...curious to non cuntish opinions. Do you see it as "ive gotta put food on the table and pay bills" or do you see it as a way to fund positive things like holidays or personal projects? Do you have a passion for what you do and do you feel you should always be moving up (in terms of towards management etc) I ask because being in my late 30s, I sometimes think I should he doing/earning "more" than what I am. I think Ive been doing sideways moves for awhile now, although always gaining skills and management roles have never really appealed to me. Many of my new colleagues are much younger and I still don't know what I want to do long term with regards to employment. I do know I want to use the income to get into the property game, so I'm trying to keep that my focus. I can imagine having kids (which I don't) would have a big impact.