WEALTH.....INNER OR OUTER? ONE GOES ON.....THE OTHER STAYS HERE

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca BRE LIC #636943

We have seen it by now...haven't we? Money comes and it goes, daily and all week long and we go with it chasing it and wanting it so we can spend it over and over again. It is not hard to understand how one can get into a cycle of a one track money mind and neglect everything else. The allure that it brings and buys is powerful.

MONEY IS NECESSARY...LOVING IT IS NOT

What then? I understand that money is necessary to function and operate within our systems and populations. But to have a love of money is not proper for many reasons. First, it is not what it appears to be and is no respecter of persons. Whoever the money ends with... well the money can care less. But people will kill to see that it ends up with them....

NATIVE AMERICAN INDIANS

The American Native Indians saw it for what it was or more appropriately for what it wasn't. They were well aware of the little yellow stones and nuggets that they saw all over the place and appreciated them as unique rock specimens...no more and no less.  But they discovered one thing....

YELLOW ROCK MAKES WHITE MAN SICK

It made the white men sick and go out of his mind. He would lie, cheat, steal, deceive and even kill for this stone. They quickly dubbed it "the stone that drives white men mad" and thought it a curse by God upon the whites. It wasn't until later that they fully understood...

WHERE DO YOU PUT YOUR TRUST...?

Many well off people put their faith and well being into their material possessions buying and selling their happiness going from one sale to another. To be a millionaire was to be someone who didn't have to work 9-5 and could pursue other meaningful things. That is how grants, funding, and scholarships work. They enable qualified people to pursue worthy things instead of having to labor thus being able to contribute more to society.

YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED TO BE A BILLIONAIRE

What is a billionaire I wonder. What kind of new twisted love of money monogram can that be? It only stands for one thing and that is that you have neglected all other things except for this one thing. Oh, the thinking of it doesn't come all at once because you would see your own greed, selfishness, and emptiness...NO, it sneaks up on you so that you don't realize the intrusion. After a while, it takes you over...

THE GREAT BOUNDARY

Between now and the end of your life (whenever that is), you will accumulate ideals, thoughts, pursuits and endeavors that if all built on egotistical dreams or things that perish, then when they perish, you will perish with them or they will perish along with you. In the end, its like you never existed at all. Think about your first nickel. How important is it now?

THE HEART IS RICH WITH LIFE....SPEND THAT GENEROUSLY

To live a life poor to this world but rich within ones self is to have faith in something bigger and that cannot be seen but can be believed. Of drinking, eating, merriment, and all pleasure, there is no end. Be weary about reaching the end of your journey to discover that you really never lived....

YOUR CHARACTER...THE RIGHT IN YOU

Please consider that the only thing that leaves with you...is your character. Your inner parts where no moth or thief could rob it or destroy it and where it can be displayed before the one who sent you here and have it speak of all the wonderful things that it is made up of. You won't have to say a word.....

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Rainmaker
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Jason Nenadov
listing agent, luxury homes, investment property, buyer representation - Clovis, CA
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good thoughts Richie....it is the root of all kinds of evil.

June 22, 2011 08:06 PM #1
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Richie Alan Naggar Author PEARLS SERIES of books
People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca - Riverside, CA
on LIFE and LOVE plus Real Estate too!

Jason....thank you my handsome friend for joining me....If the subject matter is improperly handled, it can end up handling you...

June 22, 2011 08:08 PM #2
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Martha Brown
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Annapolis MD 21403 - Annapolis, MD
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Hmmmm I do not think money is evil, it is our thoughts about money that get us in trouble. Some things in life are done with love and passion and money just follows. I do believe that character is built on many levels and money is one of those levels. To have or not have does not make one better than another. Just my humble opinion.

June 22, 2011 08:50 PM #3
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Martha...you have demonstrated a balance and a control...I am perfectly OK with this comment and support it...Well done dear lady

June 22, 2011 08:58 PM #4
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Brad Rachielles
CENTURY 21 Prestige Properties, Ca BRE# 01489453 - Upland, CA
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Very profound. Money as the sole focus of life Will undoubtedly corrupt the mind. But, wealth as a reward for the creation of beauty and good is most likely good, and those creators of good and/or beauty might be trusted to use some large share of their reward in a beneficial way to foster other beneficial ideas in others. Just saying....

June 22, 2011 09:01 PM #5
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Brad my friend....your comment is now the post and my post is now the comment...well said and done....Brad

June 22, 2011 09:04 PM #6
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Donnie McKinney
Coldwell Banker Commercial Purchase Realty Group - Paducah, KY
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Your "You should be ashamed to be a billionaire" comment is interesting. Our pastor mentioned the other day that he enjoys people teaching "biblical" financial principles. He said his biblical financial course wouldn't be very popular, because the biblical principle is "give it all away" lol

June 22, 2011 10:45 PM #7
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Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate LLC - Aurora, CO
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Richie.  I truly believe that money is so un-important in the grand scheme of things.  As long as you have what you truly need, what does it matter?  I know - I'm an old hippie.....  You can't take it with you so why not enjoy life while you can and help others to realize that enjoyment if at all possible. 

June 22, 2011 10:56 PM #8
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Donnie...your pastor is making sense. For those who disagree...10 cents or ten million, we all die poor to this world...Trying to prove otherwise is folly. The Pharaohs gave this subject a lot of time and attention.  They replicated in their tombs the lifestyle they wanted in the other world. They died and then people noticed a funny thing...the stuff just stayed there for centuries until disturbed...I guess they don't have banks in the other world...lol..... thanks for coming by Donnie

June 23, 2011 09:17 AM #9
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Belinda...its a tool to navigate through the cities with and populated areas with if you wish to acquire all the goodies. I respect it, but will not worship it.  If you think of it as ...lets say a shovel or a pick, the glamor is gone. Just tools..no more no less than that....to be used when needed

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