Fulfilment in Life.

@BYOLA2871 (4373)
South Africa
May 7, 2008 12:40pm CST
I read the story of a wealthy man who fought and laboured hard to become famous and rich. At the age of 45 he was already accomplished and has achieved a high level of financial affluence. However, at the age of 75,he was said “Here I am successful and very rich but yet am so empty I feel my life is going nowhere”. I often hear people say they want to make all the money they can make .Now the question, is when you achieve the financial affluence, are you going to be fulfilled or will you still feel empty like this man in question? is money the issue for you or the satisfaction of a fulfilling life?
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@goldeneagle (6775)
• United States
7 May 08
I think it is hard to have one without the other. Money is important to people, no matter how much they claim that it isn't. I think it would be a lot easier for me to live a more fulfilling life personally if I were a little more financially stable. Then I could take the fishing and hunting trips and things of that nature that would make my life more fun instead of having to work all the time. Money isn't everything, and there are definitely some rich people who are a lot more miserable and unhappy in life than I am, but I know my problems would be compounded and life would be a lot more difficult if I had less money than I have. In turn, I would have a little less stress in life if I had a little more in the bank to rely on.
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@BYOLA2871 (4373)
• South Africa
9 May 08
you are very right money helps to get things done but it is not the ultimate for us,many wealthy do have more problems than the less wealthy but the bottom line is to have a balance between both,as you can only be fulfilled when you can do what you love to do at the time you want to do it and of course with less sweating.
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@olivemai (4738)
• United States
8 May 08
I do not have money as a goal! I do not think it is fulfilling but will lead to an empty life like the one you mention! You will probably not be able to trust anyone since so many people will be after your money! Giving it away would be fun, especially if you do it anonymously!
@BYOLA2871 (4373)
• South Africa
9 May 08
wow1nice and true,when you have money you have many friends who you can never trust because they are only there because of the money you have or can offer ,it becomes difficult to have people tell you the truth everyone will be out to have their own unfiar share of you,what a life we live?but i must admit that it is necssary to have enough money,its a problem to be poor.
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