How do you feel about being rich?

Mar 25

When my wife and I were first married, we began to read Wallace Wattles’ book Science of Getting Rich. The very first paragraph of the book starts with the paragraph below.  We talked about it for 4 hours.  (In the end she has come to see my point of view):

WHATEVER may be said in praise of poverty, the fact remains that it is not possible to live a really complete or successful life unless one is rich. No man can rise to his greatest possible height in talent or soul development unless he has plenty of money; for to unfold the soul and to develop talent he must have many things to use, and he cannot have these things unless he has money to buy them with.

How do you feel about this paragraph? Give me your comments below.


  1. It may be true that blessed are the poor for they shall inherit the earth but everything I got in life was due to the labor of my own hands anyway and I never inherited a dang thing before now so why worry about that now.

  2. A’men..To the man/woman/child that says money doesn’t buy happiness. I’ll sell you some 🙂

  3. ..most people think being rich is about money, rich is a description of everything but money” “Rich relationships lead to more than money. They lead to success, fulfillment and wealth”. J. Gitomer

  4. Whoever said money never bought happiness never bought a puppy for a child.

  5. Save a Life! Go to an animal shelter. No money needed!

  6. Obviously you haven’t obtained an animal from an Idaho shelter; they too require payment (for the neutering, etc. or at least the last time we obtained one from there but perhaps times have changed).

  7. Jeff: First I want to thank you for sharing this paragraph. Its weird how out of no where all of a sudden I have came across this book every day this week; or some one has mentioned it to me. So I am going to take the hint and read it already. I agree with the content. Money is neutral-its what you do with it that makes it positive or negative. Some people (not us) struggle with coming out and saying “I want to be rich” because they feel that it comes off snobbish. In order for me to be where I want to be and have the impact I want to have with people I associate with-I need money. Its simply a tool.

  8. Travis,
    I too believe that money is neutral. It seems to magnify our personality. If you are greedy broke, you will be greedy rich. If you are generous broke, you will be more generous rich.


  9. Dannie /

    I feel I would very much like it 🙂 2 more sign-ups today.. I’m on my way!

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