The meaning of wealth

April 14, 2021

Everyone wants to be happy. Everyone wants to feel good. Have a good life.

But happiness and satisfaction come from different things for each of us. What brings us wealth is something different for each of us.

Some want to have a lot of money, some want to have material things, some want to own a business or a house.

Others want to have a family, friends and people they can connect with.

Others want to be free and independent of people.

There may be even more things that mean wealth to us. But in the end, we all want to have it.

I believe that everything we do and strive for in life ultimately is to create this wealth. To reach a state of happiness. To be completely satisfied with what we have, the life we have.

That every single action is influenced by the desire to reach this state. That no matter how certain we are about what we really want or what it is for us that means wealth, we act to one day have it.

To be able to guide our actions, having clarity about what we want can be super helpful. Maybe we won't ever know for sure what we want, but our experiences will bring us closer to the answer every day.

Maybe there doesn't need to be a single answer. Maybe wealth can mean multiple things for us.

For my part, I'm learning something new every day. Being inspired, developing ideas, having feelings, that show me how I want to live.

If I had to summarize my current state of mind, some words I found on Twitter describe it pretty well:

"Wealth is your ability to choose how you spend your time, where you spend your time, and who you spend your time with." — @dickiebush

Time is our most valuable resource, and being able to do what we want with it holds incredible value.

For me, right now, this is what wealth means to me.

To be free of time constraints.

To be free to choose.

ジャーニー (Jānī) is Japanese for journey.