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Money is not Everything 

The be-all and end-all of life should not be to get rich, but to enrich the world. - B. C. Forbes

In order to obtain the necessities you need to survive you must have money. Our society revolves around money and you need it to live. You have to have money to buy food, clothing, education, vehicles, and a home. In order to get these things you must be somewhat financially successful, but if you are unwilling to serve others what is the benefit of possessing so much money? In the end, our goal should not to be to accumulate all the wealth in the world; it should be to change lives with the successes we have achieved.

Money is not everything, but there are very few individuals who put this into practice. People claim they will be happy when they have money, but those who do have it still are not happy. Money can only buy temporary happiness, but serving others gives you a happiness that will last forever. Society tells me to care only for my own needs. How can I live in beautiful mansion, eat gourmet food, and wear extravagant clothing while others are homeless, starving, and naked? In our society, we have lost the beauty of sharing and caring for those who are unable to sustain themselves.

Everyone measures financial success in a different way. For me financial success is the ability to afford a decent home, provide food for my family, buy affordable clothing, and have a decent car. In all reality, everything else is a want and not a necessity. The ultimate goal in my life is to make an impact on this world by changing lives. If I need to give up a mansion, expensive clothing, and a luxurious lifestyle to change lives, that is what I will do. Serving others is more important than being the richest person in the world.

Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work. -Mother Theresa

The last two years I have...
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