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A Little Bit More Is All You’ll Ever Need

“Whoever is not in his coffin and the dark grave, let him know he has enough.” Walt Whitman

John D. Rockefeller was the first billionaire in the United States, and wealthiest person in the world.  He was once asked by a reporter, “How much money is enough?” and Rockefeller replied, “Just a little bit more.”

Sadly, I think that sentiment sums up the thinking of many.  Just a little bit more to be happy.  Just a little bit more to be secure.  Just a little bit more…

“He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.”  Socrates

I’ve seen this phenomenon firsthand.  Several people I’ve grown up with set the financial goal to become a millionaire.  And to a person, when they reached that goal, they realized that $1,000,000 wasn’t enough, so they raised their target to $2,000,000, then $3,000,000.  As each milestone was achieved, higher goals were set.  Each time the response was the same, now…

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  1. But, if people start feeling like they have enough, our economy will explode and there won’t be anybody from which the crumbs will trickle down… 😦

    On a serious note, we are a sadly gluttonous species, aren’t we?

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  2. We crave for more always and never satisfied,😍we are more of Oliver twist in nature🤣, even if you are contented with material things there must be something you want more in your life because no òne have a perfect life.😍nice post

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      • Haha… There is actually a deep theory to that Ray…I have always questioned such concepts as you are doing now and then have always analyzed why we say one thing and do the other…
        Will explain you in case u will be interested…

        PS : I would be happy for 1 scribble from yours than 150 others 😛 ….just kidding

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      • U mean I’m saying one thing and doing another? I’d like to have more info about the matter, pls :))
        Oh I don’t have any scribbles and I don’t want anything romantic (pics or words) around it…so I’ll wish u to get 150 instead lol
        About the post or me personally: I’m always happy with what I have in the now* 😂😂✌️

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