I'll get to my point, but have you no patience skip to the end. Earlier today I stumbled upon the realization that my major/prospective career (Architecture) is not as lucrative as I previously imagined. Now don't get me wrong it doesn't pay terribly, but compared to the salaries of other professionals $50,000 is fairly low. Initially I was upset, "Funny that all the Universities neglect to mention this" I thought to myself. However, after some clear thinking, I realized it was never the money that interested me. I am passionate about architecture, and feel that I can help people and make a difference with it. In my opinion enjoying what I do is much better than waking up one morning when I'm 50 years old only to realize that I hate my life, regardless of wealth. Okay SO, more to the point of the thread, I also realized that I do not need very much to be happy. A place to sleep, a computer, food, a pair of running shoes :smile:, transportation, friends, a small amount of spending money for things like CDs/movies/books, a few recreational activities, and a good relationship. Perhaps I am being naive and usual idealistic self, but this is what I have decided upon. Here is my question: what things, material and non-material, do you fellow LPSG'ers need to be happy?