By Oswald Sobrino, J.D.; M.A. (Econ.); M.A. (Theo.); M.L. (Master of Latin), doctoral student, University of Florida.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Richer in Assets or Richer in Life?

Personal Finance
Personal Finance (Photo credit: 401(K) 2013)
When visiting a school concert today, I was impressed again by the great and obvious difference between lives: some live for money, others live to serve. 

I saw dedicated and enthusiastic teachers serving kids with challenging problems. I saw joy, exuberance, and success. I saw life.

I compare that to others who have staked all on the million dollar plus house in the prestigious suburb exercising a career in a profession that society thinks of as prestigious. At the end of the day, what do those who stake all on financial assets and status have? At the end of the day, nothing, nihil, nada.

The goal is not to be rich but to live a richer life. The richer life is, without question, the life of serving others and seeing them live better and happier because of you. What an obvious truth and how often ignored!

If you can influence someone in their choices, tell them the truth: the challenge is to find a richer life, not to be rich.
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