Real Wealth.

CA.Pravinchandra (Executive (F&A)) (2382 Points)

16 January 2011  

In 1923, eight of the wealthiest people in the world met. Their combined wealth, it is estimated, exceeded the wealth of the government of the United States at that time. These men certainly knew how to make a living and accumulate wealth. But  what happened to them 25 years later.

                                     
1.President of the largest steel company, Charles Schwab, lived on borrowed capital for  five years before he died bankrupt.


2.President of the largest gas company, Howard Hubson, went insane.


3.One of the greatest commodity traders, Arthur Cutton, died insolvent.


 4.President of the New York Stock Exchange, Richard Whitney, was sent to jail.


5.A member of the President's Cabinet, Albert Fall, was pardoned from jail to go home and die in peace.

6.The greatest "bear" on Wall Street, Jessie Livermore, committed suicide.


7.President of the world's greatest monopoly, Ivar Krueger, committed suicide.


8.President of the Bank of International Settlement, Leon Fraser, committed suicide.

 


What they forgot was how to make a life! Money provides food for the hungry, medicine for the sick, clothes for the needy. Money is only a medium of exchange.
It is good to have money and the things it can buy, but in the process of acquiring money,we don't want to lose the things that money can't buy. Money can only buy what money can buy. And in fact, the most precious things are those that money just can't buy.

There is nothing permanent in this world. Every thing changes except the law of change. Think over it from your own perspective. There are people who are so engrossed in their professional life to earn wealth  that they neglect their family, health and social responsibilities.

 

Real wealth is coupled with physical health, mental health, harmonious relationships, and a sense of connection with your source. When all of these components are met, life is a thing of joy, beauty, and total and complete fulfillment.