There are many ways to lead a happy and fulfilling life that allows you to do all the things you could ever dream about. I won't go into all of the ways because they are basically endless, but here is just one: get Halle Berry to pay you $16,000 a month.

Now, granted, of all the ways to lead a happy and fulfilling life, this one is very, very difficult. I will allow that. But one man, Gabriel Aubry, Berry's ex-boyfriend and father of their six-year-old daughter Nahla, has managed to do it, so attention must be paid.

Berry is trying to change this, and not that I can blame her. Take it away, TMZ:

TMZ has learned ... Berry filed legal docs asking the judge in their custody case to reduce her monthly child support obligation from $16,000 a month to just over $3,000 a month.

Halle claims in her legal docs ... Gabriel has stopped working and is content to live off of the child support, and that's an abuse of the system.

She notes Gabriel is perfectly capable of getting a job ... and by reducing the support it will allow 6-year-old Nahla to live a comfortable life ... supplemented by his income.

This is nothing against Halle Berry, of course, and I'm not claiming to know if Gabriel Aubry deserves $16,000 a month to care for their daughter who is under joint custody. All I'm saying is that being paid $16,000 a month by Halle Berry seems like an extremely good way to live.

I'm a blogger.

[photo of Berry and Aubry in 2007 via Getty]