We need just enough air to not have to worry about breathing.
More air than that doesn’t make us better off. We need air to survive, but we don’t live to breathe.
Time and again, we have learnt that we just need enough money to not have to worry about money. Additional income doesn’t lead our lives to become more fulfilled. And yet, our behaviour doesn’t align with this knowledge.
Money is like the air we breathe. It is essential to our survival, but we don’t live merely to make money.