It’s only true wealth if it enriches your soul

John D. Rockerfeller at the age of fifty became the world’s first billionaire. But three years later he had what appears to be a nervous breakdown. His entire body became racked with pain, he lost all the hair on his head, he couldn’t sleep, he wouldn’t smile and nothing in life meant anything to him. His doctors predicted he would die within a year. Then one morning he awoke with a vague remembrance of a dream that had something to do with not being able to take any of his successes with him into the next world. So, he called his lawyers and announced that he wanted to channel his assets to hospitals, research, and mission work. The result was the Rockefeller foundation which made possible the discovery of penicillin, and cures for malaria, TB and diphtheria. He learned just in time that wealth is only true wealth if it enriches your soul.

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