How do I find people who really don't care about having more money?

post by dzejbi · 2021-09-06T05:25:23.383Z · EA · GW · 2 comments

This is a question post.

Do such people even exist? I mean - everything costs money: fancy cars, nice clothes, holidays, going to space, but also healthcare, giving to charity cause, saving animals, other people or Planet Earth. Everyone I have met in my life - that includes my family members and closest friends - has multiple answers to a question "what would you spend additional income on?" And I don't blame anyone for this.

But let's imagine I suddenly became very rich (for example - by winning a lottery) and I would like to talk to somebody, who won't think something like "why don't you give me like 1% of your money" for even a single second?

Is this possible at all?

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answer by Lumpyproletariat · 2021-09-09T23:33:30.480Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

Have you encountered the FIRE (Financially Independent Retire Early) movement? I think that Mr. Money Mustache's blog is the most central example, though I haven't exactly been plugged into the community.

https://www.mrmoneymustache.com/

There's also a reddit I know near nothing about:

https://www.reddit.com/r/Fire/

They're a community characterized by turning their noses up at money and the things one can buy with it--they cut down their living expenses until they can afford to retire at a young age, and then do so.

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comment by Leksu · 2021-09-06T08:56:12.520Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

Can you give a bit more context about what you're looking for? Is this a thought experiment type of thing?