I've noticed a few threads on this forum that have gotten me thinking about life and happiness in general. There's a thread about winning a million dollars and another about money buying happiness. Both I feel fail to address the actual question of what in life is important. I think a million dollars can go a long way towards solving a lot of the money issues people on this forum face but it is not the end all be all. For me my family is important. A degree of self-sufficiency and preparedness for disaster is important. Without my family, I'd lose most of my drive to work hard and achieve. So I pose the question to you all, what's important in life?