Community, Motivational

Sunday Sayings – Greed and Risk

When I had money everyone called me brother ~ Polish Proverb

“If you risk something that is important to you for something that is unimportant to you, it just does not make any sense.”

Warren Buffet

“Greed culminates in a selfish desire for something.” [The philosophy Forum]

Swiss Sweets,

He who knows he has enough is rich

Tao Te Ching

Warren Buffett, one of the world’s richest men noted that, despite his commitment to ethics, he wouldn’t rule out holding up a store if he were broke, had two sick kids at home, and an empty fridge.

But Buffett also ridiculed a suite of millionaire bankers who decided they wanted to try and get more millions. It’s foolish, to risk what you do have and don’t need.. it doesn’t matter what your IQ is, Buffett pointed out.

At what point does necessity or desire push a person over the line to behaviour motivated by greed?

What would it take for you to risk your income, house, and wealth?

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Everyone’s opinion is important. What is yours?

I find there to be profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and I marvel at the way they are so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. Mostly anonymous, they come to us from past generations and from across cultures. They speak of the experiences of lives lived and lessons learned. Quotes, like proverbs, make us think more deeply about something.

Community, Motivational

For Richer and Poorer – Sunday Sayings

Polish Palace in Warsaw
Palace in Warsaw

Weekly Proverb

When I had money everyone called me brother

Polish proverb

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“The gap between rich and poor is now at a level where Europe, at the time of the French revolution, looks positively socialistic by comparison:

~The three wealthiest people in the world today now own more than the poorest 48 nations combined!

~The top 1% owns more than half the total wealth of Earth.

We live in a world of scarcity, of needs and wants and unfulfilled dreams. And we, ourselves, are the ones who made it that way. https://northerndragon.blog/

wealthiest people in the world

  • Mark Zuckerberg. Net Worth: $61 Billion. …
  • Carlos Slim Helu. Net Worth: $61.7 Billion. …
  • Larry Ellison. Net Worth: $64.1 Billion. …
  • Amancio Ortega. Net Worth: $67 Billion. …
  • Warren Buffett. Net Worth: $82.7 Billion. …
  • Bernard Arnault. Net Worth: $83.7 Billion. …
  • Bill Gates. Net Worth: $98.3 Billion. …
  • Jeff Bezos. Net Worth: $145.3 Billion – CEO of Amazon

Do you feel that there is something fundamentally wrong here?

How is it possible to have this much wealth concentrated in just 8 names? It is beyond my comprehension what you might do with this much money. How does someone with this much wealth stays balanced? Do they see their money on only being ‘on paper?’

Would such enormous wealth corrupt you?

Wealth does not involve having many things, pointed out Jean-Jacques Rousseau, a Genevan philosopher in 1754, it involves having what we long for.

“Wealth is not absolute, it’s relative to desire. “

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

How much money do a person really desire, or need, over the course of any given year, in order to have what each might consider, a great life?

What would you do with such enormous wealth?

Weeklyquote

“Wealth is not about having a lot of money; it’s about having a lot of options.”

Chris Rock