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If you earned enough money to be comfortable for the rest of your life, will you still go to work?

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  • Andrew Fong
    Andrew Fong, Associate Partner at St. James's Place Wealth Management
    Level 3. Wonderkid
    Answered on 19 Nov 2018

    Yes. You now have the luxury of working because you enjoy what you're doing instead of working to pay the bills. If working is not an option, finding an activity to occupy for time is essential.

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  • Junus Eu
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    For sure. After all, work can provide meaning in life. I would definitely still work, but on my own terms.

    Take for example, the need to take the MRT at peak hours. As a daily user of public transport, I find that taking the train at peak hour and looking at many bored faces looking at their handphones quite depressing.

    Additionally from a bigger picture level, we still need to find and live out our lives purpose. That usually comes from work, not idling.

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  • Yong Kah Hwee
    Yong Kah Hwee
    Level 6. Master
    Answered on 20 Nov 2018

    Yes, but i'd choose to a job that fits me well/i am passionate about. this way, work isn't just work anymore!

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  • Yeo Wee Teck
    Yeo Wee Teck
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    Answered on 20 Nov 2018

    Work does not just contribute money. It is also a source of meaning for some people. In 2-factor job satisfaction literature. External factors like pay and benefits are considered as "hygiene factors". One will not be dissatisfied if the amount of it is sufficient. On the other hand, there are the so-called motivators like job meaning. With sufficient job meaning, one would most likely continue to stay at work. Meaning could derive from many different factors. e.g. nature of work (e.g. doctors), able to contribute their wisdom despite older age (e.g. professors). For me, I would try to stay in work force as long as I could if I believe I could continue to contribute my expertise.

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  • Nicholes Wong
    Nicholes Wong, Diploma in Business Management at Nanyang Polytechnic
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    Answered on 19 Nov 2018

    I would prefer using the time to learn new stuff like martial arts, music, professional gamer and even help out in charity.

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  • Bryant Tan
    Bryant Tan
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    Answered on 21 Nov 2018

    Yes. Find business and job that you like.

    more healthy lifestyle than play mahjong everyday

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  • Stephanie Huang
    Stephanie Huang
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    Answered on 20 Nov 2018

    Depends on what one wants? For me, if money is sufficient, perhaps i would work part time to past time, keep myself relevant to the society and have my brain working. In that way, i could have more time to do things i really wanna do. :)

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  • Lok Yang Teng
    Lok Yang Teng
    Level 6. Master
    Answered on 20 Nov 2018

    I would learn new things and work to keep myself active.

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  • Ck Chai
    Ck Chai
    Level 4. Prodigy
    Answered on 20 Nov 2018

    Yes, in the sense, no longer work for money, but turn my passion to a free lance job - earning some extra bucks while keeping my brain active :P

    Priority will be spending more time with the family and travelling around to see the world.

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  • Gabriel Lee
    Gabriel Lee
    Level 6. Master
    Answered on 19 Nov 2018

    Since I've earned enough money for the rest of my life, I'll choose to enjoy my golden years! Life is short, so enjoy it to the fullest

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  • Jonathan Chia Guangrong
    Jonathan Chia Guangrong, Fund Manager at JCG Fund
    Level 6. Master
    Answered on 19 Nov 2018

    No, at least not in the corporate sense. Will use the time to travel, devour my library backlog, spend more time in ministry and with my maker. Perhaps start a book and do some mentoring others as well if schedule permits.

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  • HC Tang
    HC Tang, Financial Enthusiast, Budgeting at The Society
    Level 8. Wizard
    Answered on 19 Nov 2018

    Having enough for everything we need, I won't work for $ anymore. I'll go out daily to do whatever necessary means to make this world a better place, thru educations, sharing, teaching , mentoring etc.

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