If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich. –Tao Te Ching
Money changes people; some for the better, but most for the worse. In midst of the looming government shut down and the economic impact that it could have on the lives of many people in the Virginia / Maryland / D.C. Metro area, I’ve been thinking about about money.
I will never forget a conversation I had with my good friend Matt Rohring, who once told me that there is a point in life where making more money makes you miserable. I like how simple and profound Matt’s theory is, and he’s right too, the more money we have the more we want, subsequently thrusting us into a hamster wheel of dissatisfaction with life.
It is when we realize that we have enough that we are truly rich. Material wealth isn’t what we need, it’s wealth of one’s state of mind that is the most valuable asset we could possibly posses. Now, while I’m not recommending that we literally mimic what Granny from Loony Toons is doing in the above image, I am recommending that we realize how disposable and insignificant money really is.
We are all rich in our own right, to understand our own wealth though we must first realize that we already have all we need.