I remember exactly two years ago when I was still in the rat race, while I was getting coffee during break time, I heard some of my officemates talking about people who were rich like they were the scourge of the earth. It was like they were blaming rich people for their woes which in my opinion is totally wrong.
After I had put sugar in my coffee, I immediately walked away with mug in hand to avoid a clash of ideas. I really wanted to voice my opinion against what they were saying but I was able to control myself, fortunately.
As I walked back to my desk, It occurred to me that these guys might never become rich because they hate rich people.
The logic behind this thinking is if you hate rich people, then you definitely don’t want to be like them. If you don’t want to be like them, then you most certainly won’t think and act like them and this will happen either through conscious or subconscious decisions that you would be making.
Am I making any sense?
Of course, people who get rich at the expense of others is a totally different story and should not be admired or emulated.
There is nothing wrong with becoming rich…
I firmly believe that there is nothing wrong with becoming rich as long as it is for the right reasons and purpose. In fact, it would actually help put us in a better position to make a difference in this world we live in.
Nevertheless, I have not lost hope for my officemates, I believe that all they need is just a change in mindset. Believe it or not, I once had the same thinking before, similar to what I mentioned in my previous post: Is it really possible to gain financial freedom through real estate investing?
Lastly, I would like to quote a line mentioned by Bo Sanchez during a recently held Think Rich Pinoy Seminar:
“The ultimate purpose of getting rich is to be a blessing to other people.”
Don’t you agree?
I was inspired to write this after my wife shared something very similar and I remembered that I already wrote something like this before. I checked and was surprised to find out that I wrote this in my old blog exactly 2 years ago today. What a coincidence!
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