When asked “How much would be enough?”, John D. Rockefeller reportedly answered, “just a little bit more.”
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When the push for more focuses on wealth, it is never satisfied. Seeking more can become an inescapable snare.
Many people live beyond their means. For them, they desire just a little bit more. They are, in fact, greedy.
A few people live at their means; they spend responsibly, not letting their reach exceed their grasp. But even these people are often one paycheck away from the collapse of their subsistence. They are living on the edge; financial disaster is knocking at their door.
It is rare for people to live beneath their means, to live more simply than they can afford, to save money and give money away. They are wise.
Whichever category we find ourselves in, we’ll do well to ask, how much is enough?
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