This morning I read a short interview featuring Richard Gere, one of my favorite actors for what he stands for off screen as much as onscreen. The title of the article is “It’s Only Money… Richard Gere understands that wealth and power aren’t what’s important in life.”
I glanced at the title and agreed with the premise because at a deeper level I believe this is true; however, as I read the article with greater consideration I came to an awareness of what I believe is the whole truth. Wealth and power aren’t whats important in life unless you have neither!
For people who begin each day grateful for another night of shelter, wondering when and where their first meal of the day will come from… money and power are everything regardless if they accept it or not.
As you read this blog post you are likely not as wealthy as Richard Gere (net worth of $45 million) or as destitute as those unfortunate enough to be homeless. Therefore you find yourself somewhere in between and the ways in which money and power influence your life depends on your personal situation and how you have adapted to it. (To read the full article, click on the title link above)