It’s hard not to give into the idea that you should always choose the higher paying job, no matter what. I don’t know if it’s our consumerist mentality that tells us that if we don’t have enough money for bottle service and first-class airfare, we are “broke.” Or if it’s our survival instincts, telling us to just hoard money for worst-case scenarios. But I’ve known a lot of people—myself included—who eventually realized that money really doesn’t make you happy. Well, let me edit that: money can alleviate concerns and remove stress. Having enough money so that you don’t need to worry about paying for food and shelter is important. It doesn’t necessarily make you happy but it removes unhappiness, and that’s a big deal. Excess money, however, for a luxurious life does not make a person happy. That’s just one of the reasons you should get a job you love over a high-paying job you hate.
You won’t “live for the weekend”
You don’t want to be one of those weekend warriors who just black out their whole week because they hate it so much. The weekend shouldn’t be some light at the end of a very dark tunnel. That’s so sad.