Wealth does not give happiness on earth or eternal life, yet, the world is so corrupt and deceiving that many are no longer interested in spiritual but material things and sometimes what these people will do to acquire whatever they are looking for will really shock you.
The fear of getting poor, being penniless tomorrow, anxiety, uncertainty, being sick and losing a job, are some of the worries man has inflicted upon himself, resulting in restlessness, sleepless nights and above all crime.
You will see people living in great mansions, wearing expensive clothing and driving the most expensive cars, therefore, you want to be one of them, my brothers and sisters, be careful of what you wish for.
There is nothing wrong with working hard and enjoying your fruits of labour but don't allow yourself to be consumed by the desire of getting rich because that might force you to do many things, including committing a crime.
Even those who have a lot of money can buy anything they want, yet, they can't buy happiness, love, and health. This might give you a vivid understanding of some of the reasons many rich people commit suicide, despite their wealth.
Certain economic well-being makes us live more peacefully. Happiness lies in being able to be content with what you have and also to understand the aspects of human life.
Life is not a competition but somehow a journey if you drive safely, will reach your destination and if reckless, will end up in a ditch.
If you make a very close observation or a thorough study, you will find out that a lot of people get the happiness they are looking for not because of their wealth or property but their good deeds. Some people inherited a good character from parents, that gives them that happiness.
"If you get down and you quarrel every day
You're saying prayers to the devils, I say, wooh
Why not help one another on the way?
Make it much easier (just a little bit easier)
Say you just can't live that negative way
If you know what I mean
Make way for the positive day."
Part of the lyrics of 'Rastaman Vibration,' by Bob Marley.
To be kind, loving and walk free from temptations are not easy rules to follow but we need to educate ourselves or adjust our lives to follow these principles if we are really looking for genuine happiness.
Wishing everyone a happy end of year Xmas holidays and hope you will find the happiness you deserve in the coming new year.