Interesting Perspectives On Money

Money often costs too much. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

I love money. I love everything about it. I bought some pretty good stuff. Got me a $300 pair of socks. Got a fur sink. An electric dog polisher. A gasoline powered turtleneck sweater. And, of course, I bought some dumb stuff, too.  ~ Steve Martin

Money is like salt water, the more you drink the more you want. ~ Anton Schalhauser

Here are some perspectives designed to help us think about money. We all want more money, since society has shown us that is where our greatest power and happiness lie. Well, maybe that’s not true. If an American household earns less than $73,000 a year, (Dan Pink – Drive) then money may be a significant motivator and very important. Funny how those with real money simply give it away – or rather invest it in others who are doing good work.

I am questioned at conferences about being vulnerable and admitting mistakes at work and home, since it seems to be admitting weakness and potentially we get trampled. To get a promotion and money is to appear strong. Money is the measure of our strength and success. We can appear kind, honest, and human, but that may not create more money or attract the next promotion. Is that really what makes you happy? I used to think like a child; I was only $20,000 away from being really happy.

Isn’t having the courage to defend and promote your values against all storms, challenges, and mistakes, our greater happiness? It was for my grandpa.

We think, worry, fret, and grumble of the troubles, problems, or worries we have, and most of our problems, will not be solved with money?

Live healthy and respect your values over money. We will spend 5 times more money than we ever spent on healthcare in the last 6 months of our life. ~ Univ.Michigan, 2016

I am not sure who will be happiest, but I have learned the happiest people have learned how to serve. ~ Ken Blanchard

Happy people don’t have the most; they make the most of everything they have. ~ John Maxwell

The things that are most important in life, aren’t things. ~ Anthony J. DeAngelo

I made my money the old-fashioned way. I was very nice to a wealthy relative right before he died. ~ Malcolm Forbes

The more money and wealth I have, the more I know it can’t buy me health. ~ the late Steve Jobs

The antidote for materialism is giving. ~ Sir Thomas Browne

The real measure of your wealth is how much you’d be worth if you lost all your money. ~ Anonymous

We make a living by what we Get, but we make a life by what we Give. ~Winston Churchill

Have a Grateful Heart. Be Happy


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  1. Hello Jim, I learned a lesson about the power of money from a well-rounded estate lawyer. After decades of law practice in many area of tough law (District Attorney, Trial law, DUI’s, felonies, etc), he said the one area that brings out the absolute worst in people is inheritances and trusts; the lure of family money has created horror stories and split families widely apart.

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