I was speaking to one of my investors today and something was said that triggered a memory of something I recall learning from King Solomon in Mishlei (30:9). My investor a wealthy individual was describing his concern about his wealth following a string of unsuccessful investments.
King Solomon says in Mishlei (Proverbs) “Give me neither poverty nor wealth, a lot me my daily bread.” One of the interpretations of this verse relates to the fact that it isn’t only poor people who have worries, but rich people as well. The rich fear losing what they have, this can be equally as worrying as a poor person worrying about where their next dollar will come from. Logically it doesn’t make sense but the more wealthy people I come across the more I see them suffering with stress and anxiety about hanging onto that wealth.
We always say to ourselves that if only we had $X million we would be happy with no worries. Well I hate to shatter that illusion, I witnessed it today and King Solomon a thousand years ago tipped us off to this amazing insight.
My mother is a wise women, she always says to me pray for average. Mom you ain’t the fool you look 😉