So you want to be rich, huh? Well, what does that mean to you? To have lots of money?
Well how much is "a lot" exactly?
Millions? Billions? Just a couple thousand to cover the bills?
Ya know 'cause there's a homeless dude on the street, living under the bridge, pushing around a cart full of dirty clothes and lighters that thinks YOU have a lot money, that thinks you're rich.
A Washington to you is a Franklin to him if you catch my drift.
I mean being "rich" is really all perspective. I think it's the idea of "I wish I could have more."
It's longing, wishing, waiting, and hoping for some sort of upgrade in materialism to make your life "better."
Look, I want you to understand something important.
This is life. And this is as good as it gets. No better, no worse. It's what you make of it that truly makes you "rich".
No amount of dollars you have or ever will have is going to make you any happier.
If you're unhappy while poor, you'll be unhappy as a millionaire.
If life is shit now, then if you ever won the lottery or somehow struck it rich, life would still be shit...but with money.
Sure, there are less things to worry about with ENOUGH of it, but how much is enough really anyway?
To a starving kid in Africa, frankly, you have MORE than enough. You have plenty.
You think you're struggling to pay bills? Imagine struggling to find food.
But we always want more, don't we? It's never enough.
When will we learn to be satisfied with what we have?
It's interesting. We like to think as billionaires as greedy heartless bastards.
Yet here you are, reading this, probably from a smartphone or maybe computer. Meanwhile, some family out in a desert is walking miles just to get a few liters of water.
We like to say, in regards to billionaires, that "they should be charitable." But are you?
How much are you giving away of your money to those less fortunate than you?
We say "If I had that much money, I'd have to give it away."
But look at the wealth you have now. Such a luxury to be able to read this from the screen on your device. It's not something you need. Heck, you even have running water in your house. And you have the audacity to want a new phone???
Perhaps we're no more or less moral than these bastard billionaires and we're all just...human.
It's human nature to be selfish.
Now to clarify, I don't think what billionaires have done to corrupt society is justified or moral. It's fucking terrible to say the least.
But the point I am trying to make is that no matter what level of wealth we as human beings manage to achieve, there's always more wealth we're seeking after.
Materialism never leads to satisfaction, but somehow we're pre-wired (maybe even collectively convinced as a society) that it does.
If you had the nicer car, fancier house, and classier clothes, you'd want even nicer, fancier, and classier. You'd want better. You'd want more.
But that's why it's important to look beyond the material of this world and into something deeper.
See the richness you already have.
There's no price tag you can put on love, laughter, and companionship. There's no dollar sign that can be in front of self fulfillment.
How do you be rich by being lazy? You ask. Well the lazy thing would be to say "Fuck it. I already make enough. I already have enough. I already am enough. I don't need anymore"
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