Perception of Wealth

Your perception of Wealth will determine your path to it.

In our society, Wealth is viewed with wonder, jealousy, ridicule, disgust, derision, and scorn.  Rarely, society views Wealth as personal or family freedom.  It is hardly ever viewed as something that will enable you to provide help to others.  What if you considered viewing Wealth differently?

Most view Wealth as unattainable, so they put it aside or under them or even on a high pedestal.

Recently, I asked family and friends to answer this question: “What does the word ‘Wealth’ mean to you?” I thank them for their well thought out responses. As I expected, their answers were varied.

So let’s do this.  Let’s envision that Wealth is unattainable, way up there on a pedestal that only a few can reach.  That is a realistic perception.  But if you have that perception or a similar perception of Wealth, you have doomed your path to circle around and around the pedestal without ever being able to reach it or touch it.  In another way of explaining this, you are locking yourself into using your hard earned money to buy things.

Things are designed to take your money and never give you money back, at least not as much as you gave them. They are homes, cars, boats, clothes, electronics, furniture, etc.  All of these take money from you and never give you back all that you spend on them.  This is the same as walking around and around the pedestal but never getting ahead.

What if you changed your perception of Wealth?

Let’s say, Wealth is not on a high pedestal but walking slowly right in front of you.  You could walk a little faster and catch it.  How would that change what you could do with your hard earned money?


About Gary

I am retired, but not tired. I still want to be valuable to others. I know that others are valuable to me. After looking back on six decades, I have asked myself this question: “What do I believe?” My mind filled up. My heart started beating faster. My spirit soared. I post blogs to share what my mind is working on, what my heart believes would help others and, what my spirit is communicating to me. What do I believe, you ask? Decisions dictate your path In love, not hate In tolerance, not prejudice In health, not sickness In wealth, not poverty In kindness, rudeness In happiness, not sadness In encouragement, not discouragement In faith, not doubt In courage, not fear I have been and will be challenged in each one of these beliefs, but the biggest belief is to stay positive and not turn negative. This belief helps me maintain all of the others.

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