Ghanshyam Pal Posted 8 months ago How do you balance living practically, with reaching for your dreams? How much does material gain matter, realistically? If you need answer in couple of lines, here's what I know. One needs discipline and dedication toward one's goals. Make plans (necessary) but have the flexibility to tweak your plans with time. For real happiness, include an option for some "greater good" in your plans. And One does need money to live (live = survival + some perks) in this world.