The world is becoming obsessed with money and everything material. By the dimensions of your dwelling, the type of car and even where you travel on your holidays, some people are attempting to go one better do their family and friends.
For me, these folks are absolutely sad. I have a friend who’s like the people above, he is always thinking of money, always talking about money. How to make it, how to spend it etc.. He’s part of a lottery syndicate, you will find about fifty people in this syndicate. When he goes out on the Saturday day, he always takes with him a piece of paper with the amounts on and a little pen. At approximately nine o’clock he phones his girlfriend and she tells him what the amounts are for that particular night. He then spends around twenty minutes checking the numbers and then re-checking to find out whether he’s any winning lines.
He then returns from the bathroom area and is requested by other members of the group about how much he’s won/lost. He has yet to have some major win to this point, this does not dissuade him yet and for another hour, he’ll start a debate, asking various people how they would spend their winnings if they ever won the lottery.
For me, the two most important things in life are happiness and health. These are two things which money can’t buy. A number of years ago, my dad became very sick. He needed to spend around five months in the hospital and he was only fifty-seven. I feared the worst, even though I had been trying my hardest to think and keep positive. I recall thinking, if I could give those doctors everything I own in the world, it still would not help him.
Happiness is the same, occasionally I have had plenty of money in my back pocket, nevertheless have been quite sad. At other times I have had next to no money and have been exceptionally happy.