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« on: July 04, 2014, 19:23:44 »

Just a quick question...

What does being wealthy mean to you?
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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2014, 20:08:35 »

Just a quick question...

What does being wealthy mean to you?

To me, being wealthy means doing the things you love while you can. If you have a job that you love doing, not for the sake of a salary, but because you enjoy it, then you are wealthy. If you have a family, or choose to live alone, and you are happy, then you are wealthy. Whatever makes you happier makes you wealthier and wiser each day you do it.  grin
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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2014, 20:27:12 »

That reminds me of a quote from Anthony Robbins, Darkdog:

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“Success is doing what you want to do, when you want, where you want, with whom you want, as much as you want.”

His idea here seems to be that wealth is really the freedom to do what you would have done had you no external pressures or needs dictating your actions. For some people, that requires a lot of money, others manage to do that on far less. It isn't really tied to how much you have at the time.

There are some musicians, for example, who would rather be doing anything but touring for money, and though they are in an envious position to some, their own personal experiences of it are not that rich. Still others are out there performing because it is in their very blood to do it, and would do so without any other compensation at all. It is clear which of these two kinds of musicians Anthony would call wealthy.

Not the only kind of wealth of course, but that is one person's interesting perspective I think.
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« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2014, 20:30:58 »

Those who can find joy and happiness everyday in the little things, who stop to smell the roses, who look at their glass as half full and not half empty, walk with love and gratitude. I pity many rich (by money) people who end up overdosed, being miserable most of their life because they have not learned how to be appreciative, value what they have and use it in a constructive and not destructive way.
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« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2014, 01:45:21 »

Absolutely nothing, if you're talking about money. It's nice to have money, but it's a human thing.

Wealth to me means having all the people you want in life.
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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2014, 07:51:15 »

To me wealthy is having a lot of money , its not nesseraly the same thing as being  happy .  Money can buy one stuff that makes one happy .  Not ever thing that makes one happy can be bought  with money tho.   
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« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2014, 12:55:22 »

(Humanitarian) wealth is maximised when the feelings from the heart are balanced with the logic from the mind in doing whats required to keep everyone around you happy without any personal remorse.

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« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2014, 14:49:10 »

What does being wealthy mean to you?

Wealth to me means to be able to do what I want whenever I want it, without needing to bother with other tasks that I don't like but have to do to pay for my living expenses - now and in the future. This could be being employed and having a job that really (!) fullfills me and that I like, it could be being selfemployed with something that I really (!) like. It has nothing to do with money and especially not with the ability to buy status symbols that almost everyone these days so seems to be after. I'm not defining myself by my material properties, since this stays here when I leave anyway ...
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« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2014, 10:01:02 »

wealth is whatever you define it to be, I feel. consequently, it means attaining what is important to you in your life. For some people this is happiness, for other people its perfection even if at the cost of happiness, etc.

for the average person wealth would probably equate to money, because money does matter whether we fight that notion or not. If you're subsisting on your paycheck then you are probably working overtime and making less time for loved ones/ favorite activities, so money probably correlates to the majority of personal definitions of wealth.
Bruce Lee went after his dream to be the most amazing martial artist, but he was only able to train so much because he didn't have a 9to5 job 5 days a week. He made movies so his $/hr rate was way higher than most ppl's.


To me wealth is lucidity. It is something i value very highly because I grew up in a family that has some total psychological breakdowns and not being lucid is a great fear of mine. The way I think is built around achieving that.
Some people go around lying to other ppl to improve their image or take drugs because they feel good. I personally don't care about happiness, what i'm into is achieving my personal definition of lucidity.
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« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2014, 10:47:46 »

(Humanitarian) wealth is maximised when the feelings from the heart are balanced with the logic from the mind in doing whats required to keep everyone around you happy without any personal remorse.


What an absolutely wonderful, tight description of local wealth and how it affects the local crowd.

This, to me, is what it is all about. Without understanding this, the wider description eludes...it has to proceed from a local level.
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