posted on May, 4 2018 @ 03:47 AM
a reply to: Akragon
I think one thing that people never put into the equation, is that having too much money is actually really bad for you... in a lot of ways its worse
than being poor, because it destroys your SOUL...
"It's easier for a camel to walk through the eye of a needle..."
That scripture holds true.
I look back on my life, and how I've grown, lessons I learned. I think back to times I was embarrassingly arrogant, the times I failed to humble
myself, the times I failed to be patient, and the times I failed to be as generous or kind as I could have been, and should have been...
If I picture myself as a person with wealth and privilege, I don't really see myself learning to be humble and patient. I see myself doing, not all
bad things, and in fact some very good things, things that could positively effected the lives of others in a way I could never do now, but the
motivations for those actions would not be the same as the pitiful amount of good I have been able to do in my current life. It would be just for
show. Basically I would be helping others out of greed, because I would want more adoration and accolades and glorification. Usually when a wealthy
person does a good deed, there is some big ceremony, and a speech or two, all to make sure Everyone knows how great and wonderful the donor is.
I would be concerned, very concerned about the well being of my soul. I'm not even talking about some future heaven or hell, I mean how my spiritual
development effects my life and my happiness here and now. But the afterlife could be a concern as well. I don't know what happens when your body is
no longer capable of supporting life.