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If wealth were the key, none of us would be free

If wealth were a necessary condition for success, then history books would only contain stories of revolutionaries who were the children of rich men.

What we actually find, on the contrary, are people from every class and category changing the world through the power of imagination and self-determinism.

Money is a powerful tool, but it can be easily turned against us when we use the lack of it as an excuse for why we’re not living up to our full potential.

Money is not the god of man’s destiny and it is incapable of stopping anyone who refuses to interpret its absence as an insurmountable obstacle.

There have always been, and will always be, other kinds of currency besides those upon which our lives supposedly depend:

Creativity is a kind of currency. Wisdom is a kind of currency. Persistence is a kind of currency. Unconventional logic is a kind of currency. Friendship is a kind of currency. Diligence is a kind of currency. Adaptability is a kind of currency.

I am not advocating an optimistic attitude towards being poor; I’m advocating a pessimistic attitude towards giving up on our dreams simply because we are not rich.

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  1. Or possibly offering an alternative definition of “success” by which to judge ourselves by….In these times it is surely needed….

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