Tell me: is anyone out there who doesn't want to be rich? I'm actually not sure. Who knows; there might be some people who believe that being rich is not everything... nah... really... EVERYONE wants to be rich, so here is your guide to it.
But first let's have a look at the definition of richness. What actually does it mean?
People who have possessions and wealth. having an abundant supply of desirable qualities or substances. People how have things of great worth or quality.
That's the theory. This definition can be found in all major online dictionaries.
The Wealth Gate for example states that some people are rich in their own eyes when they get twice as much as they already received.... interesting, don't you think?
Though Seneca (a philosopher and humorist) believed that 'Wealth is the slave of a wise man. The master of a fool.' Benjamin Franklin said that 'If you would be wealthy, think of saving as well as getting.' - wise words!
Cicero (a philosopher, too) explained that 'Not to be avaricious is money; not to be fond of buying is a revenue; but to be content with our own is the greatest and most certain wealth of all.'
Those philosophers in the good all times said it easily. But what does this mean to you? How do you get rich now? Well, if you are looking for THE recipe to earn endless amounts of money, I'm sorry, I have to disappoint you - I can't give it to you - unfortunately. If however you are reading this to learn more about how to acquire some immaterial wealth - at least a little bit of it - then here are my guidelines:
- plan your next holidays to New Zealand - why not...? Come on: we won the Rubgy World Cup and we have the best Pinot noirs of the world.
- Travel to Queenstown. It is on the South Island and 'Worth a Queen'. Even the Lonely Planet declared the Southern Lakes Region as a must-visit destination for 2012 - come and see for yourself.
- Visit Skippers Canyon with us - this is the place where so many people tried to find their own material wealth. This region is famous for the gold rush in Central Otago. In fact, real gold can still be found.
- Bring your camera and plenty of storage cards. You will need it to collect your own wealth of... experiences, impressions and timeless memories. You will capture moments of history, take home your private collection of breathtaking snapshots of this beautiful natural landscape and of course you will own the bragging rights that you actually survived this smooth-adventure.
But let me say one last thing in the words of Bonnie Friedman. She believes that 'an unhurried sense of time is in itself a form of wealth.'
So very true... Thank you for reading my blog. And thank you for imagining to travel into Skippers Canyon. Here - and I am sure about this - you could become richer; in experiences and ultimately in sharing something special with the one(s) you love.