“What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.”
~ Bob Dylan
As soon as a person believes that money is the definition of success, they have bought into the greatest illusion that ever lived. Money isn’t success at all. Money is simply that – money. It’s a necessity for sure, but it certainly doesn’t measure true wealth.
There are those who will read this and vehemently disagree with me. That’s okay. My only response is to ask – has money ever made anyone truly happy? I don’t think so. Money makes you comfortable. It buys food. Pays for a place to live. Provides a means for transportation.
But the one thing money doesn’t deliver is happiness.
Ever read on the news about a famous actor or singer who committed suicide? I know I have. They have tons of money, but they lack happiness. It’s proof that money is shallow. It doesn’t provide a foundation for joy and contentment. It only provides the basic comforts that are needed to survive on this planet.
Don’t get me wrong, I would love to have piles of money. Not to buy anything and everything I ever wanted. I would love to have money so I wouldn’t have to worry about the necessities. Piles and piles of money would allow me to enjoy those people in my life who I don’t get to spend as much time as I would like to with. I would write more. I would savor the moments spent with my husband instead of my time spent at work.
You get the point.
Happiness isn’t found in money. It’s found in family.