The most deplorable poverty is that of a man who has more than he needs but feels he does not have enough. To possess money is well and good; it maybe a most valuable tool we could have but to be possessed by it is to be possessed by a devil, and one of the meanest and worst devil  who struggles much in becoming rich.  Our happiness lies in the joy of achievement, the thrill of creative effects and sharing something with others to inform, to entertain, to inspire and to motivate them but not to brag. When we die, our money remains in the bank, yet when we are still alive, many of us think that we donít have enough money to spend.

As the story goes a business tycoon in China passed away. His widow, left with $1.9 billion in the bank and married his chauffeur. His chauffeur said, ďAll the while, I thought I was working for my boss but it is only now  that I realize that my boss was all the time working for me.Ē

Misers are no fun to live with, but they make great ancestors. ~Tom Snyderr

 Life is tragic for those who have plenty to live on and nothing to live for. Our best wealth consists not in having great possessions but in having few wants. The real measure of wealth is how much we would be worth if we lost all our possessions.

 The reality is, it is more important to live longer than to have more wealth; to have a strong and healthy body. It really doesnít matter who is working for whom.

If your treasure is on Earth, you are going from it; if it is in Heaven, you are going to it.

The joy in life comes not through wealth and ownership but through a wise, loving and grateful heart. The way to get a meaningful life is to devote ourselves to loving others.

We could dedicate ourselves to creating something that gives us a momentous life by using things not by loving them and loving others not by using them. At the end, it is what we have scattered not what we have gathered that will tell what kind of life we had and how we will be remembered by whom and for what. And that is something we really have to think about.

Tim Pedrosa


Time and money are the heaviest burden of life, and the unhappiest of all mortals are those who have more of either than they know how to use. -Samuel Johnson 

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