Hi there! It sure has been a loooong time , so glad to have you here. This is the second part of something I posted here some time ago about wealth so do well to check it out first through this link Wealth  before going on with this one. So in the last post, I pointed out the fact that money isn’t exactly wealth and that one has riches doesn’t necessarily mean he isn’t poor, what then is wealth? and who can be considered to be truly wealthy? Here is an acronym I came up with for wealth.
The dictionary defines wisdom as the ability to make a decision based on the combination of knowledge, experience and intuitive understanding. The point is not to just acquire knowledge but knowing the right application. A wise old man is far richer than the rich young man, I tell you and so is the wise young man richer than the rich old fool.
Most people believe education is limited to schooling, to being literate but that is so wrong, being literate doesn’t equate to being learned. Education is not about going to school and learning to read and write, it’s learning from anything and everything around you. It’s getting enlightening experiences from day to day incidents. Like Albert Einstein said – “Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one learns in school”
- A- ASSOCIATION
A ‘poor’ man with 5 real friends and family to rely on is more wealthy than a ‘rich’ man with a hundreds of fake friends. The man who helps 5 people with the little is has is more wealthy than the one who has surplus and has the opportunity to help 10 but doesn’t. “The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and ability to affect those around him positively” – Bob Marley
- L- LIFE
Obviously, life is wealth. Of what good does material possessions do to a dying man? The one person living a life of love is at that moment richer than the one that already has a prognosis of few months left.
- T- Talents
Wealth lies in each and every one of us in terms of gifts, talents and potentials. They say the most wealthy place on earth is the graveyard, where tons of untapped potentials are buried and forgotten. Hence we choose how we want to leave this world, poor, having used all gifts for the benefit of those around us or rich, giving nothing and dying with everything.
- H- HEALTH
Everyone knows health is wealth. A person with a poor health cannot enjoy the benefits of his possessions
All this isn’t to say money doesn’t count or that money is bad, definitely not, money is good, I need it and I’m sure you do too. This is simply to remind you that there are much more important things than acquiring material possessions, that it is quite easy to become a prisoner to money if one isn’t careful. In conclusion, as Buddha said “Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.