interesting thread. as for here, most people I know who make much money (as for being succesful in the economical sense) have 8 or 9 years of basic school. all of those who went to university and are educated don't. having said that, I think I lead a much more satisfied life than those who run after the money 24/7, despite not being as "succesful" as those "primitives" or however you call them, who drive SUVs and have a big bank account but seem to be restless all the time and want more and more and more......
I am pretty happy with what I have. magyarfoci, csajok, money to some extent, a free and absolutely independent life.
I had 2 periods in my life - workoholic and nowadays
When I was workoholic I worked my ass off and became succesfull guy. But several years of extensive working in business (12-16 hours daily, 6-7 days a week) made an negative impact on my batteries. They went suddenly low and were in need of charge so I went to Germany and worked as simple worker on construction site. Those 6 months in Germany were the best 6 months in my life, they gave me badly needed boost and I re-found my energy.
Besides the working on site, I was reading a lot of books and watching football. I loved Saturdays Flohmarkts. You can find there all the unnecessary thing of this World there. Every single item has an owner in Germany, even if it´s broken 25 yrs old video recorder. Germans don´t need dumpsites, they have everything in their garages. If they want to get rid of it they just put it next to the trash can.
I always bought something in Flohmarkt. When I found out it´s useless I put it next to the trash can, for someone who can re-use it. These things were usually gathered by scrubby-looking people who tried to sell them on Flohmarkts. Idiots like me bought it and the circle was closed.
Saturday used to be our Day. This night we always got drunk. We always found a good reason to celebrate something - birthdays, namedays etc. When there was no birthday or nameday we took calendar and found out that a week ago was Day of Earth. We had our reason to celebrate again.
A day after Saturday used to be Sunday
. We had nothing to do because you can´t work in Germany during Sundays, it´s sacred Day for them
So I woke up all my still drunk friends and took them on trip, to see all the possible football games, Oktoberfests, Canstatter Wasen, Bärenfeste and Bierfeste around the Stuttgart and God knows there is shitload of them.
I was simpleton and I liked it. Good old days.