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Slag BS: Six gun & Fountain Pen (12) RE: BS: Six gun & Fountain Pen 13 Jan 11

When you have enough money to meet your basic needs, that defines your baseline. Above that comes wants and desires. When you have enough money to invest it's like having a person to work for you, a slave if you will. If you have a large enough investment to meet your basic needs you are well off. When you have enough money to control the money-making enterprise you might be considered rich.   "Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me. They possess and enjoy early, and it does something to them, makes them soft, where we are hard, cynical where we are trustful, in a way that, unless you were born rich, it is very difficult to understand." F. Scott Fitzgerald

The more wealth the more power and the more power, the more wealth. The thing feeds itself. How much do they want? All of it. And why? How should I know, I'm not rich, at least not in that manner. I don't want the power or the responsibility. I 'm rich in other ways, in better ways. Riches are external to a man and someone who has devoted his life to money has nothing inside except greed and lust. I can't relate to that. If you tend to who you are, to your virtues and honor, creativity and art, to your family and relationships you will have a wealth that most of the rich cannot know in much the same way we cannot know them. They can pretend to all the virtues but their quest to dominate is everything to them.

Just be sure your bottom line is not something you can assign a dollar sign to.

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