Primer

This entry is part of a series of blog entries about the life lessons that we can learn from the book The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery. You can click these links to check the first and second parts of these series:

Part 1 Part2

Remember Why You’re Doing This

It’s okay to want a comfortable life for your family. Thus you should work hard to earn an honest living. But don’t overdo it. To what extent you say? To the point that you forget the very reason as to why you are working hard in the first place.

Always remember that you are working for your family and not for money’s sake. You should always put in mind that they are more important. What good does it do to us if we have all the money in the world yet we have an unhappy and dissatisfied family.

Don’t pursue money for it’s sake. Learn to be content with what you currently have. Don’t sacrifice your family nor your health for money’s sake. It will never be worth it. Believe me on this one. You will end up unhappy and empty in the end. Anyway if you work hard enough and if you work smart as well, the money will always come as a consequence.

Don’t Go Beyond What Is Necessary

Work hard to secure the kind of future you want your family to have and that’s it. Don’t go beyond that. Impose a self-initiated restriction on your self when it comes to pursuing worldly wealth. Believe me, you will be happier this way.

As I have said, don’t go beyond what is necessary. Don’t let greed take root in your heart. Less is always better. Money is just a means to an end. They are not the end themselves.

Maybe you can also save extra money for trips and leisure time your family every now and then. But don’t go beyond that as much as you can. As they say money is a great servant but not that much great of a master. It is one of the things that can corrupt the human soul if we let it.

Don’t Let It Take Over Your Life

Don’t let the pursuit of money take over your life. Believe me, you will definitely end up empty like the businessman whom the little prince met in Asteroid-328. And worse, you might not even realize it.

How many times have you heard in the news when this celebrity and that popular figure committed suicide. One then start to wonder why these people decided to take their own lives despite the fame and wealth that they possessed. You see folks, money isn’t everything.

Of course, just like everything else in life, there are always exceptions to the general rule. But will you really risk your life for something not even worth pursuing in the first place. You don’t have to put your own hands in a blazing fire to know that it hurts and that it burns. The experience of other people is more than enough to tell you that yes it does.

Just A Friendly Reminder

By the end of the day, it is really up to you. As they say, it’s your life to live, so be responsible for it. You know yourself best. Entries like this are more like friendly reminders. You don’t have to follow them. But it would be wise to at least consider the lessons that it is trying partake. The key in life in general is to keep an open mind. Learn from everyone and from everything. Then adapt what you like and discard what you don’t like. As Bruce Lee have said: “Absorb what is useful, discard what is useless and add what is specifically your own”

“Absorb what is useful, discard what is useless and add what is specifically your own”

– Bruce Lee

A Few More Reminders

Sometimes we have to slow down and contemplate for a moment as to why we are doing what we are doing. Then perhaps you will discover that the things you deem important might not be important at all. And the things you deem unimportant might be the most important things in life after all.

I believe we all dreamed of being the wealthiest person alive at some point in our lives. Well, at least I did. But as I have gotten older, I realized that there are more important things in life than the pursuit of wealth. The pursuit is important to a certain extent but shouldn’t let it take over our lives. The key is to have a healthy and moderate relationship with it. Believe me, you will be happier this way.😊

Thank You!

Okay that’s it for now, thank you for reading this entry. I hope you got something of out of it. Something valuable. Something that you can apply in your own life. If you would like to add something that you feel would be of great help to the other readers. Feel free to do so by dropping a comment down below. I and (I presume) the other readers would love to hear from you. Again, thank you for reading this entry. Cheers! Till next time!😊👋

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