I have often wondered why people who are not wealthy and never have been and probably never will be, write books and articles about, ‘Why It Is Unhealthy to Be Wealthy’ or “I Have Never Met a Happy Rich Person” or “Money is the Source of All Evil” and other such titles. It seems to me that most of these titles are only saying that the person who wrote them does not have any/enough money and wished they did.
Besides this, one must clarify wealth. We all can know and speak of wealth in abstract and terms other than money. Such as the wealth of food, clothing, loving relationships, shelter, health, a job, health insurance, reliable transportation, a warm house and a speckled dog. This is all true and it is also a substitute for not saying money. Or as Lewis Black, comedian said, “One thing I know about the rich, being rich, is that you can take money from me and tomorrow, I’m still going to be rich.” It’s like that.
I once read: “All I ask is a chance to prove that money can’t make me happy.” (Spike Milligan, comedian and poet) I’m kinda with ol’ Spike on that one.
I also read: “Becoming rich is hard. Staying broke is hard. Choose your hard.” (Eric Worre, entrepreneur and author)
Wealth is not the issue…it is what we do with wealth… money and other wealth as well. So, how much money is wealth? EO told me a long time ago: ‘It is when you are content.’ Wealth is the treasure that brings us our joy and contentment. But, having enough money sure helps in all these hoity-toity, gooey-looey explanations of wealth. It is not easy to be into positive philosophical explanations about wealth when a person is positively broke.
“Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.” Jesus