Again, another gem stolen from Taleb:
At any stage, humans can thirst for money, knowledge, or love; sometimes for two, never for three.
I extend that with a theorem: You find your philosophical roots in one of the 3, and that determines the outcome of endeavours in your coming years.
Choose Knowledge, and you'll have the flexibility of picking between Money and Love at will.
Choose Love, and you'll go on the slow but consistent road to having it all.
Choose Money, and you'll bankrupt yourself trying to reach the other two.