This is not about being rich or poor. It’s about being egotistical or grateful.
It’s so easy to become attracted to someone’s external success that we may miss their internal values. It’s so easy to become attracted to money and luxury that we might miss the kindness and inner peace. If someone drives you crazy, it doesn’t matter what car they drive. If someone is arrogant, it doesn’t matter where you eat, because you’ll always be hungry for care. If someone doesn’t have manners, it doesn’t matter how much money they have in the bank. Don’t let someone’s income distract you from their intentions. Don’t let someone’s paycheck distract you from their passion for you. And don’t let someone’s success elude you from their support. Someone may be able to give you amazing experiences, but someone else will give you meaningful memories. Someone may be able to give you travel across the world, but someone else will travel with you through challenges. Someone may be able to give you all the money in the world, but someone else will give you stability and certainty. And someone may be able to give you access to everywhere, but someone else will give you their attention and presence. It’s not about the things someone can give you, it’s about the love they can give you. It’s not about what someone has or what they can do, it’s about who they are and how they treat you.