Desire Not Riches But Wealth
Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary defines “wealth” as abundance of valuable material possessions or resources and abundant supply, while it defines riches as things that make a person rich. It also goes further to define rich as having abundant possessions and material wealth. It appears that both being wealthy and being rich are similar in relation to humans, but a close observation will show that wealth is not only a valuable possession, but it has abundant supply. This means that when you are involved in an activity that generates a lot of money, you are considered rich, but when you create a system of activity for others to generate money, then you are considered wealthy.
one wise saying that never leaves me is “you can not be wealthy until you posses something that money can not buy” this is my constant prayer to be wealthy, not just rich.
A rich man goes and buys a cheap car from the junk yard for $1,000, fixes it up for another $1,000, and ships it to Nigeria for another $1,000. He then goes to Nigeria to sell a car that an American car dealer will buy for $50 at $10,000 and then come back to the USA to brag about how he made a profit of $7,000 for nothing. Yes, he has $7,000 cash but he is putting trash into his own economy at an inflated rate. The wealthy man and his country that made the car are still the champions. They already made their profit when the materialized idea was sold. When the idea became trash and was worthless, the crafty rich man came to buy it as if it had any value. The crafty rich man did not only clean up their mess from pollution problems, but also compensated them for an idea that was already dead. He then takes the valueless substance (dead idea/car) to his country and the idea finally dies or breaks down on the road within a year or two. The rich $7,000 man does not only put inflation in his economy, he also puts pollution there (exhaust waste and the car itself), but most importantly, expands the poverty of his people. This is because when you pay $10,000 for a car that its maker now values at $50, you are poor. You are not poor because you increased your lack by paying too much, but because there is lack of supply that is why you need to pay too much. A country that needs cars must have good supply of it by producing it or having a system in place where its citizen will not be cheated and have great return on their investment.
A wealthy man perceives a car, creates a factory to produce the car, and employ others to work in it. Soon, the society has what they need (affordable cars), his employees are getting paid, and he is at home sleeping in peace knowing very well that he has changed the life of others. Another worries about a societal problem or thinks of an environmental good, and decides to create or publish a book about it. He gets the printers, distributors, libraries, and bookstores involved. Those who like the content get to tell their friends and if he is lucky, generations will keep buying the book. It could be a painting, a hospital, a restaurant, or even a CD. Wealthy people create to satisfy a need at no expense to another. It might take time, but they always enhance their community or nation.
Need we say more, bottom line is this, richies rich people only have money,which means it can finish and they become poor, as for the wealthy,they create money, are a custodian, it can not be exhausted. so the choice is yours , what will you rather be?