To be content with what you have automatically makes you one of the richest men or women in the world.
There are lots of definitions of RICH but I will focus on just two.
According to Cambridge’s dictionary, the first definition which I assume we all know is having a lot of money or valuable possessions. The second definition I chose to focus on is having a strong, pleasing or attractive way in sound, smell, taste or colour.
To be rich (Money) does not necessarily mean you are rich (Attractive). Well it all depends on us i.e what we want for ourselves, which is to be rich (Money) or to be rich (Attractive) or both.
You can be rich (Money) and still be Poor (Unattractive). You can be poor (No money) and be rich (Attractive). Choose your actions wisely and set your priorities right. Ask yourself this question. To be rich (Money) or to be rich (Attractive)?. If you ask me, I’ll say to be rich (Attractive). There’s a popular saying “Dress how you want to be addressed”. If you are rich(Money) and look Poor(Unattractive), people will address you the way they see you which will make you confused because you are rich(Money) but they treat you like you are poor(Unattractive).
To emphasize on being rich(Attractive), To be rich(Attractive) means your behaviour, looks are good and decent and your body, mind and soul are healthy.
You can have all the money in this world and still be treated with utmost disrespect, not loved and with no importance because your looks and behaviours are poor (Unattractive). If you read my post on the psychology of money, you will know how important money is. The way money is important to us, is the way attractiveness of our behaviours, looks, body, mind and soul is important and that is why we should nourish our personality and looks always. Personality which addresses the area of contentment. When you are content with what you have, you are one of the richest men and women in the world
What can be rich(Money) for you, might be poor(Money) for me and vice versa.
In conclusion, to be content is the foundation of any type of riches and happiness.
The quotes below will help you get more ideas and understanding about contentment.
I am content; that is a blessing greater than riches; and he to whom that is given need ask no more.” ― Henry Fielding
We need much less than we think we need.” ― Maya Angelou
Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.” ― Lao Tzu
Many people lose the small joys in the hope for the big happiness.” ― Pearl S. Buck
Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough” ― Oprah Winfrey