There is nothing more impoverishing that wealth and riches.
I have heard it said rich people will make better public servants
because they will not steal anymore like an ordinary person would.
Our recent history has proven this false
for it is those who already had millions in their bank accounts
who have shown themselves to be the most rapacious grafters.
I myself have not been immune to the greed bug.
I sometimes mask it as wanting a comfortable life
but it all boils down to wanting to have more than my fair share of worldly possessions. It is easy to be generous out of one’s abundance.
It takes real character and deep generosity
to be able to share out despite one’s feelings of scarcity.
“Take care to guard against all greed,
for though one may be rich,
one’s life does not consist of possessions.”