Successful Or Rich

Q: Which would you rather be, successful or rich?
A: I'd rather be successful. Success comes in so many ways, but to be rich, you get greedy and keep wanting more because what you have is not good enough.

To me, if you treat others with love, kindness, etc. then you are rich in heart. Living life every day striving to be financially rich makes you a gold digger and it makes you look desperate. Many people can spot those two and are repulsed by it.

I would never be attracted to a man whose goal in life was to be rich. There are other more important goals to strive for. Making enough money to pay the bills and give you some nice things should be enough for you if you have it. Striving for more money can taint your way of thinking. Be happy with what you have and strive to be a better person. Having money won't make you a better person. Money itself does not make you a better person. It is a bartering system of shapely metal, paper and cloth that this world fixates on and that used to not be in existence in this world at all.

Yes we need money to survive, but to wake up every day wanting to be rich is a killer of the mind. You can be successful and not be rich. You can be rich and not be successful. I'll take being a success over being rich. I have riches in my heart when I treat others kindly and lovingly. And I have money but I don't obsess over it.

I have friends. I don't credit them as to why I do or don't have things in life. If someone does or does not like me romantically, I do not credit it to how I look or how much money I have or how many material possessions I own. That is immaterial to what matters.

Wanting enough money to have a nice life is one thing. Seeking every day to be rich, and then wrongfully asserting that everyone else wants to be rich too just to justify your greed, is something else.
blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti
36-40, F
Sep 14, 2012