The Foolishness of Power and Greed - Happiness Vlog

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Money, Power and Status.

These are 3 things that nobody ever says they don’t like having.

People say that these ambitions serve the ego, and perhaps that is the case, but like anything else, a thing is never bad or good, it is what we do with it that makes it so.

Thinking about why we want so much wealth and power sets the direction of HOW we go about achieving them, and what we do when we have them.

Is it a dog eat dog world? Where it’s okay to step on people to climb to the top, because it’s survival of the fittest? And when we’re up there, right at the top of that ladder, are we also the happiest, most treasured and loved, and most peaceful person on earth?

When we die, we don’t take our wealth and power with us. Yet when we’re alive, we can feel the need to amass as much wealth and power as possible.

Perhaps when we’re alive, we need as much evidence as possible that we matter, that we’re consequential, and money and power is a way to reassure ourselves that we’re not just another being on this earth, as average as the next person. Money and power is physical evidence that we’re more special, because other people seem to treat us better.

The truly special people however, are the ones who are loved. The ones who lived without fear of losing power, the ones who lived without yearning for validation from people.

The truly special people are the ones who feel the most joy when they give, not when they take. Because it is these people who are able to be happy everyday, with or without our approval.

Be ambitious, but be kind. Use wealth and power as a tool to be content, don’t let them use you as a tool for greed, and be happy, always.

Xandria Ooi, Happiness Vlog
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