How Rich Is Too Rich?

In addition to epic views, mouth-watering food and sweet romance, the coast is well-known for $$$

Each to their own, but I personally couldn’t be happy having anything to do with such wealth. For example, the cruise ships. Wether it be owning one, riding one or working for one, to me it seems immoral. I know, I know, I’m making big calls. The way I see it, in a world where literally multitudes are going without, how can one enjoy such excessive (and that’s the key word here) fortune? Even if every penny is earned cash. Don’t get me wrong, I am not saying I am perfect nor anywhere remotely close it, I just think, it’d be nice if everyone had just enough and that’s all. Processed with VSCO with c3 preset
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Manifest plainness,
Embrace simplicity,
Reduce selfishness,
Have few desires.
(Lao Tzu)Processed with VSCO with c3 preset
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That same night, I wrote my first short story. It took me thirty minutes. It was a dark little tale about a man who found a magic cup and learned that if he wept into the cup, his tears turned into pearls. But even though he had always been poor, he was a happy man and rarely shed a tear. So he found ways to make himself sad so that his tears could make him rich. As the pearls piled up, so did his greed grow. The story ended with the man sitting on a mountain of pearls, knife in hand, weeping helplessly into the cup with his beloved wife’s slain body in his arms. (Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner)
Processed with VSCO with c3 preset(Room rates for 5 star Hotel Negresco in Nice.)

10 comments

  1. Yes, contentment is not easy to achieve. People work for their first million, then the 2nd…3rd…its all numbers and material things. At the end we can only take with us memories. We came into the world naked and nary a possession and will leave the same way.

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  2. I agree with you 150%. No one is ever satisfied with what they have. They always want more, and more. Look at today celebrities, and how they spend their money. Especially people like Justin Bieber for example. It’s disgusting. They will never have enough, and in the end when they die, and our face-to-face with God, what are they going to say to him? What have you accomplished? That is going to be something they’ll be very scared or on or I should say afraid to answer.

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  3. When I was younger, there was this sign in big letters at the city limits: ” For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Mark 8:36″ Even though I had no Christian/Bible background, it affected me deeply. There are much, much, more important things than money and things.

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