The greatest Wealth is those who loves and respects you :D

Philippines
July 10, 2011 10:35am CST
I never really understand this quote......at first. But then, I decided to look at my life, we were and used to be Rich or at least a middle class family. but our money slowly deteriorate because we were put to school in one of the most expensive colleges and universities, until we almost went to almost being poor. and that is like more than five years...I always ranted, If only my brother's didn't settled(family) early.. But that's not the point, probably it's not money but the people who have been in your life, that has continued to respect you and love you in all those years. But this isn't me, this quote truly describes my MOM. And being with her since my diapers I can say she has a lot of friends, it's magical and unbelievable. sometimes i really envy her qualities. even at those times that i go to church i never had her attitude, most of it are from my Dads. I know not every one understands this. but was their a time where the greatest wealth were family and friends? I hope you don't mind sharing you're stories. Have a nice day
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@bouncybug (615)
• South Africa
10 Jul 11
I absolutely agree that the greatest wealth in life is being surrounded by the people who love you. The truth is, that all the money in the world may be able to buy you possessions and experiences, but there is no point in having all those things if you have no one to share them with! It is the relationships you make in life that really make your life a success, in my opinion.
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• Philippines
14 Jul 11
Hello bouncy, During my moms painful times, the only thing she could rely on was her relatives and sisters. life was never easy but she had a hard life but for a cause and that is to achieve what she has now in her life. I feel so proud that I have a very loving and mature mom. though she is not perfect am glad i have her in my side. have a nice day
• Sri Lanka
10 Jul 11
this is not about my story but what i think is we need some money to be happy as well. even to continue our life with people who loves and respect we need little money in hand. but agreed with you about the greatest wealth
• Philippines
10 Jul 11
Hello there, Of course, she needed money otherwise how can we pay for our bills. the best thing about her is that she had a lot of friends willing to give her aide even financially. i guess she doesn't have to go through with it again, probably by next year
@angie20 (191)
• Philippines
11 Jul 11
I had been to the one of the greatest downfall in my life last year but with the help of those people who love me, I still made it up to this day. Truly, having someone who loves and respects you is a gift that can be trade or even be bought with countless amount of money. I'm just glad I have my many loved ones to cry on and even are very willing to lend their shoulders to me when I'm depressed.
@angie20 (191)
• Philippines
11 Jul 11
*can't* - typographical error :(
• Philippines
14 Jul 11
Hello coolgirl, yeah, but some people think they can, but they couldn't. have a nice day.
• Philippines
14 Jul 11
Hello angie, you see, with out them how can we move on with our lives. I believe that's why people are saying we shouldn't bother to those who hate us because it's those people who loves us that matters. well, remember to cherish them with your life, have a nice day.
@SIMPLYD (78118)
• Philippines
11 Jul 11
I find this to be very true. When i had my biggest problem before, it was my husband and daughter who taught me , that happiness is not about having lots of money. They both told me, that they can be happy just having simple life, not a higb standard of living i was used to, when i was still with my parents. Since they told me that, i adapted it until now. I realized that we can really be happy with a simple life, as long as you have your family with you, happily together, even with simple comforts in life. I can truly say, they are my greatest wealth, including my family and in-laws, because they love me as i am, not for what i can give.
• Philippines
14 Jul 11
Hello Simplyd, Yes, Family is important even though you're not at you're fame they will always be with you. for now, I am having that simple life, less complications and enjoying the benefit of having a quiet day to day routine. no noise, conversations or any kind of trouble family can get themselves into. have anice ay.
@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
11 Jul 11
Amen to that. i would love to have alot of people in my life who love and respect me. I only have a few people though. I am not sure what the problem is. I do not have a problem sharing love with anyone else.
• Philippines
14 Jul 11
Hello Steph, Having a lot of people with you is probably important, If end time comes, who are you going to rely on? it's really hard. well, you gotta becareful sharing with your problems with other people most specially if it's not you're friend there. becareful alright. have a nice day.
@jaiho2009 (39021)
• Philippines
11 Jul 11
dear LK, Now you are talking my dear brother (that's good) I am in my down moment,this moment,financially and emotionally. But I never think of anything bad,just cried sometimes when I find myself like crying.(it's long time that I stopped crying because tears dried i guess) I am not used to have a hard life,we are not rich,but I am not really used to have a hard life. But I can adjust easily ,I am a person who can mingle from all walks of life (that I think so) just don't put me in rat hole that stinks,I can't stand stinking smell) I always strive for my kids,they're the reason that I never let any problem brings me down. And I will never let anything,financial,emotional problem ever let me down. Trust GOD with all thine heart...and GOD will do the rest. And I have proven that...many times and HE never let me down,even once. have a good week my dear brother
• Philippines
14 Jul 11
Hello Jaiho Sis, Yeah, that's a good thing I guess. don't worry we had the same moment too,the good thing is that I am single indeed. maybe I shouldn't think much negative because it's not gonna look good on me that's for sure. It's hard though but recently am doing my best not to whine a lot. Have a Nice day.
@louievill (18118)
• Philippines
10 Jul 11
hello friend, reading your discussion I would agree that those who love and respect you is wealth but probably not the greatest, love and respect were gained through good qualities of the individual, perhaps the greatest wealth itself is the person or the individual, if you have lots of good traits like being trust worthy, honest, hard working, reliable, bright, righteous, godly etc...then those are greater wealth, I'm sure your mom had this, that's why she had material wealth to send you to good schools, buy a house,earn the respect of her friends and relatives, I think all the good traits in your mother combined is what you are referring to as "unbelievable and Magical". don't envy her qualities, rather we should emulate good qualities of our parents and everything else good will follow
• Philippines
14 Jul 11
Hello Louievill, But what good is yourself with your friends being there for your or some guiding you to be the best person you can be. I think she became like that through her experience, she had a hard life too when she was young and onlymaking friends had allowed her to survive. have a nice day.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
10 Jul 11
Having great wealth is not always having great amounts of money. Love and respect can be even greater rewards of wealth to have. Money comes and goes while love and respect can last you throughout your lifetime.
• Philippines
14 Jul 11
Hello sender, It's probably not something every one should be aiming. some people spent their lives helping every one and getting a lot of friends in return. that's true, love and respect with friends will last a life time. my mom had some friends that started them as parents of her former students. I was so happy that they stood for her all these years.
• Portugal
10 Jul 11
hi^^ for me my greatest wealth is my family^^ im always working a lot to help them. we are having a lot of money problems and we are all working so someday we can have a good life without worry so so much^^ my dream is to be so happy and with some money so we can help other people too that dont have much wealth too. its like people say with love only we can be completely happy even if we have a bit of money probs but if we have a lot of money and no love for sure we be unhappy. so i agree with you. our wealth is people that care about us and not what we have in things ^^ have a happy day
• Philippines
10 Jul 11
Hello sweetie. Though I would want to go online in FB and chat with you but i need to sleep early so that PC can rest too. I guess the best thing now is that our entire family is safe, with out much danger compare to other families that are threatened by crooks.have a nice day sweetie
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• Philippines
18 Jul 11
Hi Letran! I haven't been in such situation, but yes I experience such time that everything was almost gone except your friends. But I should say, you are still lucky to experience such life before when you are young. It isn't very easy to change lifestyles. You said, you used to be rich then become poor, good thing that your friends are still there to be able to support you, some friends just turn down the friendship when they know this friend no longer belong to their class.