Money is fuel – not the destination

January 12, 2009

You should regard money as fuel for what you really want to do, not as a goal in and of itself. Money is like gas in the car — you need to pay attention or you’ll end up on the side of the road — but a well-lived life is not a tour of gas stations!

Tim O’Reilly
Commencement address for the UC Berkeley School of Information, May 13, 2006

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