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How Can I Be Rich?

Updated on January 12, 2011

"In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of." Confucius

This hub was made from a request on my hub: Lakshmi, Goddess of Money.

How can I be rich?

We'll talk about wealth and how to attain wealth.

The real question should be, "How do I get rich with minimum casualties.

How can we be successful and remain humane and honest.


I was in the bicycle business, owning my own store for 16 years.

Stay tuned for the end of this hub.

I will explain how to make 1 million dollars in the bicycle business.


But first, how should people conduct themselves in this quest?


Be true to truth.

Be true to yourself.

Be true to your family.

Be true to your friends.

Be true to the benevolent God.

All that matters should be drawn to you.

Precious metals and money are not wealth.

Positions in the societies in this world are not wealth.

This world is rife with fraudulent perceptions of success.

If we are counting money, we can't see the flowers and birds.

We defraud ourselves with thoughts of how we can cure problems.


Yet - we see destitution. We see famine. We see children dying. We see war.

We assume that if we hold the keys to alleviate problems that there will be less suffering.


If there is a benevolent God, in control, we should not have to assume God's role.


Has God installed the Rothschilds, Rockefellers, Bushes to ease world suffering?

Apparently not.

Unfortunately, I am to assume that our world at present, is in Evil's grip.

In the winter of my life, I see no change in "wealth", position, or condition.

Our wealth is good healthy food, soft winds with beautiful fragrances, and the beauty of flowers. We are rich to see birds, animals, and other animations of life that amuse us like friends and warm strangers.

I have no idea how to become wealthy as "society" defines wealth.

I see the wealthy and the powers they wield and the destruction and suffering they cause.

I suggest you avoid wealth if at all possible.

As a great Man once said, "It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven."

That can be easy for anyone to say when the wolf is not scratching on the door. And the wolf is howling and scratching at most doors while the rich have fences and gates.

It's so easy for me to say so many things that will seem to be just another star in the heavens to dream on while the world seeps further into a confusing ice-age of confrontation, noise, degradation, and suffering.

I have no answers. I can only repeat words I'm told that are wiser than any I can conjure. "Love your brothers and sisters as yourselves." Do unto other people, as you would like for them to do unto you." "Try to love your enemies."


Pray as your God has told you:

"Our Father Who is in heaven, Hallowed is Your name. Your will be done, On our planet Earth, regardless of predictions of world destruction, may Your will be done. Regardless of predictions from world leaders, scientists, the religious, the experts. May Your will be done on Your Earth as it is in Your heaven. May Your kingdom come on our planet Earth as it is in Your heaven. Please give us healthy water, food, and air to live better for You. Please forgive me/us of my/our sins, debts, trespasses. Please help me forgive those who owe me, who are indebted to me, and have sinned against me. Please remove the temptations and footfalls that keep us from being the best for you that we can be. Because this is all Your kingdom. It must be Your will. I hope this is forever. I praise the benevolent God."


With our feet on this path, I think we will be rich.


God bless!

Micky Dee



"Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship." Buddha

"It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness." Thomas Jefferson

"It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver." Mohandas Gandhi

"He does not possess wealth; it possesses him." Benjamin Franklin

"Ability is a poor man's wealth." John Wooden

"He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature." Socrates

"If a man is proud of his wealth, he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it." Socrates

"The first wealth is health." Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The greatest wealth is to live content with little." Plato

"When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost." Billy Graham

"Wealth is the ability to fully experience life." Henry David Thoreau


People pray to gods for the assets, property, power, ornaments.

Ploutos, according to wikipedia:

PLOUTOS (or Plutus) was the god of wealth. In agrarian Greece he was at first associated purely with bounty of rich harvests. Later he came to represent wealth in more general terms.

Ploutos was a son of Demeter, the goddess of agriculture, who bore him after lying with the hero Iasion in a thrice-ploughed field. He was blinded by Zeus so he would distribute wealth indiscrimately and without favour towards the good or the virtuous.

The god was usually depicted as a boy holding a cornucopia filled with grain in the company of his mother Demeter. In sculpture he was often shown as an infant in the arms of either Eirene, the goddess of peace, or Tykhe the goddess of fortune.

Ploutos was identified with Plouton, the god Haides in his role as the deity of the earth's hidden stores of wealth who was also depicted with a cornucopia in this guise.


Many people pray to Lakshmi, Goddess of Money.

Lakshmi, according to wikipedia:

Lakshmi, is the Hindu goddess of wealth, prosperity (both material and spiritual), light, wisdom, fortune, fertility, generosity and courage; and the embodiment of beauty, grace and charm. Representations of Lakshmi are also found in Jain monuments. Mahalakshmi is said to bring good luck. She is believed to protect her devotees from all kinds of misery and money-related sorrows.

Lakshmi in Sanskrit is derived from its elemental form lakS, meaning "to perceive or observe". This is synonymous with lakṣya, meaning "aim" or "objective". The Hindu Sacred Texts Vedas call Mahalakshmi as Lakshyayidhi Lakshmihi which means she is the one who has the object and aim of uplifting mankind.


You might pray to the "Capitalistic System" or Wall Street. Many do.

This method requires more cunning than labor.

It still will be easier for a camel to go through the eye of the needle than for anyone to master this scheme.

It will be easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for you to make it to the top tier.


I think you should read some more of my hubs instead:

A Sincere Poem Of Apathy

The Affluent Blues

Prostitution

Jealousy Is A Poison, Envy Is A Sin!

The Poor Rich Man!


How do you make 1 million dollars in the bicycle business?:






Start with 2 million!

~Micky Dee~

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      Shelvajay 6 years ago from If You Know Me Personally, You Know Where I Am...

      This is a good read. Thanks for sharing.

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      God bless you Shelvajay!

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      Linda Rogers 6 years ago from Minnesota

      Micky Dee-Thanks for your inspirational hub on how to get rich. You are right on with your point here that being rich has nothing to do with money. Thanks for sharing this with us in a time when so many corporations and companies are getting sucked into the evil temptations and corruptions for the almighty dollar.

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      God bless you Minnetonka Twin! From the sound of things, it's getting rough out there. Stay warm up there!

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      Ingenira 6 years ago

      Great Hub, Micky...

      getting rich is about ... getting rich in what ? Monetary, health, happiness, family and friends... :) which matters most ?

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      justom 6 years ago from 41042

      Brother, you are a speaker of the truth and a wealthy man. Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power." Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

      "People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent." -B. Dylan Peace!! Tom and Justin

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      Yes Ingenira! In what? We should invest in family and friends over the toys. God bless!

      Yo Brother Tom! Amen! I'm in your choir. God bless brother!

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      Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      If all people on this world would think as you, this world would be certainly a paradise: nature well preserved and people happy and healthy.

      Thank you for this touching Hub, love and peace.

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      Thank you for your sweet heart dear Tatjana-Mihaela!

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      rar 6 years ago from Olathe, KS

      Amen. Wealth is not about the money. It's our family, friends, and experiences that make our lives rich.

      I've heard the bicycle line in a slightly different form:

      Q: How do you make a small fortune in the bicycle business?

      A: Start with a large fortune.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This is great Micky.I like the quote of how to make a million,"Start with two million"You continue to tell it like it is.Until people with wealth start spreading it around,i see America continue to slide.We're getting closer and closer to a country where there is only the wealthy and the poor.The middle-class is growing nonexistent,little to be done unless people wake up and start living what they preach.Thank you.

      Love and Peace

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      BobbiRant 6 years ago from New York

      Well, what can I say? Now that you have given me the formula to be rich, I can go off now and 'be rich' I love this and love the chart: the pyramid capitalist system very much. Great hub loaded with much wisdom.

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      rar! You have to have that large fortune to make that small one! Especially in the bike biz.

      Thank you dear Always Exploring Ruby! It's a little funny - the bike business. You promote a clean machine. You want to promote physical fitness. You want to make money.

      But - you work very long and hard for money. The building size for bike repair should be large and that means large rent. Mechanics snort fumes. Etc. God bless Ruby!

      I know you're pretty rich BobbiRant! Your husband feels that way!

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      Chris Merritt 6 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      I particulary like the quote

      "When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost." Billy Graham

      Micky, from my short experience of you, YOU are very affluent with Charactor.

      I vote up for useful.

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      God bless you CMerritt!

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      Dave Mathews 6 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Mickey: I have often found myself wishing that I was wealthy and the second I finished the wish, I would find myself thinking of how I would dispose of the wealth. Fact is I will never be wealthy at least not financially, but I have wealth beyond means in life and God.

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      Mentalist acer 6 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

      The oportunity to be content seldom comes in a moneybag,thanks Micky.;)

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      It's all true Dave Mathews! All true!

      Yo Mentalist acer! I'd rather be riding my bike. God bless!

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      Martie Coetser 6 years ago from South Africa

      Here I am again, Micky, in full agreement with you. Yes, our wealth is healthy food, soft winds, beautiful fragrances, flowers, nature, and our abilities to love and serve our fellowman.

      Best poem of the year: How do you make 1 million dollars.. LOL!

      Just to please my free and sometimes contentious spirit I need to say that the world is not at present in Evil's grip... it has been in Evil’s grip since humans came into existence. For all we know it was the case in the time of the dinosourus’ as well.

      This is a hub that gives an interesting perspective on wealth’s relation to evil. God bless Micky!

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      amillar 6 years ago from Scotland, UK

      If we know what you know Micky, we know all we need to know.

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      So many great quotes in this hub Micky and all of them ring true. We come into this world with nothing and we exit this world taking nothing with us. But what we accomplish while we are here will live on, and I am not talking about piles of money. That is nothing. What can be done with it to help others is something.

      The curl of a leaf, a summer breeze, the song of a bird, the warmth of friendship...you know the most important things and share them willingly with others. Thumbs up Micky!

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      jandee 6 years ago

      Ah! Plato! One of my favourite men.....thanks Micky

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      vietnamvet68 6 years ago from New York State

      Brother Man this is beautiful, that's me just happy to have my wonderful wife, food, water, listen to my birds and share Gods glory that's all i need GOD BLESS you Micky

      Peace to us all

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      DavePrice 6 years ago from Sugar Grove, Ill

      Bravo brother - you are the richest man I know! And no one has wielded his wealth with as much humility and grace and honest human love as you. God bless you Micky!

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      charmgirl 6 years ago

      Loved the Capitolist pyramid. I have spent my whole life avoiding being rich and I've made a very good job of it too! Peace.

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      This is "SUPER HUB", very inspiring and give us some motivation on how we don't need a lot of money to be rich. I thought money is not everything. of course we need money. But the main wealth is health, peace of life, humble, always smiling and the most importantly is the kindness of our hearts. True wealth is if we want to help others.

      No one can predict when do we all become rich person. Everything could change on just a few minutes. If we poor now, a minutes later we can be a rich person. Who know? But if we are rich now, we can be the poorest in just a few minutes.

      My uncle, I give my smile for you. I hope we can be a wise and good person....amen. Cheers...

      Your nephew, Prasetio

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      richtwf 6 years ago

      This is a great hub Brother! Who needs to be a slave to Mammon? I don't!

      Money is a great slave but a poor master!

      And how can I be Rich? I already am, but I am a poor Rich with mental wealth!

      God bless you Brother Micky!

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      God bless you all very much for your wonderful comments.

      Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

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      50 Caliber 6 years ago from Arizona

      Wow, bro' I cannot say what I was going to sat as Nephew Pras has blown me out of the water! I'm not rich in money, just in friends and Brothers like you and nephews like Pras! Man I so want to grow up to be as kind and wise as he is! peace and much love, dust

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      Michael Murchie 6 years ago from Parts Unknown

      Oh my god, how could I have been on Hubpages for more than a year and NOT read any of your wonderful pages. This was just fantastic, uplifting in the extreme and beautifully written, thank you for making my evening.

      Its going to take me a while to read through all your content, but I am for sure going to give it a go.

      Once again, thank you.

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      Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain

      I adore that final picture of old -age bicycles., not to trivialise the the great content of your hub., just love the picture and you, Micky x

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      Lee Barton 6 years ago from New Mexico

      Love the Pyramid of Capitalist System and your punch line at the end! Great hub!

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      Wesman Todd Shaw 6 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

      I think that I am rich, living in my rv, just so long as I've got a decent computer, beer to drink, and friends to read and talk to :-;

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      Thank you Lee B. That is a cool poster.

      Keep warm Wes! You've got great work to do! I love your latest about Monsanto!

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      epigramman 6 years ago

      ....well I am already a rich man - I've had the pleasure, the honor and the privilege of knowing you Mister Sir Dee of Mickey - and I sure hope that you will continue to stay here - your people need you - and I'm sure you need us!!!!!

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      I sure need people like the epigramman! God bless you bud!

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      katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

      So true and so good, being rich has nothing to do with money but being with money allows a good man more options to do real good! Beautiful and much appreciated. :) Katie

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      Doug Turner Jr. 6 years ago

      Health above wealth always. Great quotes and great write. That capitalist pyramid picture was perfect. You rock, Micky Dee.

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      Audrey Kirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

      Love the images, Micky and well done, indeed. I imagine we all spend a lot of our lives chasing money or trying for things instead of qualities such as love, kindness and charity. Points we should probably think of more often....nicely done!

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      Allen Werner 6 years ago from West Allis

      I read this several times just to ingest it all. It's so wonderfully creative. In the end, richness and wealth is really just a matter of who you are standing next to each and every new day. Some days I appear to have more, and other days a bit less - but all and all - it is usually the same. It is the way I am perceived by those around me that actually defines it. Perhaps people with a lot ought to try mingling more with people who have hardly anything - then they wouldn't think they have anywhere else left to climb. Peace

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      Yo katiem2. If we ever get any money we'll be responsible.

      Doug Turner Jr. Yes sir. No health would sure dustract from health.

      Howdy akirchner. Let's keep a good attitude of charity.

      A M Werner, I can't imagine what my life would be like if I couldn't be animated and cordial to people who have less. God bless you bud!

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      fucsia 6 years ago

      I very like your message of true wealth.

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      mysterylady 89 6 years ago from Florida

      Micky Dee, I really loved this hub. It did not say anything I had not thought of before, but it said it so well! Your quotations were perfect.

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      Christopher Price 6 years ago from Vermont, USA

      Mickey my friend, you will be gratified to know I have followed your advice and have fully succeeded in avoiding any semblance of wealth. It seems to be the one thing at which I truly excel! :{)

      Peace bro.

      CP

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      FirstCommunion 6 years ago from US

      Everyone wants to be rich, and that's why I love reading this blog.

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      CheyenneAutumn 6 years ago

      Being consumed in the quest for riches leads many to lose the true wealth of this world. A life filled with those we care about and who care about us... and that wealth keeps growing... with interest.

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      Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

      I am so glad to be back here on HP, I have missed reading your hubs Micky and this one was a treat.

      So much I agree with and also so much I learnt. I loved the closure;

      'How do you make 1 million dollars in the bicycle business?'

      'Start with 2 million.' Brilliant and another worthy of all buttons pushed.

      God Bless you my friend!

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      lea86 6 years ago

      Somehow I really want to understand the meaning of wealth, now I get a little bit of insight and realize money and power are not exactly the wealth; but love, peace,health, happiness, contentment, and God are true wealth.Thanks for sharing!

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      God bless you all!

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      Freya Cesare 6 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

      Great message, King Micky! I am really proud that I know you! ^_^

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      Oh Freya! I am so really proud to know an angel like you. God bless this Freya!

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      akuigla 6 years ago

      According to Solomon "The Wisdom" is the most precious of all things and most difficult to attain.

      It seems to me that you have been touched by true Wisdom!

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      akuigla - thank you. I just have to keep my feet on the ground- and my ear. God bless you!

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      epigramman 6 years ago

      ......well I always come back to revisit the classics - and to say the day I met you Sir Dee of Micky I became a rich man - indeed!

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      twentyfive 6 years ago

      I am already rich coz I've got a friend like you ;)

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      God bless Epi! I too in meeting you.

      God bless twentyfive. Stay warm and stay twentyfive.

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      TINA V 6 years ago

      This hub is full of wisdom that is beautifully written. I agree with what you wrote ---

      “If there is a benevolent God, in control, we should not have to assume God's role.” This is 100% TRUE! Sometimes we worry too much that we try to find solutions without even remembering God. We unconsciously try to replace His wisdom with our own.

      I also like this quote: "Wealth is the ability to fully experience life." Henry David Thoreau

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      ariasnote 6 years ago

      Well Micky Dee...you've done it again! Taken us from wanting, to just accepting. I like your spin on wealth. I guess I am wealthier than I thought...thanks to your insight on the matter. I do notice the things of nature and those around me, and try to love and respect others as to who they are, although I may not always agree with them. Thank you so much for putting it in a true perspective. Money isn't everything anyway...if you don't have love. : )

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      tinostar 6 years ago from Doha, Qatar

      wow! wonderful hub! I wish i could think like you.

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      Tony McGregor 6 years ago from South Africa

      An awedome Hub, my brotherman! Really awesome. Jumped all over the buttons and will come back to jump some more!

      The touch of a hand, the sound of a voice, the music that moves me - these are more important to me than any silver or gold.

      At the same time I will do whatever I can to ensure that others get to enjoy the same things, because far too many don't have that option. Mainly because some want more silver and gold than they could ever use just so they can have it. That makes my enjoyment of the wealth I do have a little less than it could be.

      Thanks for this really great Hub - and I will be back, of that you can be sure!

      Love and peace

      Tony

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      2uesday 6 years ago

      I find it difficult to pen a comment,as so many have said good things here which I would echo. Well done another good hub, voted up.

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      Quietest Moments 6 years ago

      Good evening my friend.. I was doing my thing this evening and then. ..Micky!!!??.. is he still a hubber??.. I had to run in and check on ya.. phew.. so glad to see u r still here.. lol.. and of course great hubbing as always.. I love being rich!!!. in friendship and love that is.. .. be well Micky, I got an eye on you Mister.. LOL

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      Audrey Hunt 6 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      A truly magnificent hub written by a truly magnificent man - Micky Dee! This quote, ""Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship." Buddha" is one I truly resonate with. You have covered some "rich" points. I do so like your "The Lords Prayer". I have to say that meeting you and "getting to know you" have been a rich and wealthy experience for me. Love you, Micky!

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      ImChemist 6 years ago

      Thanks for sharing your good information and that nice pictures , i rated you hub useful.

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      Chibuzo Melvin Mobis 6 years ago from Biafra

      "Try to love your enemies." even Fidel Castro said it and from his kind of governance,i came to realize that good governance comes from the heart.He proved it by not trading Cuba like the past and present leaders of Nigeria.

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      God bless you Rossi! Fidel and Che hardly did a thing from selfishness. They saw a better world. God bless Che and Fidel!

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      Ten Blogger 6 years ago

      Micky : Wonderful to visit your hub in a long time. Very good read. I have been a little lazy in creating new hubs.. I see you have kept it going..Keep up the good work. Cheers !

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      God bless Ten Blogger! I'll check you out anyway. God bless!

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      Hummingbird5356 6 years ago

      Yes, health is the most important thing, and more valuable than money. We cannot get our good health back if it is lost. So to have good health is certainly to be rich.

      Another good hub, Micky.

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      Thank you dear Hummingbird. God bless Hummingbird!

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      Laura Arne 6 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      Dearest Micky Dee,

      True wealth is having a true friend like you. I love you buddy. Love is all. Money is crap

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      Oh Healing Touch! You hit it on the head too my dear. Thank you for being the beautiful person you are. God bless!

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      agusfanani 6 years ago from Indonesia

      I like this hub very much, specially the way you give the readers positive values to be rich physically and spiritually. An awesome hub !

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      sligobay 6 years ago from east of the equator

      You express yourself through the chosen words of great humanitarians and human beings including Jesus. To be content with little has been the wisdom of the ages and yet I am only now learning. The wolves are still howling at the door and the door is yielding to their paws.

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      God bless agusfanani! We all need those values. Let's be rich in the best way.

      sligobay! You make my day. God bless you. "The wolves are still howling at the door and the door is yielding to their paws." Let's push the love for humanity.

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      SomewayOuttaHere 6 years ago from TheGreatGigInTheSky

      ...good hub...funny, how i just assume most of us already understand....HD Thoreau - i like his quotes myself...

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      Yo SomewayOuttaHere! You're right. We assume everyone has gotten the message. They have gotten the message. Reaffirmation? My goodness. The problem is our capitalistic system keeps reaffirming the position that we are to be selfish. It's really okay to trash a business opponent. It's okay to invade another country for "resources". It's just business. Well that "business as usual" leads only to hell. It's will be a path to nothingness. Capitalism, the way we have it, is insane! It is not okay to trash another brother in anything. Wealth requires responsibility. God bless!

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      Sa`ge 6 years ago from Barefoot Island

      The richness of a heart filled with love

      the wealth of a mind that cares enough to touch souls with a smile that soothes pain and draws back a smile,

      this be the truth of wealth and richness in any person! anything else is but weight as lead by the side of a roadway leading to nowhere!

      Danced to the stars my dear. hope them buttons still works :D hugs :D

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      epigramman 6 years ago

      .....well everytime I hear from Mister Sir Dee of Mickey - I am a rich man - everytime I go to his hubs - I am a rich man - and for the rest of you here at Hubland - you too are rich men and women - Sir Mickey we all thank you - because it's the simple things in life which mean the most - and simply put - you mean so much to all of us!!!

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      Thank you dear Sa'ge. Life is but a vapor. Things are things are things. Things have weight. God bless you Sa'ge.

      Yo Epigramman! Thank you bud for those warm words. God bless you buddy!

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      Audrey Hunt 6 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      I absolutely love this so much...this is my third visit. Each time I read it, it just gets better and better! And I...become richer and richer. God bless you my dear and wonderful Micky!

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      Oh dear vocalcoach! You always make my day. God bless you dear heart!

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      Annie 6 years ago from NewYork

      One Love Micy Dee love this one

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      Hi Darknlovely! One love my Darknlovely!

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      Joy56 6 years ago

      why was i not surprised, you had been in the bycicle business......

      Love this hub, it is all true, and you went to so much trouble to write it.....

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      Thank you dear Joy. I think we have to repeat ourselves and rededicate ourselves. God bless you Joy.

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      Barbara 6 years ago from Stepping past clutter

      hahahaha, start with $2 million??? Oh Micky Dee, you are priceless!

      You shook me as I began to read. It seemed you were actually striving to achieve wealth. I should have known. I love the twists in this hub. And the quotes.

      Over the weekend, I concluded there were two reasons to become rich. One, to pay off my children's student loans, which will take wealth. The second reason was to be able to run a Foundation for some cause I felt committed to helping. Obviously, I am not God and cannot eradicate abuse or hunger-- your quote has been duly noted.

      Hugs, dear friend. I need to edit all my Where's David hubs into less time-intensive pieces. Meanwhile, I enjoy reading your bicycling tidbits. Keep up the good work.

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      Laura Arne 6 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      Mickey Dee

      How do you get rich? By building connecting friendships with lovely human beings like Mickey Dee. You are rich because you know what is important in life. Your humble and down to earth. You are grateful to God for all that you have. I think you know money creates hell on earth and happiness is living within our means and being grateful for what we have. Your the real deal my friend.

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      Storytellersrus!!! Absolutely! "The second reason was to be able to run a Foundation for some cause I felt committed to helping." I often wnated to do just this. I will answer the question, "What would you do if you were rich?" in this very fashion. I would indeed set up a self perpetuating money maker for "relief" of the poor and hurt. I sure would. God bless you Storytellersrus! If we hit that big lottery, let's do this.

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      Dear Healing Touch- it is always so beautiful to see your beautiful avatar here in MD world. I do love you and that twin of yours! God bless you dear one! You are so right! "money creates hell on earth and happiness is living within our means and being grateful for what we have" - God bless!

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      Barbara 6 years ago from Stepping past clutter

      Micky Dee, I will be sure to call you, should such an opportunity manifest, lol. You are awesome. Story

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      well Micky- you've once again done a great job... makes me want to do a hub for this one, and get teh word out for this awesome hub.

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      Bijosh 6 years ago from from the cosmic sea, sustaining life and radiating purity.

      Micky, It's yet anther great hub. I liked this post very much. I am aspiring to be a rich man but I don't know how to do that. Your hub sheds much light into some be attitudes one must possess in order to be rich.

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      I'm with you Story!

      Hi Rebecca! It's always so good to see your avatar. God bless you!

      Bijosh! Let's be rich in what matters. God bless!

      Health is our wealth kethyjewel. Let's eat well and well! God bless!

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      prey 6 years ago from places you should hope we never meet

      It never ceases to amaze me how [while unaware] you can give me the healthiest dose of a reality check, that guarantees 2 things for me

      a million dollar grin

      and two

      a million dollar dose of hope

      I love You

      Kimberly

      xo

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      I love you too Kimberly dear! Let's be good to each other. Let us Prey!

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      jasonycc 6 years ago from South East Asia

      Listen when the Truth Seeker speaks... it not about the money. Alright then, Richness has many forms. You almost got me with that twist of yours.

      Love the quotes too, Micky.

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      gkjand 6 years ago

      Amazing article Micky !

      Some of the methods and strategy you shared are practical they are pretty good as well, but some I guess will not work or need lot of hardwork.

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      Yo Jason! Let's stay rich bud. God bless you!

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      Systememperor 6 years ago from UK

      Nice advice. Could you check my view on this "How to be Rich?" and write what you think?? Thanks. Very good advice.

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      Yes Systememperor! You have great advice on your hub. Your advice will help folks be more financially secure as time flies in this financial world. God bless.

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      callmefoxxy 6 years ago

      As always; EXCELLENT. I am most partial to Socrates' sayings -

      "He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature." Socrates

      AND

      "If a man is proud of his wealth, he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it." Socrates

      AND I just love the pyramid-capitalism poster. Thanks Micky Dee.

      callmefoxxy, my pen is a mighty sword!

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      You know I love you callmefoxxy! One love my dear! "If a man is proud of his wealth, he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it." Socrates - You know that's right!

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      Paul Buckle 6 years ago

      "I suggest you avoid wealth if at all possible." As so many great artists and thinkers have done. I agree with Micky: We don't need more TVs, we don't need bigger houses, we don't need faster cars and we definitely don't need an iPad') but we do need each other and we need more hubs like this. More than half the world live in poverty; isn't it time to wake up and forget about accumulating money and start accumulating spirit? Time is short.

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      Yo McHamlet! It's so true. This world will never appear right until the Golden Rule is the new world order. There is nothing better for us than to lift our people up. God bless!

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      sweetie1 6 years ago from India

      Hi micky,

      I do beleive in Godess Laxmi.Her mode of tranport is owl and if she is happy then all the wealth of world would be in your feet but if she is unhappy with you, you would be lucky to be beggar.

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      I will take your word for that dear sweetie. I just don't care for any "things" anymore. I do appreciate nice people like you visiting. God bless you with all that matters dear Sweetie.

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      Shinkicker 6 years ago from Scotland

      Great Hub Micky

      The Monetary System is a zero sum game, always winners and losers and of course for every winner there are hundreds of losers. I don't mean 'loser' in the pejorative sense just in the sense that people will always lose out due to exploitation etc because the system is inherently unjust.

      Hilarious punchline too. LOL

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      Yo bro! God bless Shinkicker! Something is afoul with the system as it is, for sure.

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      Pastor Dr. Carlotta Boles 6 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

      You just keep blessing me and blessing me. I am rich in my Lord Jesus Christ! I am thankful for all of He's blessings!! I am slao thankful I have met you on Hubpages. A part of your life here on Hubpages, is better than nothing. God Bless you mickey Dee! Voted-up! and Awesome.

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      Thank you dear drpastorcarlotta! You are a blessing!

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      Yusuf, Isiaka Umar 5 years ago

      I am certisfied now. Thanks alot.

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      Desmond, okeke, Ezeogu 5 years ago

      great Hub Micky

      rich was a small thing, and also a big thing, so is what ever you call it that was it to you only.

      if you can only see your wife and baby and also, brothers, and sisters with good friends as a great thing truly your a rich man. take your dog as a great lion that is rich,

      people who see money as a rich thing, never be happy at all, and no time for them busy all day. rich like king GADAFI of AFRICA.

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