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With regards to offline balance, money is everything

Courtesy MGM

Courtesy MGM

If you’re reading this, I’m guessing you like money. What does money have to do with offline balance, though?

In my research, everything. Next to fame and sex—which by no coincidence are often facilitated by money—the latter is arguably the most sought after thing in life, particularly (but not exclusively) for male species.

For purposes of this newsletter, however, I won’t preach to you on the ill-guided focus of money or bottomless cup that is greed. Instead, I’ll let smarter people do it for me: 

  1. “Don’t tell me where your priorities are. Show me where you spend your money and I’ll tell you what they are.”—James Frick
  2. “Capital is not evil; its wrong use is evil.”—Gandhi
  3. “There are people who have money and people who are rich.”—Coco Chanel
  4. “Anybody who thinks money will make you happy hasn’t got money.”—David Geffen
  5. “Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.”―Epictetus
  6. “That man is richest whose pleasures are cheapest.”—Henry David Thoreau
  7. “Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you.”—Maya Angelou
  8. “Money is usually attracted, not pursued.”—Jim Rohn
  9. “Fear of death increases in exact proportion to increase in wealth.”—Ernest Hemingway
  10. “Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.”—Woody Allen
  11. “Dogs have no money. But they get through. You know why dogs have no money? No pockets.”—Jerry Seinfeld
  12. “Don’t let making a living prevent you from making a life.”—John Wooden

May your pursuit of money be healthy, in good time, an enabler of experiences, an occasional indulgence, and ultimately improve the lives of others.

This story was first published to blakesnow.com on June 10, 2016