"There are people who have money and people who are rich. "
I believe this so much I feel the need to say it twice. You can be wealthy and not yet have the money, though when you are wealthy the money comes. With my love of fashion comes Coco Chanel and her many words of wisdom, and so I bring them to you here as she has stated them in such a lovely manner.
Money only further emphasizes what you already are and believe; if you think money will suddenly absolve you and bring you happiness you will have many demons to face.
Don't be misguided though, I think of money as a very positive, happy, and positive thing- for it does emphasize what you are and already believe. All the more reason to be rich before your wealth.
And by that, I mean to be happy and eager to grow before your wealth. If you are the seed, money only strengthens what you intend to grow, be it a positive or negative creation. This creation is one you set far before the wealth, and so the truly rich and prosperous achieve this first.
Here are more words of guidance from Coco Chanel for you to take as you will.
"Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity. "
"Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury."
"Elegance is not the prerogative of those who have just escaped from adolescence, but of those who have already taken possession of their future. "
"Fashion fades, only style remains the same."