The real measure of your wealth is how much you’d be worth if you lost all your money.
I’ve always believed that you can only really know someone’s true character once their money, clout, popularity and friends are taken from them. It’s easy for people to be many things they really aren’t when they are safely behind their life’s possessions and ego. Until you have lived your life without anything to hide behind, you will never know your true character. Strive to be a good person with or without anything to hide behind.
“Anyone can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathize with a friend’s success.”
~ Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish Dramatist and Poet
Achieving success is what life is all about. If you’re not doing all you can to help your friends become more successful, then you’re not a true friend of theirs. Help those you trust and like do better in life and see your own life become more successful. Just be sure you’re helping close, trusted friends who won’t abandon you after you have helped them rise to success.