ptper - What good is 8 million dollars if you never enjoy it?
Having that feeling he could just say "f*** you" at anytime and truly enjoy life is the best thing you can have. A lot of people on this thread could leave their job and retire if they had that sort of money.
I have seen this time and again with my employees - We get a snow storm or ice storm, the roads are slick, then BAM they run their car off the road. And their whole life comes to a stop.
"I can't make it to work. I wrecked my car."
"Shit! You OK?"
"Yeah, but the car's a wreck. I don't know what I'm gonna do. I can't get to work without a car."
"So, you can't get to work TODAY... What about tomorrow?"
"I don't know. I've got to get the car fixed, but I don't have any money to fix it."
"Well, the way to get money is to come to work."
"I can't. I don't have a car."
"What about a rental?"
"If I can't afford to fix my car then I can't afford to rent a car."
"What about your car insurance? That should cover the repair and the rental!"
"I canceled the insurance. I couldn't afford it."
"It sounds like you can't afford NOT to have it."
Seriously, I don't understand how people live without $2000 cash in the house and $5000 in the bank to cover the "Oh shit" moments of life.