In my line of work I come across a lot of financial independent people. They are nothing special, simple the same as the rest of us. They do seem to be more relaxed and overall a little happier. How can this be, money doesn't buy you happiness. This weekend I was working with such a person and she had a great way of explaining. Out of the 100% of stress in life, 80% of it can be resolved with money. So if you've educated yourself about money and it is no longer an issue, you can use a 100% of you energy to resolve the 20% of stress left in your life which is the stuff that really matter. That would be your relationships with your friends and family and such matters.
Wouldn't it be great to be able to see the bight side of life in all situation because such a large portion of life's stress at been taken care of.