Category: rich

An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics.

Happiness is the New Rich.

Inner Peace is the New Success.

Health is the New Wealth.

Kindness is the New Cool.

The Perception of Value

Unawakened Person: I’m better than you.

Awakened Person: Okay.

Unawakened Person: No, really. I am richer, better looking, drive a better car, have a better job and live in a bigger house.

Awakened Person: (With no sarcasm) How wonderful that you have a nice house, job, and car. You are blessed.

Unawakened Person: Wait! No envy? Aren’t you jealous?

Awakened Person: No, I feel joy for your good fortune and wish you more of it.

Unawakened Person: How are you able to be happy for me when I have more than you and am bragging about it?

Awakened Person: You see my friend each of us values certain things. The things you have mentioned, the possessions and privileges are not important to me. Love is important to me. Compassion is important to me. Kindness is important to me. When one lives this way then there can be no envy of another’s material success.