😎 Do the “Rich” Really Live a Comfortable Life?
Every human being struggle so hard to become rich everyday. And I guess, there is a secret behind wealth because of the motivation that every human being puts in order to find the riches of the world. One of the reasons could be that, one can live a comfortable life once they become rich. Many times we meet or see the rich persons, we think that if we can become rich, then life can be easy. But, like a saying that goes “the rich also cry” and we have seen this many times. Rich people have also had their share of challenges, sometimes they don’t sleep, they struggle even harder than the poor, and they even lose a lot of money. Everyday like me and you, we are all together in this struggle for success. This struggle does not give many people any comfort when they are in it because of it’s expectations. What keeps lingering in my mind is. Can riches or success guarantee someone a comfortable life?
Money is not everything, but it is something that you need to provide a comfortable life for your family and yourself. The minimum thing money can provide is a better and higher education for you and your children.
Of course “the rich sometimes cry”, because they are humans too, but it doesn’t mean that you should not think about making more money to provide a more comfortable life for yourself and your family. Only those who don’t want to work, try to find excuses like this.
Money is not the solution for all problems, but it is a big and great solution for so many important and critical problems. If you cannot afford to buy medicine when you are sick, you will die. If one of your loved ones is sick and you cannot afford to provide good medical care for them, they will die. If you kids want to go to good colleges and universities to have good educations, and you cannot afford it, they will miss this opportunity. So, money is extremely important.
Yes, “the rich sometimes cry”, but I prefer to cry in my brand new car or my beautiful house rather than the corner of the street as a poor homeless.
Keep in mind that your mindset determines your destiny. When you realize yourself that the rich also cry and so you should not get rich, then you will never get rich and you will also cry, maybe even more than the rich do 😉
I concour Vahid.
I don’t believe that riches quarantee comfortablity. However, It contributed.
Being rich is the dream of many people,because you can afford whatever you want good education for your children, nice cars,pay a visit wherever you want, buy luxurious clothes,and so on but doesn’t means you have everything and your comfortable all the time. Many rich people are not happy, or comfortable, and with all the money they have there are things they can’t afford.like happyness, love, healthy, ……
I know a rich person who is not happy at all, the reason is he can not have a child .some rich are sick until their last day in earth, i don’t think if they are comfortable in that state.
Yes the rich lives a very comfortable life. There is a level a rich man would reach, his business starts to work for him. His presence is not needed daily. At that level, the rich man is swimming in the water of comfort.
Money can solve most earthly problems,and basic needs of man starting from shelter,food,clothing,education,sex or marriage,security ,medical and travel . The only thing where the poor have sometimes comforted themselves is a situation where apoor man who sleeps on an empty stomach and he lives for 90 years while a rich man can fail to make 40 years
Eli. Really interesting.
All depends on the lifestyle the ‘Rich’ person wants and also what classifies someone as rich. To some I am classified as ‘Rich’ but then others would say I’m not. Also are we valuing ‘rich’ in monetary sense or something else?
There are many people who live a very happy and comfortable life, although there also many people who are, unfortunately, poor but have life that many rich people envied for. But, in my opinion, being rich is an essential part to life a happy and comfortable life. You need to use things to grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. And to use these things freely, you must be rich. And no one can be truly happy without continuous growth physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thus, the percentage of rich people who live a happy and comfortable life must be larger than the percentage of poor people who life happily and comfortably.
Yes I would love to be richer!! that would make me happier because I would be able to do even more things in my life and offer more opportunity to others.
If ”comfortable” means being able to afford anything money can buy, then the rich live comfortably. But money can’t buy everything. It can’t buy love, happiness and sometimes not even good health. Rich people don’t lead simple lives; are forced to protect their assets at all times, leading to a lot of stress and anxiety.
David — Yes, there are rich people who get a lot of trouble just from having their wealth. But many who are very happy with the wealth they possess, and many more who do good things to others with their resources. And I think that the latter group is larger than the former.
Gareth — Absolutely agree with you, Gareth!
Interesting question. I think wealth can buy you a lot if things but it doesn’t necessarily mean a comfort life stile and happiness. Wealthy people often spend long hours working and don’t even have the time to enjoy the life they have built. I also feel that as individuals we all cope differently with different situations whether its wealth or just barely scraping buy I suppose everyone has their own problems and worries to bare but having financial stability changes the game a bit.
Thanks Shane, a very good insight into the issue
This is for those who think the rich cry more:
Great article Vahid – there is always a desire for more. You constantly adjust your needs and keep pushing to achieve those.
Many rich people don’t have peace in their family. They are always in trouble,don’t sleep well or at all, some are sick because of their wealth,lack of happiness or something important that money can not Buy. Many rich people don’t live comfortable life.
Yes. Money provide comfortability. Money buys every thing that makes life comfortable.
Money provides comfort but cannot truly buy happiness. Nevertheless, money is a necessary ingredient of happiness in peoples’ lives.
I dont know anyone who is rich that is uncomfortable with their life – yes they want more but they seem very happy
I think the poorer one gets the more greedy he become, not the way around. The poors are poor because of their poor mentality. This poor mentality is the ultimate cause of their craving for more, but unsatisfied. Then in their ultimate unsatisfaction, they start to do whatever it takes to please themselves, including accusing the rich as greedy and mean.
Thus, it is very important for us to keep away from a poor mentality.
Rich people can afford whatever they want, they can buy loads of things the want, travel everywhere around the world, paye nicest cars, sleep well and so on, but there are many among them who are not living a comfortable life. They have their own problems or issues that money can not solve.
Yes . The rich has better quality life. Without any hesitation they can buy the things they like , can drive better car , stay in a good house . They can get the best medicine and best doctor and service if fall in sick . Their family can have good education either locally or overseas.
Not all rich people who live comfortable life. Many of them have lot of problems they can not solve with their money. It is true that money is good and everyone need it to life a good life, afford for your healthy, your education, buy cars and do whatever you want,but it doesn’t means you don’t have any problems. I have seen many rich people with all money they have, are not living peaceful, they lack something that their money can’t afford.
That lead me to conclud that money is good but it is no efficient to life comfortable life.
I dont know anyone who is rich who isn’t comfortable with their life whereas I know several people who aren’t rich who also aren’t comfortable with their lives. Must be an average in there somewhere.
All depends on the person who is rich. There is no fact that rich people should absolutely life comfortable life. Many rich people are living confortable life, they can afford whatever they need or want, they have all necessary things that humans needs to be happy,such as wife, money ,children, healthy, freedom etc, in the other hand there those who have money and become richer but lack something important than make them unhappy, for example childless (lack of children) ,lack of healthy, lack of peace even though their are living in luxurious houses, drive nicest cars, but if you look carefully at the bottom they are not living comfortably.
Money can’t buy everything.
Ahhh but they could live a comfortable life. They have the means to make whatever changes they want but are restricting themselves due to a specific reason but they can change all that if they want. Whereas people without money can not make these changes.
When you are rich you can live a comfortable life. It is however important that you organize your life so you and your family also can live a happy life.
If you work so much for your richness that you don’t pay attention to your family or not have enough time for them, you will have nothing left for your richness.
I think those rich people who have got some incurable disease are not living comfortably even though they afford whatever they want in their life.
I think also that a rich and childless person can’t have a great ,and comfortable life .we all know how being childless can affect our relationship with partner, parents, and even friends….