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Old 07-15-2019, 10:18 PM
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Default Comparison of two systems

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I’ve read many articles on “being happy” and being happy while being “rich” by definition. Turns out, having more $$$$ than a “comfortable level” where one can afford to pay all the bills and have enough left over to indulge in things for the “soul”, having even $ millions on top, sadly doesn’t make one any more happy at all.

I know, hard to believe but it is true. Problem being is that the bigger more expensive “toys” are no more satisfying than the lesser but already useful and pleasurable ones. A Sophia owner may dream of Sasha, a Sasha owner dreams of Alexia and so it goes... Then there are those that buy the Wamm and are bored because there is nowhere to go after that.. It doesn’t seem to be the right answer at all.


Wise words.

I informally surveyed a few friends recently to ask what they defined as “rich”

Net worths in the sample ranged from very little to many millions.

Those with a little, universally said $1 million net worth was “rich”...multimillionaires seemed to place a figure at multiples of their current net worth.

In other words, it’s almost universally “more”—-

This quest can be a slippery slope to never fully enjoying what we have...chasing the dragon indefinitely.

My favorite quote by Theodore Roosevelt fits here:

"Comparison Is the Thief of Joy".

Others who truly enjoy along the way- between upgrades are blessed indeed. (Others always looking for “more” tens to miss the now...I have been in both camps).

In contrast, contentment can be had for much less.

I love my gear, and toys, but I’m finding wisdom in seeking gratitude and not looking for the latest and greatest. The “very best” of 10 years ago is quite good when we consider the beginning of time

Back on point, I derive a lot of pleasure from my secondary system (Sonus Faber Cremonas and McIntosh MAC6700). In many cases, I spend more time with that system than my main rig with B&W 800s and all McIntosh separates.

The main rig is obviously better...but not to the degree of magnitude of the price difference.
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Secondary System > MacMini > Wireworld USB > Mcintosh MAC6700 > Wireworld > Sonus Faber Cremona
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