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The Rules of Wealth, 3rd Edition by Richard Templar

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RULE 18

Don’t envy what others have

We all set our own objectives. We all have individual ambitions. We all work out how much work we are prepared to put into this business of becoming wealthy. We all set our own limits and know what we are prepared to do or not do. So what is the point of envying what anyone else has? Not unless you know what their agenda was and is. Not unless you know how much work they were prepared to put in. Not unless you know what they were prepared to sacrifice.

Of course you can cast an envious glance at the easy three – lottery, inherited, married (or divorced!) into – we all do. But money earned is entirely the business of the person earning it. They did the work. They had the idea or entrepreneurial spirit. They ...

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