ARE YOU RICH ??
So often you hear people saying "I want to be Rich and successful", I am one of them too :)
Dictionary defines RICH as having wealth/ great possessions, abundant supply of resources, means or funds.
I remember when I was little being RICH meant wearing a new Beautiful dress for every occasion and never wearing the same dress again. It meant you would not go to school in an auto richshaw or school bus but instead your parents or your driver would drop you in your car. It meant having the most fancy school bag, the coolest cricket bat or any other sports equipment colorful. It meant you would eat at expensive restaurants and visit far off places and stay at best hotels during summer holidays.It meant you would stay in a big bungalow. Children who visited other countries on vacation were considered as extremely RICH.
Its strange as days passed by, I had everything that defined RICH few years ago but then I still didn't feel I WAS RICH because my definition of RICH had changed. Because then just wearing a beautiful dress didn't matter, it was the BRAND of the dress that did. Just driving in a car didn't make you feel rich unless it was a Mercedes or a BMW. The colorful stationary was now replaced by fancy glittering gold jewelry and diamonds. Travelling abroad for work or vacation was not a bid deal, not even staying there or settling there itself.
Strange but true !
Right now, I drive a BMW in USA so its like just any other car here, I still don't feel rich.
I do wear branded clothes, like they name it, doesn't make me feel RICH either.
I live in an apartments and don't own a bungalow here, so I don't know how that would have felt.
The gold and diamond jewelry is just lying in the closet, even that fails to make me feel RICH.
Traveling to so many different places, staying in resorts and so many more materialistic things miserably fail to make me feel RICH.
So am I RICH??
Its because maybe my definition of RICH is always going to be related to something which I cannot afford right now, but I desire to achieve it some day. I might be ready to put in all the efforts and hard work it needs to be there. But then when I would finally reach there would I feel I AM RICH ???
Off course there are many other aspects of my life that do make me feel "I am the RICHEST person around", but mind you this post is not about that.
ARE YOU RICH ???
Please let me know what is your answer :)
This post has been written for IndiSpire for the topic: What is your interpretation for the word RICH.