I don't have less than I ever have; but I've had hundreds of times the income that I've had this past year in the years before that. I didn't seem to enjoy the modest income I had then. I only wanted to make more and more and more money.
Now, it's true, I want to make a decent wage in the future, and I don't care if it comes . . . .from my skilled labor, or where it comes from; but right here and right now; I'm appreciating what I do have, and enjoying life more, and more consistently than probably ever before. Maybe it's wisdom setting in in my late 30's??? I dunno.