Money, money, money… It’s what makes the world go round, or so that’s what instilled at a young age. But where’s the line, how much is enough, and is this drive for richness, clouding the other ‘more’ important facets of life?
Let’s not take away the fact that money is what puts the food on the table, but if you’ve got a million, what does another million mean to you? In another well crafted piece of literature, entrepreneur and Coolfidence.com founder Ronnie Apteker digs into the money realm. And using some unique examples, shows why money should not get the better of your time. – Stuart Lowman
By Ronnie Apteker*
What is the point of making more and more money? If you are financially independent, then what does another million dollars mean to you? And if you say it is about power then think about this: to your children you are a God – show them your power – be a better parent. Don’t trade quality for quantity.
Spend more time with your kids instead of making more money that you don’t even need. If you can do this then you are more powerful than you could ever imagine.
Real power means putting others ahead of yourself. Your children and family should be ahead of anything or anyone, especially any amount of money. But it is all easier said than done. And yes, coming from me, a guy who is not a parent yet.
I remember reading an interview with Janet Reno a decade or so ago when she was out here from the US. Ms Reno said that she is sick and tired of the American tax payers moaning about the fact that so much of their tax dollars are going towards building prisons. She said that the real problem is not about rising crime.
The real problem is that the kids of today never see their parents. They are misguided and unloved. She said that if we spent more time raising our children properly then we would not have to build prisons. Wise soul.
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