The rich enjoy influence, status, and freedom. Wealth is power. It’s easy to see why a lack of money correlates with a lack of dignity. I think much of our culture reinforces this worldview.
That’s a concern, because I believe it’s a trap to have our happiness so closely tied to our bank accounts. Earning money is only a part of all the things we choose to do, which means it’s only a part of who we are.
I’m just noting this as a reminder, especially to myself.