There are many things money can buy, but the most valuable of all is freedom. Freedom to do what you want and to work for whom you respect …

There are many things money can buy, but the most valuable of all is freedom. Freedom to do what you want and to work for whom you respect …

From The Simple Path to Wealth: Your road map to financial independence and a rich, free life” by J Collins

Two close boyhood friends grow up and go their separate ways. One becomes a humble monk, the other a rich and powerful minister to the king. Years later they meet. As they catch up, the portly minister (in his fine robes) takes pity on the thin and shabby monk. Seeking to help, he says: “You know, if you could learn to cater to the king, you wouldn’t have to live on rice and beans.” To which the monk replies: “If you could learn to live on rice and beans, you wouldn’t have to cater to the king.” Most all of us fall somewhere between the two. As for me, it is better to be closer to the monk.”

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