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Money matters

“There is nothing so comfortable as money, but nothing so defiling if it be come by unworthily; nothing so comfortable, but nothing so noxious if the mind be allowed to dwell upon it  constantly. If a man have enough, let him spend it freely. If he wants it, let him earn it honestly.”

~ Anonymous

World Currencies

This quote by an unknown author is one of my favorite quotes concerning the subject of money. It’s simple to understand and should make sense to most anyone who reads it. Following is my take on the quote’s meaning. In the pursuit of making money, don’t go crazy thinking about it or lose yourself while earning it. Spend it freely and as you wish but in such a way that you do good with it. If you can do this, you should be able to live a comfortable lifestyle if you’re able to control yourself from becoming a slave to money. And your overall physical and emotional state of health should improve as well. Don’t ever allow yourself to be corrupted by money and never allow yourself to be loved or admired only for your money. Remember that money can’t buy the most valuable items in life — health, time, friendship and love. Now that’s advice that won’t cost you a dime.

Nobility is more honorable than wealth

“Waste your money and you’re only out of money, but waste your time and you’ve lost part of your life.”

~ Michael Leboeuf

Even though money can be hard to acquire and even harder to keep, you can always get more of it if you’re resourceful enough. Getting more time is an impossibility and is one of the very things money cannot buy more of. So, try doing more with your time that will leave a lasting impression with many people instead of doing more with your money that probably will only benefit you. If you give more of your time and money, then you will leave a legacy that is to be desired. Remember to have enough money to last a lifetime.

How do you know when you are rich enough?

Portrait of Lao Zi (Lao Tzu)

Lao Tzu

“To know you have enough is to be rich.”

~ Lao Tzu

Are you rich because you have lots of expensive clothes, handbags, shoes, jewelry, a fancy car and money in the bank? Or are you rich because you have a happy, sincere heart; friends and family who love you; good health; a smart mind; and a clear conscience? I have known many financially rich people in my life in America and in China but none of them could ever buy love, happiness or health with all their wealth. I would rather be rich in my heart than with money. Some of the “richest” people in the world are the poorest ones. Are you rich enough?