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Ben Franklin – Wealth is His That Enjoys It

Updated on February 18th, 2021
Ben Franklin - Wealth is His That Enjoys It

“Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it.”

-Benjamin Franklin

Let’s take a second to think of “A Christmas Carol’s” Ebenezer Scrooge. He had plenty of money, but he didn’t actually enjoy it, he hoarded it. When he gave to those in need and stopped his major penny-pitching, money-grubbing, hard-headedness, he found he enjoyed the smiles he brought to people’s faces. That is true wealth. After all, why have the money if you aren’t going to enjoy it? You might be surprised to find that the real enjoyment of money, is when you give it away. Remember that post about a speaker who gave us all $100 and said to give $80 of it away? Best lesson I have ever learned. I don’t go anywhere without at least a $20 I can give away to somebody who needs it. It could be as obvious as somebody living on the street, but it could also be that stranger who ran out of gas in the middle of nowhere.

Angela Ruth

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Angela Ruth is a financial writer at Due. She has a passion for helping people get out of debt and live a better life.

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