November 28

“No man is able to borrow or buy a sound mind.” – Seneca

There are a few things in life that money absolutely can not buy us. Yes, money will make a lot of things, probably almost everything, a little easier. But for example, money is not going to give us the discipline to eat the right foods in the right amount and to exercise consistently enough to be in the best possible shape we can be in.

Money might be able to afford us an education but it is not going to give us the strength of mind to keep pushing ourselves, to keep learning, to keep seeking wisdom. That takes a sense of self control, it takes an amount of discipline that takes time to develop and effort to maintain.

Money makes us more attractive to potential love interests but money does not allow us the sef control and the self realization to see how much we get out of a relationship by putting another person’s well being ahead of our own. Money does not automatically lead to us realizing that we need to put work into a relationship in order to get the most out of it.

We can not buy many of the things that we value most in life, but through discipline, self control, and self awareness we can develop them over time.

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