On Wealth

Money and possessions aren’t the only measure of wealth.

Having or not having the latest smartphone, a wardrobe of designer clothes, or a shiny sports car doesn’t say much about your happiness, health, relationships, wisdom, or freedom.

How much you earn doesn’t reflect how much you enjoy life, or how much people genuinely care about you, or how much you’ve done for others.

The pursuit of wealth itself isn’t necessarily bad. It can be a noble path if it is earned by creating value, enriching others, or if wealth is used to benefit the greater good.

But look at any millionaire or billionaire and you’ll see that having a lot of money doesn’t automatically mean your life will be more fulfilled. If money comes at the cost of living the life you want (instead of the life others want you to want), then it is a high price to pay.

Your net worth is not your self worth. Your bank balance has little do with what your true value is, or how rich you really are.

There is so much abundance in the world, the ones who are really wealthy are the ones who make the most of it.

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2 thoughts on “On Wealth

  1. Nice post Jessica. Just a comment, if it is not too much trouble. I assume that you want to say ‘ If money comes at the cost of living the life you [don’t] want […], then it is a high price to pay’. Otherwise the sentence does not have sense (at least for me).

    1. Hi Cèsar, thanks again for your comment. Reading it over, I’m sure that ‘If money comes at the cost of living the life you want…’ is correct, meaning ‘If having money costs your ideal life/if you have to pay with your ideal life to get money’ then it is a high price to pay. I hope this helps, looking forward to hearing from you again soon!

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