Family, Kids, Wealth, and Responsibility

From my article Kids, Wealth, and Responsibility at The Change Blog:


Money means different things to different people. Some see it as a way of keeping score or measuring success. Others view money as simply a means to an end, or a way of ensuring happiness in their children by buying them the best toys. In the pursuit of wealth, some have trampled their way to the top. Others seem to have glided there, nearly effortlessly.

In each of these extremes is a greater truth. Wealth magnifies your deeper personality traits. The thoughtful, caring person with access to financial resources will benefit him/herself AND others. But someone who only cares about keeping score will never have enough, regardless of the fortune amassed.

Read the rest of Kids, Wealth, and Responsibility.

Thanks to Colloquium for including this post in the Carnival of Family Life.

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