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Does Being Rich Make You A Happier Person
WILL THIS REALLY BRING HAPPINESS?
YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE RICH TO BE HAPPY
HOW RICH ARE YOU?
First, I must tell you I am not rich by any means, but does being rich make you a happier person? There are so many people in our world that are rich, but do you think they are truly happy with there lives?
Many of us are rich in others ways, such as being in love with that one special person in your life. Something such as being in true love is worth more than any amount of money to me. To have someone love you the way you love them is the richness so many people have and that includes myself and my wife. Rich in love I call it. Others may think differently, but as for me I am happy just chugging along in life and trying to be a happy person.
As we all know, money is not everything. I know plenty of rich people and a majority of them are not the happiest people in the world. Why is that you may ask? There seems to be something missing in their life. Although they have financial security and all the money in the world, that one thing is still missing. If I ask them what is wrong, they seem to not have a answer. Something lies deep within that they can't really explain or doesn't want to explain.
I think, and maybe I am wrong, but what could a person so rich want or need that they don't already have in their life? They have plenty of money, but still very unhappy. They continue to make more money and then more money. You can only spend so much and buy only so many things and sooner or later there is nothing else that you can buy except to upgrade what you already have.
No one that is rich can take that money with you when you die. The upside is that their families will benefit from his/her achievements and richness, although that is not a good thing either. The reason being, if you were left tons of money from your parents and you are still young, the child or children will not grow and develop the way they should. What I mean by that is that they will not know how to work for a living as we all do because they were handed their money out of the goodness of others and won't learn responsibility in their life. Things become too easy for them and in my personal opinion that is not a good thing.
A sadder thing is that those children that inherit financial security may blow the hard earned money that was left to them within a few years and wind up with nothing if they are not careful.
PLEASE don't get me wrong. I am not downing any one that is rich. I look up to them for their achievements in life. I am not felling sorry for myself because I am not rich. They worked hard to get where they are and to have financial security. Years ago I wished that I were rich, but now being older I have found even if I were rich I wouldn't be any happier than I am now, in fact I might be very unhappy. That sounds odd to say, but in my case I believe it would be true and many other people may think the same. If you have everything in life and all the finest of things money can buy what is there to look forward to in your future years, besides making more money?
Life to me is about being happy, loving others, helping others and just enjoying life in general. It does't cost any money to smile, laugh or just be a happy person.
The point I am trying to make here is that you don't need to be rich in order to be a happy person. Being rich is wonderful to those that are, but if you ask a rich person what their life is like having so much money, they just may say to you, " I am rich , but not a happy person even though I am rich."