Lifestyle is important because it reflects directly on us in terms of how we choose to live and how we design our lives. The question to ask ourselves is: Are We Living Well? Many of us have learned to earn well but have not yet learned how to live well. To live well we must pursue the art of sophistication.
Sophistication is as much a cause of wealth as it is a result of wealth. What is sophistication? It is becoming more knowledgeable, refined and cultured about what is important to us about our lives and how we lead them. We learn to find our own happiness. Failure to find happiness in the past affects our current income. Happiness is part of the cause and wealth merely an effect.