They did a study at the Chronicle of Philanthropy years ago where they asked people who inherited money, “What amount of money would you need to feel totally secure?” And every single one of them, no matter what they had, named a number that was roughly twice what they inherited. So that’s what you need to know about money, right? If that is your primary measure of success or value in life, then good luck with that, because it will never feel good.
From an interesting interview with a Disney heir.
I generally don’t like to quote from people talking about “studies” unless I’ve seen the original study. I did look for it on CofP’s web site, but I couldn’t find it. Nevertheless, I decided to include it anyway, because we know it is true, whether it was a study or not. And we know it from…
Those who love money will never have enough. How meaningless to think that wealth brings true happiness!Ecclesiastes 5:10
…another famous heir of fabulous wealth.