Ever notice how the ones saying “money and fame aren’t the answer” tend to have both?
It’s probably true, but having them sure makes it easier to explore other possibilities.
When you don’t have to worry about money you can worry about what you want. Instead of bills or food you can worry about whims, impulses. Fanatasies and aspirations. You can do all that without money to, in fact there’s a certain edge to be had from monetary struggles if you’re also struggling towards something more. But it’s easier to say “money isn’t the answer” when you have plenty of it.
Money is a tool and in this life you’re handicapped without it. The more the merrier I say.