Money changes everything, hard to dispute that and capable of being a positive life changer – too often though it seems to create a distinct personality change, a negative one – a little is good but a lot is better.
Scruples are abandoned, heritage, lessons taught when a child, and traditions become something to exploit or sell.
Billionaires have billions, yet it isn’t enough, they want more, more billions and more of the power and influence that comes with it.
Wealth is a relative thing, if others around you have little and you always have food on the table and assorted creature comforts it can rightfully be said that in comparison you have a measure of wealth.
If you live in the midst of abject poverty and yet have a ranch, horse herd, multiple vehicles, big screen tv and all the rest of that as a result of pimping the poverty as did Russell Means, that isn’t wealth – it’s greed and a great poverty of spirit.
As a people our greatest wealth has always been a strength of character, commitment to our families and communities- we would have never tolerated or enabled what we do now.
Real wealth isn’t measured in dollars and cents, having enough is a good thing – it’s the deciding and what you do with it that changes everything.