A big thanks to Sarah and Chris for sending me a link to the following article. It really fits in with what I was discussing the other day about why it took so long for us to decide that it was time to pay off our debt).
New York Times: It Might Pay to Follow Your Bliss.
I was trying to figure out a portion to quote from the article, but the whole thing is great. I’ll just quote the opening paragraph since it adequately sets the mood for the piece:
REMEMBER the fable about the ant and the grasshopper? The ant works hard all summer, socking away provisions for the winter; the grasshopper frolics away each day. The ant warns the grasshopper that heâ€™s being hedonistic and short-sighted. The grasshopper ignores the ant, and continues on his merry way â€” only to perish when winter sets in.
If you have a chance, click on the link and read it. It’s a great article.