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What Do You Consider Wealthy?

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8.5m to be wealthy? why not 8.5b?

I only referenced the article I read about the USA "standard" OK let's call wealthy now ฿8.5 That sounds more attainable and realistic to me. But of course I'lll still have to look for bargains on agoda. 555

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8.5m to be wealthy? why not 8.5b?

I only referenced the article I read about the USA "standard" OK let's call wealthy now ฿8.5 That sound more attainable and realistic to me. But of course I'lll still have to look for bargains on agoda. 555

I would not consider having ฿8.5 Million wealthy if that is what the 8.5 refers to, but my MIL and BIL would.

For a Thai (normal upbringing, 8k Job) that 8.5 Million is being on the top of the world, on the other hand for some people that amount is peanuts. So it all depends who you talk to.

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You need enough to buy Freedom for yourself and loved ones. Financial freedom where work becomes a option not a requirement to enjoying the lifestyle you desire.

That's wealthy in the financial sense.

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One very rich guy once said: "It's better to cry in an Rolls Royce then in a VW Beetle" wink.png

This is where spelling becomes important.

Sorry about that, but excuse me because English is not my native language !wai2.gif

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any man who is so happy that he does not think about wealth, is truly wealthy, even if he has nothing.

I have to agree with this sentiment. I have a relative who has much more money than me and he always asks why I am so happy.

I think it's great both of you feel so pleased with your situation. I really do respect that.

Being satisfied is one of the best goals to reach in this lifetime i believe. I think Thais feel that way but I may be wrong

I try to reach satisfaction daily and hope I achieve it some day. I try yoga as a method for happiness. and satisfaction.

How much can one spend in a lifetime? Life as one continuous holiday is a bore. How many bedrooms do we need to sleep in? Where is the satisfaction in someone else doing everything for us? Do people sit in their bank vaults counting their money ever week?

To me satisfaction comes from having enough to get by on, having a loving partner, food in my stomach and a great satisfaction in having done a good job with whatever I am doing, be it fixing the plumbing, decorating the house or seeing my football team do well.

The simple things in life can bring more satisfaction and happiness in life, such as Yoga or even a walk in beautiful countryside.

I can be as happy sat by the beach and watching the ladies go by as some millionaire sailing his yacht.

Life is what we make of it and your satisfaction will come.

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No point in having a lot of money if it takes 84hrs a week, every week to make it.

To me wealth is having a good amount of money and time to enjoy it.

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What do you consider wealthy today in Thailand?

Same as I consider anywhere in the world I guess.

I consider wealthy as someone who is truly happy

with who they are & are healthy. What they do day to day

& how they feel about what & who surrounds them.

All the rest really is fluff.

I have lived my life working to live & not the other way around.

It served me pretty well in the happiness department as I feel

I have lived much more than worked.

Of course it goes without saying that there are folks who love work &

for them that is a good thing I guess.

But I have also known closely millionaires in the US that literally could

not sleep for fear of who was trying to rip them off.

I am not saying there are not happy millionaires.

Just that not all with money are always happy.

Money can bring both happiness & stress.

Lucky are those that have it balanced.

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If you feel the need to ask the question then you certainly do not have enough money to qualify.

So why worry about it.

Enjoy what you have. :D

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He who is not content with what he has, will not be content with what he would like to have.

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I spent 12 years of my life unable to climb two flights of stairs, coughing up blood every time I got a chest infection - essentially crippled.

This morning I cycled 88Kms in under 2hours 45 minutes over a circuit that includes two seriously hard climbs (one of which I went over twice).

I feel like the wealthiest man alive.

I have been there too, now lifting weights in my seventh decade. Don't know how but...............thumbsup.gif

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Didn't we just have this thread?

Do you have a problem with us non miserable folk having a chat about stuff ?. coffee1.gif
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I spent 12 years of my life unable to climb two flights of stairs, coughing up blood every time I got a chest infection - essentially crippled.

This morning I cycled 88Kms in under 2hours 45 minutes over a circuit that includes two seriously hard climbs (one of which I went over twice).

I feel like the wealthiest man alive.

I have been there too, now lifting weights in my seventh decade. Don't know how but...............thumbsup.gif

i do heavy weight liftings and sports in the very early mornings. first i lift my eyelids to take a look at the clock. then i lift my weight out of the bed and minutes later i lift my coffee cup a number of times. but that's not all! after two cups of coffee made me fully awake i do some swimming. what kind of style i use depends on my prevailing physical capability which varies. normally i do 1½ lengths and when i'm in good shape and feel alright even 2.

quite often i feel like doing some breast clawing. but that early there's never a lady with me in the pool.

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I spent 12 years of my life unable to climb two flights of stairs, coughing up blood every time I got a chest infection - essentially crippled.

This morning I cycled 88Kms in under 2hours 45 minutes over a circuit that includes two seriously hard climbs (one of which I went over twice).

I feel like the wealthiest man alive.

I have been there too, now lifting weights in my seventh decade. Don't know how but...............thumbsup.gif

i do heavy weight liftings and sports in the very early mornings. first i lift my eyelids to take a look at the clock. then i lift my weight out of the bed and minutes later i lift my coffee cup a number of times. but that's not all! after two cups of coffee made me fully awake i do some swimming. what kind of style i use depends on my prevailing physical capability which varies. normally i do 1½ lengths and when i'm in good shape and feel alright even 2.

quite often i feel like doing some breast clawing. but that early there's never a lady with me in the pool.

WoW, swimming with a cup of coffee balanced on your head takes some doing. thumbsup.gif .....biggrin.png

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He who is not content with what he has, will not be content with what he would like to have.

Sounds like what a rich person would tell a poor person to justify their poverty.

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I think people misinterpret wealth from rich. Wealth is usually defined as having a lot of money or owning a lot of valuable property or items such as gold. But, you can be rich in many ways that do not include material wealth. And, being wealthy is no guarantee of living a rich life.

Personally, I think someone who is wealthy does not have to overly concern themselves with mundane things such as what to buy, or where to go to have whatever they want. Someone else posted a question of how much is enough. When you can buy whatever you want, when ever you want, then you are wealthy.

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He who is not content with what he has, will not be content with what he would like to have.

Sounds like what a rich person would tell a poor person to justify their poverty.

a paranoid person may very well think that yes

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I think more money doesn't mean more happy . I saw many rich people cry while them talk about theirs family so money garantee nothing . A millionaire with esophagus cancer still hungry , rich family with no time still unhappy . So wealthy is mean you have much money but garantee nothing too .

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Without exception every one of my very wealthy friends would all say that they are not wealthy, but, then immediately follow that up by telling me of someone that is really wealthy.

This just goes to show that wealth is a concept that can only be judged subjectively. Chasing wealth is futile as most never realise when they have achieved it.

Attaining happiness, now that is a goal worth the effort. .....and the first step is to never compare your life with that of others.

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