Have you ever heard someone say, “Being rich is bad”? I hope you are not, hahaha, let me tell you that this is the thought that ended the success of many people and even entrepreneurs. Let’s learn a little more about this topic!
I want to start by explaining why many think being rich is bad. And we’re really only going to address a few points because there may be more reasons.
Why do some people think being rich is bad?
Among the many reasons people think this way are the following:
- It’s an excuse to justify your failure. They just didn’t succeed at some point, and rather than admit it and keep fighting, it’s easier to say that wealth is bad.
- It’s an excuse to justify your laziness or something like that.
- You have seen the negative example of people with money and think that being rich means greed, exploiting the poor, people drowning in vices, etc.
And I think that of all the last point is the most influential. It is no secret to anyone that the ruling classes of our society are the richest people. And over the years it’s been these people that have done a lot of harm to people in our class, so that doesn’t seem like a good model.
Another good reason is that money corrupts people very easily. And it’s that many don’t get addicted to drugs because they don’t have to pay, others don’t go to brothels because they don’t have to pay, etc. But if they have the money, they’re more enticing, or they just have access to what always wanted, but money was an obstacle. This is a very strong reason why we can think that being rich is bad.
So is it bad to be rich? Not at all!
And the reason is simple, there are poor people who have the same behavior as the wicked rich. There are poor people who are greedy, only we don’t see them as tycoons but as criminals. Another example is that there are poor people who exploit those who are even weaker than them. There are even vicious poor people who go into debt, steal, murder… to fulfill their carnal desires. So this evil is not just for the rich.
What if you need to prepare your mind, your heart… because we can’t deny that having good finances can be a lot easier, but that’s something else.
Why isn’t it bad to be rich?
I want to make a spiritual point because many say that being rich is bad. And I don’t want to expand and just ask you, is God looking at your money or at your heart? When you look at our hearts, and that’s how it is, it doesn’t matter whether you’re rich or poor. Even when we study the Bible, He always wanted and wants you to want for nothing. So if you are spiritual, you don’t need to worry.
On the other hand, wealth provides you with resources that you can use to feed your family and help others in need. I do not think so.
Saying that being rich is bad is like saying politics is bad. Many will think that if it is bad, but politics itself is not bad, then the hearts of the men who make politics are bad. Being rich is not bad, bad is the heart of the man who misbehaves.
There are many things you can do with money, like having a business that serves the basic needs of a population. If being rich is bad, why do you enjoy the food produced by the company of these “bad men”? Makes no sense. Being financially prosperous is not bad as long as you are prepared for it.
Why think being financially wealthy is bad?
First, because the thought that having lots of money is bad will make you not have it. So you won’t do anything to get it, and worse, you’ll do anything not to have it.
But that’s not the worst thing because it’s your life and you do what you want, hahaha, the worst thing is that this culture is passed on to your children. And there a mentality of poverty is passed on that ends not only with your personal success, but with that of a whole generation.
You need to break down that mental fortress. Having money is not bad, on the contrary it is an opportunity to do many good things in your life and in the lives of many people.
I just ask you one question: would you like to help the poor children you see on the streets and on TV? I think money could help them a little more. Is it bad to have money? I do not think so.
So I want you to get that thought out of your head. Do not do business with a poverty mentality, but with a millionaire mentality!
Now for the end…
… I want to motivate you to take action and be successful. Think of all the good things you could have and do if you had lots of money. Get inspired by the people who would benefit in one way or another. If so, I’m sure you’ll have more reason to believe that being rich is a good thing, not a bad thing, as many say.
Without further ado, I can only say goodbye and wish you the greatest of all successes. A big hug! See you next time!