Do you know the precious wealth you possess? Many people are ignorant about the priceless wealth they possess. If you are also one of them, read on to know more.
Do you determine your wealth only by monetary measurement? If your answer is yes, you need to quickly redefine your definition of wealth.
Wealth has many dimensions. Henry David Thoreau, an American Poet, and Philosopher have stated, “Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.”
The real wealth in life comes with many aspects of life other than money. Monetary wealth is just a part of overall wealth you possess. There is several other wealth you might possess but you are ignorant about it.
Here is a small list of what all comprise of wealth. After you read this list you will realise the hidden wealth you possess and you never knew about it.
Let’s start your wealth digging journey.
- Social Wealth
Your loving spouse, caring children, respect for parents, friendly siblings, close friends, supportive relatives, are your first level of wealth. Without them, there is no wealth whatsoever.
“The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege.” – Charles Kuralt
For a Monk, social wealth is a burden but for a regular person in society, social wealth is the key to happiness.
Cultivate your social wealth.
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- Physical Wealth
There is no wealth without good health. Health is wealth is an age-old saying. In modem day lifestyle and stress, people go after monetary wealth at the cost of their physical health. In the process, they lose both.
First, they earn money, and in the process spoil their health. Then they spend the money to regain their health.
“It is health that is the real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.” – Mahatma Gandhi
A wealth of good health can be cherished every day.
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- Emotional Wealth
“If your emotional abilities aren’t in hand if you don’t have self-awareness if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions if you can’t have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far” – Daniel Goleman.
Emotional Intelligence is the key. It is the wealth, not many possess. Daniel Goleman has clearly cautioned you about the dangers of not having emotional intelligence.
It is the foundation for success in life; be it career success or monetary success or social success.
A man without Emotional Intelligence remains poor, remains at the mercy of the external situations. Your ability to control your emotions in all situations and respond with balanced emotions is a powerful wealth.
Not getting carried away with emotions and with external stimulants, go a long way to keep you happy.
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- Intellectual Wealth
Your ability to think right. Your desire to acquire knowledge. Your passion to pursue a dream. Your impeccable character. All these are your personal traits.
You will realise the importance of this wealth when you see people around you. These are very strong and exceptional traits.
Where the right character is daily at a stake, where follow the norm is expected behaviour, where rat race is rampant, having traits which set you apart is a valuable asset. It is a praiseworthy wealth.
- Monetary Wealth
Yes, monetary wealth is also one of the ingredients of being wealthy. Money is important but your life where money acquires the most important status is dangerous. It evades happiness. It spoils many relations. It spoils your health.
It can easily turn into greed. For a greedy person, there is no limit.
“Greed is so destructive. It destroys everything” – Eartha Kitt.
Moderation is the key. You need to give equal importance to the other ingredients of your wealth.
Monetary wealth is good only if it sustains the other 4 types of wealth. It should never be at the cost of these 4 types of non-monetary wealth.
Only monetary wealth without other 4 types of wealth will not make your life fulfilling. It will not bring happiness.
There is no greater wealth in the world than the peace of mind. Work towards this greatest wealth and make your life fulfilling.
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