I recently started in a well-paying position as an engineer after a period of 3 years of unemploymency and temp jobs. Funny thing is, although I have 7-8 times more funds available now than before, I don't spend any of it and I don't feel any desire to do so! I haven't treated myself to any kind of new tech gadget/HT equipment or any other major investment in years, and I'm perfectly fine with it. Makes me wonder why I should even work, apart from the fact that I still have bills and rent to pay. Right now I'm working down some debt from when I was in college, but what's next? The economists probably hate me. I'm one of those people stalling the economy I live in a cheap apartment but it's nice and cozy. I drive a shit car, but it's got personality and a will of it's own which kinda appeals to me. I have everything that I need. Society dictates that you should work and make money, which I do, but I don't really need all this money. Should I just stockpile it and die a rich bastard or could I convert my excess funds into personal happiness in some other way?