"Prosperity is only an instrument to be used, not a deity to be worshiped.", Calvin Coolid
"Prosperity is only an instrument to be used, not a deity to be worshiped."
What does this mean?
Money makes many things easier, no doubt about it. We sleep more soundly when we're not worrying about how we're going to pay our bills.
Where we go wrong is not in having money, but in thinking that money is what defines our worth. We take a job we're not crazy about because of the money. We think the man down the block must be smart and important because he has more money than we do.
I can think about money as something that helps me do good things for myself and others, not as a goal in itself.