Too much of it and we lose perspective..Too little and we still lose perspective!! How much money is really enough? Who decides what is “enough”?
Wouldnt you love to own a Maybach?Or a learjet perhaps? Yet, will you be happy forever once you own these? Yes? For how long? Will all your troubles vanish?
Children amuse themselves with a new toy which holds their attention for a while–then they want another.For adults, the toys are the learjets and the maybachs.
A friend of my friend is in the last stages of cancer.She has got two kids who are 8 and 6.She is writing farewell letters to them, to be opened on their 14th,15th and subsequent birthdays.All the money in the world cannot get her some more time with her kids.
These are dialogues from the movie “Goodwill Hunting” starring Matt Daemon and Ben Affleck which I loved.. The movie won 2 oscars,16 more awards and34 nominations.
Skylar: My father died when I was thirteen and I inherited this money. Did you ever think that everyday I wake up, that I wish I could give it back, that I would give it back in a second, if it meant I could have one more day with him? But I can’t. And that’s my life and I deal with it.
Skylar: What is your obsession with this money? My father died when I was 13 and I inherited this money. You don’t think that every day I wake up and wish I could give it back? That I would give it back in a second if I could have one more day with him? But I can’t, and that’s my life and I deal with it. So don’t put your shit on me when you’re the one that’s afraid.
Will: I’m afraid? What am I afraid of? What the fuck am I afraid of?
Skylar: You’re afraid of me! You’re afraid that I won’t love you back! Fuck it, I wanna give it a shot! At least I’m honest with you.
They express my sentiments completely.They say it all.For me,money is just paper.I value relationships more.
After all as someone wisely put it:
Money will buy
A bed but not sleep
Books but not brains;
Food but not appetite
Finery but not beauty
A house but not a home
Medicine but not health
Luxuries but not culture
Amusements but not happiness
Religion but not salvation
A passport to everywhere but heaven
And finally, no matter how much money you have or you dont have, you still need four pall bearers to carry you on your last journey.