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Is it Wrong to be Rich?


A lot has been said about wealth and poverty…often in praise of poverty and lack. But is poverty the way to salvation? Can poverty save lives? I believe that the notion that wealth is wrong is more social than scriptural. But this philosophy and way of thinking has been with us throughout the ages. Will the fact that this perception has been accepted by a majority of us now make it true? I don’t think so. I don’t think there is anything wrong in desiring to be rich.

Wallace Wattles felt the same way too, when he wrote in his classic “The science of getting rich”; “Whatever maybe said in praise of poverty, the fact remains that it is not possible to live a really complete or successful life unless one is rich. No man can rise to his greatest possible height in talent or soul development unless he has plenty of money, for to unfold the soul and to develop talent he must have things to use, and he cannot have these things unless he has money to buy them with…and society is so organized that man must have money in order to become the possessor of things…” that make life easy.

I believe there is nothing wrong to be rich or desiring to be rich. And before you begin to wonder why, I know what it is to live in poverty, to be called POOR. I know what it is like to eat one meal a day…and drink water to “fill up the space”. I know what it is like to drink water from the same source you bath and wash your clothes in. I know what it feels like to live at the mercies of others, and always wear handed down clothes…to trek kilometres to school, and owing just one set of worn out school uniforms. I know what it is like to not have, and always wishing the next person you meet will show compassion on you and give you a note. Continue reading Is it Wrong to be Rich?

13 Quotes On Greatness By Wallace Wattles

Perhaps like me you have been told; “You can’t make it in life”, “Greatness isn’t for you”, “You don’t have the connections”, “You are too young”, “No one in your family has been great”, “You are not educated enough,” and so on. My friends these are all lies, yet too many of us have believed these lies and as a result we are living far below our capabilities.

Below are 13 truths about your true capabilities, and how far you can go from Wallace D. Wattles, an American author and pioneer success and self-help writer best known for his books; The Science of getting rich, and the science of being great:

    1. There is no possibility in any man that is not in every man
    2. The principle of power gives us just what we ask of it; if we only undertake little things, it gives us power for little things; but if we try to do great things in a great way, it gives all the power there is.
    3. Nothing was ever in any man that is not in you; no man ever had more spiritual or mental power than you can attain, or did greater things than you can accomplish. You can become what you want to be.
    4. You are not barred from attaining greatness by heredity. No matter who or what your ancestors may have been or how unlearned or lowly their station, the upward way is open for you. There is no such thing as inheriting a fixed mental position; no matter how small the mental capital we receive from our parents, it may be increased; no man is incapable of growth.
    5. The brain doesn’t make the man, the man makes the brain.
    6. Your place in life is not fixed by heredity…See complete list here