More Riches than We Can Imagine
I have had a conversation with a number of my friends as of late in regards to having wealth, especially for those of us that are in our mid-twenties. We feel this need to have as much of our life put together before we get married or even think about marriage. We also feel the need to have everything materialistically in order to be considered successful. We live in a society that tells us that we must have it all to succeed. That the more material wealth we have, the more important and more fulfilled, we will be in our lives.
The truth is that this obsession with material wealth is what harms us. We try to bury ourselves in objects hoping that they will make us happy and when one object doesn’t make us happy we look to purchase or obtain another material object. It turns into this vicious cycle until we are so unhappy with our lives that we don’t know what to do with ourselves. We fall into a void, becoming unhappy with our lives.
Don’t get me wrong it is nice to have material wealth to support yourself, but just like anything else in this life, it must be in moderation. I also understand for all of you guys out there that you want to be able to support a family and to buy nice things for your wife and kids. However, your family will remember you more for the things that you did then the objects you bought them. This goes for women as well. It’s okay to have material wealth to an extent, but when it rules your relationships with your family, then something needs to change.
Those memories that you make with your family will be more important than the toys or gifts that you give them. I don’t know about you guys but I can barely remember the toys my parents gave me when I was a child, I do however remember the trips that they took us on. I will remember those times for the rest of my life. Memories make us richer than we can ever realize and there is no capacity for it!
The Minds Journal Editorial came out with a quote on their website that states, “Destroy the idea that you have to be constantly working or grinding to be successful. Embrace the concept that rest, recovery, and reflection are essential parts of the progress towards a successful and ultimately happy life.” How we live, our life is up to us. If we let the need for material wealth rule our lives, then we will never be completely happy. Learn to take a step back from it all and evaluate your life, you might need to make some changes if you aren’t as happy as you want to be.
There is so much more to this world than material wealth! We live in this beautiful world that has so much to offer us! Take the time to explore it; take the time to meet new people. The riches of the world will always be there, but the fortunes of memories won’t be unless we go after them. It is up to you on how rich your life is. It can be full of material wealth that sits in your home, or you can create memories that you will remember for the rest of your life. Whatever your choice is, you are richer than you will ever be with material objects.