I was lucky enough to buy a home at a young age of 19(Thanks to my parents whom helped me build my credit), housing market boomed in Atlanta and the value of my home sky rocketed, even with the housing collapse I can still profit $200k.
I thought about buying
a nice decent boat and sailing off, or climbing Mt. Everest. As young as I was, I was pretty ambitious and knew what my priorities are. School
, education changed my views of the world/people a lot. I dropped out my senior year to run a business and get ahead in life. Kids
at my school
were graduating and could not find a job (Top 10 engineering schools in the world). It was very demoralizing just to see my friends not able to land a job. One day I will go back just to get the title.
If I had a nice chunk of change, I would not drop everything and go sailing mindlessly. That can come 10 years from now in a nicer boat with my own family
. I'm lucky enough to have a gf that is willing to pursue my dreams with me if done in the right steps.