Originally Posted by Comet
I know a lot of succesful people (own private jets and stuff) and they tell me the same thing. "Go buy a Ferrari, worry about being responsible later, enjoy life while you can, fuck women while you don't need viagra" <- actual quote
OP: Success is basically being able to do what you want to do without feeling anxious doing it.
Stop looking at the next guy, don't try to keep up with the Joneses as the old adage goes. You'll drive yourself to insanity.
For a lot of people I am what people want to be, and I look at other people and say "wow, I want to be this guy". It never ends, it's never enough no matter how much you make. Find things YOU like and not for what it would look towards the asshole next door.
Success is a state of mind. I know people who feel more successful than me with so much less than I have
While I totally agree with the quote for guys like us, he's made a decision to start having kids and raising a family. That's not the kind of commitment you make, and then say, "Well now I'll go buy a Ferrari and bang women." and I know you didn't mean for him to take it literally but he's got 18-20 years ahead of him of being responsible, and making financial decisions that aren't going to screw him down the line.
IMO the car is an unnecessary drain of money that should wait until he's graduated college and knows how much money he'll be making. I understand really wanting to keep it though, I've been there, and does depend on your payments. My e92 was surprisingly cheap.