Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of filling a vacuum, it makes one.
— Benjamin Franklin.
I find Franklin’s words to be true. I have known few men or women who believe they have enough, yet the true measure of wealth is not about possessions but lack of needs. What is paradoxical is that some of the poorest people I’ve known will say they need very little. Many are satisfied with a simple roof over their head and a meal on the table. Fine clothes, fancy cars, etc. have no appeal. They fill their life with joy of the moment and a stress free life.
Money and possessions are not the problem, it is when we allow them to take over our lives.