If we become a slave to our wealth by sacrificing time with our family, then not only will we be unable to enjoy our riches, but our children will suffer the consequences of our enslavement as well. The delight of having family, friends, and children around us—this is true wealth.

As Henry David Thoreau so eloquently put it: “Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.”

In other words, money and recognition become immaterial when we have the love of those closest to us.

-Karen Berg