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The Purpose of Wealth

September 2nd

It's nice to have a lot of money, but you know, you don't want to keep it around forever. I prefer buying things. Otherwise, it's a little like saving sex for your old age.

Warren Buffett

Wealth is not meant to be hoarded. Accumulating it just for accumulation's sake is not only unfulfilling but also misses the point. The true value of wealth lies in its usage—to buy, invest, create, and contribute to the economy in meaningful ways.

Consider your relationship with money. Are you using it as a tool to enrich your lives and those around you? Or are you merely storing it away, waiting for a future that is not guaranteed?

The analogy Buffett employs serves as a provocative nudge for us to reevaluate our priorities. It's a reminder that money, like our time on this earth, should not be wasted or postponed indefinitely.

Invest wisely, spend intelligently, but most importantly, enjoy the fruits of your labor while you can. There are some aspects of life you just can't save for old age.

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