In a moneyless world, I would probably be doing the same with my life. I’m fortunate to have a career as a sound and light technician, and all my experiences have been very fulfilling. A career, that at one point in my life I did for free anyway, working on plays, films and concerts assuming any role – whether backstage or onstage. I’m very privileged to work in the entertainment industry.
The relationship between money and life for most people is a tumultuous one. I have encountered many people, who due to unfortunate, uncontrollable circumstances, had to put aside their dreams and ambitions of a happy prosperous life and settle grudgingly into menial jobs because it pays and they have to pay the bills. These people also had a rather bleak outlook on life and brought their bitterness and resentment with them every day. The one thing they all said to me was, “Do what you love and the money will follow.” If money wasn’t made such a life commodity, where would those people be?
“Happiness is not the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.” — Benjamin Franklin
– Mike, entertainment technician, musician, cook, family man