It’s a myth to think money will bring you that elusive happiness

By Olakunle Allison

I will keep saying that it is a form of poverty mentality that makes you think that you will only be happier if and when you start making billions of cash.

Real billionaires don’t think that way. Actually, most of them are still searching for happiness.

The reason you will disagree is because your current position as a broke man is a different reality from the billionaire’s. Once you enter the billionaire’s reality, you too will understand.

I have heard a billionaire tell me before that making more money doesn’t make him happy anymore; that he wanted to start doing those things he truly loves. That didn’t completely make sense to my broke-ass lawyer mind at the time, but I think I am starting to get him even though I am still not rich. I am wise.

Someone said that people who can afford the biggest luxuries in life rarely enjoy them. He said the billionaire who bought the million-dollar condo or building is usually the only person who finds the least amount of pleasure in it. Those who didn’t buy it will derive more pleasure from it than him.

He said that’s because he sits in the building thinking about how to make his next millions instead of taking a moment to enjoy the scenery. The chase continues.

The richer you get, the more consumed you become with making more money until you find no more pleasure in it.

I pray we all make money, but thinking money will FINALLY bring you that elusive happiness is a myth. It doesn’t happen.

You can have it all today and still feel extremely lonely and bored. In fact, money may bring you more misery if you are not wise.

The wisest man alive, King Solomon, once upon a time said in Ecclesiastes 5:19a;

“Enjoyment does not come from possessions or riches; nor does it come from companionship, popularity, and fame; or from the approval and admiration of others…”

Another one says in Proverbs 30:8-9;

“Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread. Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you and say, ‘Who is the LORD? ‘ Or I may become poor and steal, and so dishonor the name of my God.”


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