Warren Buffett Says This Is the Rule He Would Live By to Be Happier, if He Could Start All Over Again
Money is important, but not the most important thing.
In a 1998 lecture to University of Florida MBA students, business magnate Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, fielded a host of questions on investments and valuations before a thoughtful student asked, “What would you do to live a happier life if you could live over again?” According to the Oracle of Omaha, “The way to do it is to play out the game and do something you enjoy all your life and be associated with people you like. I work only with people I like.”
This article quoting Warren Buffett has an extremely high ratio of wisdom to words:
- “I work only with people I like” (See also Never work with jerks.)
- “you will move in the direction of the people that you associate with”
- “associate with people who are better than yourself”
- “you’re the average of the five people you spend the most time with”
- “not having close friends is just as bad for your health as smoking”
- “if you’re still putting up with people you don’t like just for a paycheck, it’s time to make a change”
What’s your take?
Do you agree? Do you walk Buffett’s talk? Or is this easier said than done?