Being preoccupied with making money is the start of unhappiness
Throw a stone at a group of investment bankers and that person is likely to be an unhappy one.
Being financially conscious and having responsible spending habits is one thing, being preoccupied with money is another.
There is nothing wrong with beinge conscious of our money and budgetting in order to have enough for retirement while making as much as we can.
But remaining long-term in a job we detest because of the money is a different matter altogether.
Singaporeans are pretty money-obsessed people who don't mind doing that.
Doesn't help also that cost of living is so high and public housing prices are not likely to go down to affordable rates.
We need to see money as a means to an end.
Even if we need to make ends meet, there has to be a balance between making money and living our lives as fully as possible.