Blake and I were talking the other day about money. It was a pretty simple conversation but one that got me thinking. Blake asked something that to me was very profound for his young age of 26. (I keep reminding him that he will be 30 in 4 short years!) He asked if being poor is an actual state of being or if it's just a state of mind. He has a point here. I have never really thought about it like that but I think he's on to something.
After much thought, I believe it's a state of mind. Some of the "poorest" people I have met are the most happy and content people I have met. They are the most willing to give of what they have and they never talk about what they don't have. On the other hand, some of the richest people I have met seem to talk about how they don't have this or how they want that. They are the ones that seem to be greedy with their money and have a harder time sharing. They seem to always want more and are never happy with what they have.
Now, I know this is a big generalization that I am making here. I realize not everyone is like this. But, in my 22 years of life, I have found that more often than not, this has been my experience when interacting with rich/poor people.
Sheryl Crow sums this post up best:
"It's not having what you want
It's wanting what you've got."
What are your thoughts/feelings on this?