Social life is overrated, focus on shaping your life into something special and you'll find yourself attracting good people without effort. Oh, and don't forget that you can meet a lot of great people by volunteering with no fees or dues involved.
Exactly. Very well said.
That is my concious plan too... Once you get to a certain financial level, you will find attracting the good people effortleslly.
1) Former poor life filled with lots of average people
2) Current getting rich life without people
3) Future gotten rich life with lots of high quality people
So my issue is with nr.2... How do you know you're not going into an extreme? How do you know when you're being a workaholic. And is there some sort of middleground. The truth is, when balanced, you get more done than when you push and work 16 hours a day (oddly enough).
But that's where the problem is. You keep reading stuff like "people who are loners, justify their poor social life as being part of their career" or "people find something to work on and say socializing is just overblown, you don't really need it, in order to avoid" etc... Etc...
So its kind of a double-whammy. You're torn between "Am I a former geek who's trying to make up for it by being a workaholic and"... "Sacrifice is needed to achieve higher levels, you're sacrificing average now, so you can enjoy extraordinary later on"
Thanks for the volunteering idea! I totally forgot that those activities tend to draw in a higher profile of people. That's just the kind of practical idea I like. Any more you can think of?