The Woz didn't want to deal with riding any of those swings.
"Part of my happiness is not to have worries, so I sold it all — just got rid of it — except just enough to still experiment with," Wozniak says. He is interested in using bitcoin to pay for things, he explains.
Wozniak, a lifelong engineer, wrote his own formula for happiness when he was 20. Back then, even before he came into his own significant wealth as the co-founder of Apple, he decided that laughing and being happy is more important than gathering wealth and having yachts, he says.
"It if I died and had all this wealth and yachts and all this stuff, would I be as happy as when I laugh? And I thought about pranks I played and jokes I had told and music I would hear that would make me smile, and I came up with my formula that life is about happiness," says Wozniak.
Wozniak says he does what he can to minimize frowns. He doesn't fret about bad things happening, doesn't argue and, apparently, doesn't trade bitcoin.
"This kept me so happy, to this day. My mind just kind of floats in a state of happiness and I just don't really have a lot of always being upset," he says.
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