The More We Want

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.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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