Updated: October 19, 2019
Nobody wants to be poor. However, there seems to be some people who are content on being part of the middle class their whole life.
There is absolutely nothing wrong about that, don’t get me wrong – but personally, I prefer being rich. Why? Let me tell you four reasons.
And I hope that by giving you these reasons, I’ll be able to inspire you to likewise pursue wealth.
Reason #1: Rich people earn money even if they don’t work.
Rich people have multiple sources of income. They earn money not just from the work that they do, but also from their self-running businesses and investments.
So if they suddenly don’t feel like going to the office, and just wants to go out of town and bum around in Boracay – then they can certainly afford to do so.
Wouldn’t you want a life like that?
Reason #2: Rich people can afford to pursue their passion and interests.
Since rich people still earn money even if they don’t go to work, they have more time to do the things that they love.
Rich people can afford to pursue hobbies which most middle-income people would find expensive or inconvenient to do – like collecting art, modifying cars or traveling around the world.
It’s true that money can’t buy happiness, but it’s easier to find happiness if you have money. Don’t you agree?
Reason #3: Rich people have more time to spend with their loved ones.
Again, it’s easier to find happiness if you have money – simply because you have time-freedom. Rich people don’t have to work overtime, and they can skip office altogether if their family needs them.
I’ve seen children of rich families lead fruitful lives because their parents are always there for them – to attend their recitals, to teach them sports and to take them to Disneyland.
Think about when you were a child, didn’t you wish your parents were rich? Not because you want them to be able to buy you the things you want, but more probably because you wanted them to have more time for you.
Reason #4: Rich people are in a better position to help others.
Personally, my favorite reason why I think rich people are better than other income classes – and that’s because they have a lot of money which they can use to do good.
Rich people create businesses that give people jobs; and they put up foundations and charities that give generously to the less fortunate.
Wouldn’t you want to get that same good karma happening for you?
And those are the four reasons why being rich is better than being middle class.
BUT LET ME TELL YOU A LITTLE SECRET…
Being rich starts in the mind, not in your wallet.
So never mind that last P100 you have to stretch until payday – because if you want to be wealthy – for the reasons that I just mentioned above – then all you have to do first is to think and believe that you are.
Rich people have multiple sources of income. The moment you stop relying on your job, and start creating opportunities for yourself, then you are already a step closer to being rich.
Rich people pursue the things they love. The moment you decide that life is too short to spend on things that don’t make you happy, the closer you get to living in wealth.
Rich people value time-freedom. It’s really not about the money – but about having proper work-life balance – so you won’t miss out on the things that matter most.
And finally, to be truly rich… you have to be generous. Believe in the principle of abundance and give without expecting anything in return. Always remember that opportunities are all around, and it will never run out.
Wealth begins with a rich mindset, and that means you have to stop thinking like a middle-class.