Nothing means anything until you put a meaning on it.
Everything can mean nothing.
Nothing can mean everything.
What these things mean to a lot of people:
Money – necessity, a good life, handbags, apartments, cars, travel
Work – definition of who you are: I’m an architect, I’m a journalist, I’m a CEO, etc… A place where you always look up and try to climb up the ladder, for more money and power
Power – from work, from ruling others
Apartment – a place to own
Marriage – (in HK) an extravagant wedding, expensive rings
Wedding – (in HK) needs to be expensive to have face, people must pay to go
Kids – lives (to parents), must-have (to married couples)
What these things mean to me:
Money – food, rent, drinks, books, travel, a whole bunch of meaningless things that I don’t really need
Work – dictatorship, a place where I get money, where people gossip, where things happen without reasons, where nice guys finish last and psychopaths rule, where it’s not about how capable you are but who you know
Power – from within
Apartment – a place to live in
Marriage – a piece of paper, expensive rings
Wedding – (in HK) a show where you charge and people pay to watch, clothes changing a million times, 5 push up bras
Kids – cute small human beings that people are obsessed about, centre of gravity for parents’ lives to revolve on