Rich in money but poor in freedom.
I'm sure that most rich people would agree with me here.
Just like I'm sure that no poor people would agree with me here.
And when I'm talking about poor I don't mean people that are starving.
I'm talking about people who can still afford to live a relatively comfortable life.
So here's the thing...
The more you have, the more time you'll spend worrying about not losing what you already have.
And the more you become a slave to your job, your business, the stock market, the things you own and on and on and on.
Rich in money but poor in freedom...
And when you're poor you're constantly worried about the things you don't have.
That job you don't have.
That thing you can't buy.
But you can go for a walk on the beach in the middle of the day.
You can hang out with your friends whenever you want to.
Poor in money but rich in freedom...
I know it's a cliche.
Because it's true.
So what can we learn from this?
Well, everything and nothing...
We always want what we don't have.
And once we have it we start to realize that the things we thought we needed aren't really the things we need.
And the things we already had are the things we really need.
Rich in money but poor in freedom?
Poor in money but rich in freedom?
[Related: I stopped giving a shit a long time ago]