I was kayaking and enjoying the beautiful autumn colours with a friend recently. I was in the moment, fully aware that I would not be able to paddle the lake again until next year. And I wondered what I would do with my time if I didn’t have to work – would I paddle the waters and enjoy the bounties of nature every day if work weren’t a necessity?
I asked my friend a simple question: Suppose you were given one million dollars. Would you stop working?
Of course, my friend said that upon receipt of the seven-figure windfall, she would start to enjoy the beauty of life more and in its simplest form.