance and opportunity of enjoying what they do and making a difference to others through that. They don’t sacrifice what they stand for, for money.
Mr Buffett continually reinforces why he appreciates the most basic opportunities that he has been given, something that most people take for granted. How many of us wake up and feel fortunate to have a job or the freedom to live and work in a democratic society in the first place?!