John Noreen has been one of my good friends since high school, and for good reason, we think very similarly.
Today’s conversation is also a brief one, but very insightful.
While talking about some of our high school classmates and their collegiate majors and potential careers, we asked, “Why?” “That’s incredible boring.”
John is set to move to Los Angeles in two weeks and will do his best to be a writer in Hollywood. Not a bad dream to try to live out. Meanwhile, I’m doing my best to make it work with asking questions and writing.
It’s weird, John brought up the fact that we were both raised in a comfortable financial situation, so we don’t really know anything else. We’re not worried about not being financially stretched.
This is true to an extent for me. I am currently not hurting too bad for cash, though I’m not entirely comfortable with my living situation, at least not to where I could do all the things I want to do yet.
But it brings us to the kicker, John’s quote: “Cash is comfort.”
People need money to be comfortable, but some people stay at a job level they know they can make a certain level of money, but won’t reach for the next level where the money is greener. This is something I talked about with Ben Darcie.
People don’t want to stretch themselves to their potential if it means completely limiting their financial potential. This is interesting because it goes against a theory Chris Andrus had about people reaching for a job that is just above their talent level.
I apologize that today’s was short, the subject veered off terribly. I have one more hangout with John before he departs for LA. I’ll do a full post then. And then perhaps another when I go out to visit him later this year.