I got thinking about it today while walking the pooch, in the context of a job interview. If I never had to work again, what would I choose to do?
First, I'd pay off all of my debt.
Second, I'd fix everything that is wrong with the house.
Third, I'd throw a hell of a party.
But the biggest thing I'd probably do is to start a company where I can get all of the creative, talented people I know together and let them loose to come up with cool stuff, and actually pay them to do it. As it turns out, most of my friends are creative and talented (news flash: if you're reading this, you are probably among them); I tend to shy away from the boring and unimaginative. And almost to a T, those same friends are underpaid and unappreciated.
I was thinking of a studio complex. Film and video, music and audio recording, and live performance space, and probably a dedicated haunted house space as well. A special effects studio and a computer lab with a T1 line thrown in. A motion-picture theater. A really cool grotto with a hot tub. And probably a cool house, because I'd want to live there.
The obvious point of this question is to try and establish where your heart is. That is supposed to be the thing that you should try and do for a living.
I think this means I should be a philanthropic control freak.