We forget that money gives its value – that someone exchanged work for it.
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Money will buy you a fine dog, but only love can make it wag its tail.
Do you consider yourself a creative person?
All of us are creative in one way or another. If you cook a meal, sketch a chart with a pencil, design a new game for kids to play outdoors, you are expressing creativity.
Some people downplay their gifts. Even though they have written original poems for family members in greeting cards, played an instrument from time to time, and danced with their spouse in the living room, they don’t think they are expressing creativity. Yet, they are.
When it comes to your life’s work, if you know what you need to share with the world and don’t do it, you’re selfish.
If you know how to:
- connect ideas in new ways for a Renaissance-type book,
- connect people that need to meet each other to do business, and/or
- connect chords in a progressive way to drive that new song that runs through your head each day…
…and don’t do it, the world is missing out on your unique contribution.
Does it matter?
Interest works night and day in fair weather and in foul. It gnaws at a man’s substance with invisible teeth.
Money can’t buy happiness, but it will certainly get you a better class of memories.
Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.