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If You Were Rich….What Would You Do?

posted by dprice

Earlier this week I wrote about Money & Spirituality and it ignited quite a conversation between my husband and I. My husband is a classic Creator-Artist, which in money coaching terms means he has a love-hate relationship with money and has some strong opinions about people who have too much money or what he considers greedy.

So, I’m curious about what you think. Is is possible to have too much money? And if so, how much is too much?

I, myself, feel pretty comfortable with the wealth of others. However, I don’t personally feel the need to accumulate a large fortune just for the sake of having it. If I were “rich” (which I’d gratefully accept!) it would be mandatory that I did something with the majority of my wealth to help others. It would not sit well with my own being and my life’s purpose to acquire mega millions that simply increase my possessions or investment portfolio. I would however, due to my domestic challenges, love to have a full-time housekeeper and a chef!

Otherwise, I would want to continue writing and working as a Money Coach and would feel the need to give much of my money away to support causes that I’m passionate about.

There is so much that needs to be done in this world. Everyday billions of people live without adequate food, housing, healthcare and education. Over half the world’s population lives on less than $2.50 a day. On the other hand, according to the 2008 World Wealth Report. the population of millionaires has grown to over 10 million people with a combined wealth of over 40 trillion dollars. With less than one-tenth of that wealth, according to globalissues.org, we could solve some very big issues. For example:

- With $40 billion, we could
achieve universal access to basic social services for everyone.
- With $6 billion we could provide basic education for all.
- With $9 billion we could provide water and sanitation for all.
- With $13 billion we could provide basic healthcare and nutrition for everyone.

So, if I were rich…I’d need to be one of the wealthy who model how to make a difference in the world…so that everyone could have more.

If you were rich, what would you do?

Here’s some inspiration to help you think about it:

I will not die an unlived life.
I will not live in fear
of falling or catching fire.
I choose to inhabit my days,
to allow my living to open me,
to make me less afraid,
more accessible,
to loosen my heart
until it becomes a wing,
a torch, a promise.
I choose to risk my significance;
to live so that which came to me as seed
goes to the next as blossom
and that which came to me as blossom,
goes on as fruit.

~Dawna Markova, Fully Alive




  



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Georgiegal

posted June 7, 2009 at 2:30 am


If I were a multi millionaire I would pay my taxes first, second I would learn what I owe the state for food and Medical,pay them,the home and car are ok at present so I would help family and friends but most of all I would want a place to educate others how to become a millionaire.We have the movie “The Secret” and a sequel coming out called “Opus” which teaches that anyone according to the Law of Attraction can become rich.Lets get Educated.



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sandy

posted June 7, 2009 at 10:05 am


I would make sure that everyone in the United States was working, there are so many of us that lost are jobs, we can’t afford to even buy the necessaties. I would also make sure that I didn’t act like the weathly people do, like their above everyone else, we are all equal and should act accordingly.



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Lora

posted June 7, 2009 at 12:26 pm


If I was rich I would give large amounts to all my missionary friends, they have so little, but do so much good. I would love to set up a true free health clinic and help the people who are really down and out.



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Your Name

posted June 7, 2009 at 7:01 pm


If i am rich or if i become rich,i would rather build a business
and that generates employment for people to work for their families.
I would rather help people this way that through my business that
makes money,the people who work with me and for the company will be
benefitted too.I may not be able to help all people in the world but
to have a business that provides employment,i shall be able to find
the meaning of living with plan and purpose that brings honor and glory to God.I believe in a saying that before building a house,we have to develope our business first.
thank you.



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Lorna

posted June 7, 2009 at 8:03 pm


If I was rich, I donate to my church for the work they do on our community. I would pay for my kids college education and my friends kids college education. I would make sure that all my family meember and my husband family members are taken care of. I would give to my sons boys scout troop and to the boys scout council. I would pay all my bills on time. My husband could travel as often as he wants. He could have the car and the house that he wants. I would make sure that eveyone I know, and those that I do not know is taken care of.



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Shirabuel

posted June 8, 2009 at 3:30 am


Very interesting topic. I would say the measure of one’s wealth is “when you can not count anymore how much you have, then you are really very rich”. I wish I am also very rich because I have so many objectives in life that I wish to fulfill but because I have only enough and a lot of times lesser, I can not do it. I would like to support out of school children, give donations to orphanages, set up a soup kitchen once a week for the less privelege one, establish a livelihood for unemployed mothers and many many more. What I am lacking in this department, I fill by giving away used clothings, shoes, bags, whatever it is that the family doesn’t need, give a little food to street children and most of all I pray. I tell God, “God I don’t have the capacity to fulfill these dreams, but there is always one thing that I can do, pray for all the people of the world, for the rich to share their wealth and have more compassion and for the needy to receive great help from the rich ones”. But I don’t lose hope, I know, ONE DAY, I will be able to realize these dreams, if not all of them, then some of them. After all, it is in giving that we find true happiness. God bless the whole world.



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Mrs. S.F.

posted June 8, 2009 at 7:22 am


This is a very interesting topic, one I think that we all ponder from time to time. First of all I define being rich as first and foremost knowing God and seeking his kingdom, knowing who I am , Having the love of my family and good friends aroung to enjoy life with, and being healthly.
If I had a substantial amount of money there so many things I would love to do with it in the area of ‘giving back” and “Helping others’
too many too list but the most important issue I would tackle is education, it so important!
and the obvious for me, NO hunger in my path. there would be hunger centers across the world.



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Carolyn

posted June 8, 2009 at 3:29 pm


I am in total agreement, it is said that money is the root of all evil but I truly believe that it depends on whose hand the money is in. I think that if I were rich it probably wouldn’t be for long since i would probably give so much of it away. Unless of course i find a way to use the money to raise funds for additionally causes that sould be on going. I would love to be able to help people of all walks of life keeping in mind that ” if you give a man a fish he will eat for one day but teach a man to fish and he will will eat everyday””



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betty

posted June 8, 2009 at 9:36 pm


Even I am not than rich…. as much as possible i shared the blessing i received…..i love helping people…. so touching when somebody approached me telling her financial needs…. in as much that i have an xtra money i shared….. specially children who was abandoned by their parents specially the mother, and i will know their mother leave them because of another man…. Childrens needs the care of a mother….and if am that reach i will gather all children who were abandoned by their parents….. i will provide them food, shelter and education….



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Your Name

posted June 9, 2009 at 12:39 pm


If I had money like that. I would take care of my kids first. Take care of any debt, bills, and put extra aside. Then help mine and his family members. But, Only the ones that would use it wisely and not abuse the help. I’d also help the people who need it. Like the charities I hear that help other people who need help with their bills, rent and just to get back on their feet. Why cause am there and I know how it is to stuggle and be homeless. Am just blessed to be here and having to know my kids love me no matter what situation were in. They’re my life.



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Your Name

posted June 9, 2009 at 2:54 pm


If I were rich, I would definitely take care of under privileged children. I would make sure they were never abused or misused. I would set-up some type of scholastic fund for their education, and healthcare. I would make sure each and every child have a safe home and healthy environment in so that they grow up to be productive citizens. I hear so many tragic stories about the abuse of children. It truly breaks my heart. In conjunction with my fund for children I would set up a training program for homeless to make them productive citizens as well. Maybe some type of home, with classes, to prepare them for the workforce. I truly believe that being rich will happen soon to me, I keep the faith.



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Marianna DaVinci

posted June 11, 2009 at 10:56 am


I have over the years, seen the Best of times and Worst of times. I have had… Excess money
(which I Have Always Shared — I Personally Feel It Is A Moral Obligation, When You Have Excess…
To SHARE and… Do SOMETHING GOOD FOR OTHERS !!! )
I have also, (over the years… been a Survivor Of Domestic Abuse, Been Homeless living in my car w/ my 7 yr old son and everything we owned for a LONG time ) I also Had 6 Christmas’ where I only had 0 to $5.00 …. to my name and Needed a Christmas Basket, of Food & whatever )
I HAVE OVER THE YEARS, BEEN THROUGH SOME REALLY / REALLY HARD TIMES, ABUSE FROM MY MOTHER -( – OF ALL KINDS) MY SON’S FATHER DIED WHEN HE WAS ONLY 2 YRS OLD,
I HAVE BEEN A SINGLE MOM SINCE THEN… MY SON IS NOW 23 YRS OLD.,
(MY SON IS NOW GROWN AND A WONDERFUL GIFT FROM GOD, I THANK GOD EVERYDAY, FOR THIS WONDERFUL YOUNG MAN…. HE IS KIND, SWEET, COMPASSIONATE, THOUGHTFUL & TALENTED !! )
YET THROUGH WHATEVER HARDSHIPS WE WENT THROUGH… I ALWAYS KNEW IF GOD BRINGS ME TO IT… GOD WILL BRING ME THROUGH IT … I THINK IT HELPED ME TO BE WISER… MORE THOUGHTFUL / COMPASSIONATE TOWARDS OTHERS, MORE TOLERANT, MORE OPEN MINDED, HAVE MORE EMPATY, ALSO, ( TIL THE DAY I DIE, — I WANT TO DO — A LOT OF GOOD FOR OTHERS !!!! )
RIGHT NOW… I AM JUST BARELY GETTING BY, FINANCIALLY…
BUT, I DO BELIEVE IN GOD… AND I DO BELIEVE IN MIRACLES !!!!
I ALSO KNOW… GOD WORKS IN MYSTERIOUS WAYS!!!
I HAVE HAD GOOD YEARS … and EVERY SINGLE TIME, I HAD MONEY — I ALWAYS SHARED W/ MANY PEOPLE, I HAVE GIVEN TO – MANY SCHOOLS, CLASS ROOMS, LIBRARIES, HOMELESS SHELTERS, HOMELESS PEOPLE, MANY CHILDREN DONATIONS.
( CHILDREN ARE MY THING… I AM A SUPER NANNY. GOVERNESS AND A TEEN MENTOR –
I AM ALSO AN ARTIST)
I HAVE PROMISED GOD AND THE WHOLE UNIVERSE… THAT GOD WILLING…
>THAT IF> PLEASE PRAY FOR ME… I PROMISE… I WILL — DO A LOT OF GOOD — FOR MANY PEOPLE !!!



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Marianna DaVinci

posted June 11, 2009 at 11:25 am


I LIVE IN EVERETT WASHINGTON…
BUT, WILL ACCEPT PRAYERS — FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD !!!!
THANKING YOU IN ADVANCE !
I NEED A KNEE REPLACEMENT A.S.A.P. —
BUT, DO NOT HAVE THE MONEY TO GET IT DOWN…
>> PLEASE PRAY FOR ME…
THAT I AM ABLE TO GET THE GOOD >>>> DR. THOMAS C. SKALLEY,



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Connie

posted June 24, 2009 at 6:06 pm


As with most of us we all have had ups and downs in our lives.
But if I were rich I would make sure that all animals would be fixed so there would be NO putting down of any of them.



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