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September 24, 2009


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Wow Kent, great article. I wish I had of read this before writing my most recent article at http://dwellupon.net/2009/09/rich/.

I have read the Harry Potter series and thoroughly enjoyed it but missed this little bit.

It has taken a while but over time I have realised money is not the aim, rather living through our passions is. Money comes as a result of our passions when we can provide value to others.

I think we can be truly rich in contentment. A quote I found and particularly liked is:

“Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty” Socrates

Kent @ The Financial Philosopher

Thanks, Peter. I have also found that providing value to others by "living through our passions" is the greatest means of financial success.

Certainly, one can obtain significant monetary wealth in absence of virtue; but the greatest balance of both is difficult, if not impossible, to achieve if money is the primary pursuit.

Meaning must precede money and purpose must precede planning.

Thanks again...

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