Wednesday, September 19, 2012

How Much Is Enough?

Most of us, at one time or another in our lives, have wished for more money, but the longer we live, the more we learn just how unimportant it is to have a lot of money. I like this quote. "The best thing about getting old is that all those things you couldn't have when you were young, you no longer want. ~L.S. McCandless


Years ago I read an entertaining narrative told by the chief accountant of one of the wealthiest men who ever lived: John D. Rockefeller, Sr. Mr. Rockefeller was a very smart, shrewd fellow. You can get some idea of his attitude toward money from a little anecdote which is supposed to have happened. When someone asked him: "How much money is enough money?" John D. is said to have replied: "Just a little bit more."

Well, this rich Rockefeller eventually passed away. As his vast estate was being settled, someone inquired of his accountant: "Just how much did he leave behind?" Without a moment's hesitation, the accountant answered, "All of it!"

I guess that puts it into perspective for us, doesn’t it?

(John D. Rockefeller: Born - July 8, 1839, Died - May 23, 1937)


Julie said...

Your right peg. The young never have enough money but the older you get, the less it takes to make you happy. I like that to. Julie

Jim said...

That Rockefeller story is funny. True too...we sure can't take it with us. Jim

sam said...

cute little reminder peg. thanx sam

Anonymous said...

I guess I'd like to see what it's like to have a lot of money.. just for a little while.

Rusty Bailey said...

God had to teach me that the hard way. HE provides!