Image: Aghross

Image: Aghross

Beware of the Paper Chaser

So… (why do we start off so many stories like this?)

I don’t like paper chasers. Do you know what a paper chaser is? Well if you don’t know allow me to explain.

Urban Dictionary describes a Paper Chaser as: A person interest in just making money. Someone interested in just getting paid. A person who chases money.

This is someone I completely steer away from. This is someone who is solely motivated by money. If it doesn’t involve making money they don’t want to hear about it. Now, you might think to yourself, how is that a bad thing? I’ll tell you. These are people who do the following

  1. Motivated by money
  2. Will do anything, for some within reason for money
  3. They put money over everything. This includes, but is not limited to family, significant others, friends, professional journey.

Financial Intelligence

Now don’t get me wrong, I understand the importance of money and being financially intelligent when it comes to money. Now I haven’t always been the best with money, per se…but I get why it’s important. As I’ve grown I’ve gotten better with money than when I was in my 20s. *shrugs*

I like money and enjoy spending it. I enjoy the things I’m able to do with money… but it’s not important to me. I’m not driven by money. I know a lot of people who are. It’s really sad, if you ask me.

Have you ever lost a friend over money?

People who put money over everything, seem to be the most fake happy. All of their worth is in money. So guess what takes the back burner? Relationships, Friendships, Jobs. It’s never ending. Have you ever met a person who had so much money, with all of the material shit you can buy, and you look at them, sometimes with the glare of envy and when you finally sit down and talk to them, they’re unhappy? I have.

The happiest people are the ones who make money from something they are passionate about. From doing things that stirs their soul. When you’re just doing random shit to make money, you’re not going to be fulfilled by the things that you do.

So the moral of the story… stop chasing paper. Think about what you would do for free and figure out how to make money from it.