Sounds simple right?
I wish you enough.
What does that really mean at the core, however?
It means that you wish someone a life that is balanced and not in the extremes. Not in extreme poverty, or even extreme luxury.
Being too poor means you can’t make your bills, and you are working a lot to just meet your basic needs of food, shelter, clothing and other.
When you don’t have money, it’s all you can think about. You have debt, you have obligations, your kids are perhaps not getting the resources that they need to succeed in life, and you’re too tired to give any more of yourself to them after working 2 jobs to provide for them.
Being too rich however, means you have had your basic needs met, but now you have other issues to deal with; perhaps with having children you want to know how to raise productive, wonderful citizens of society without giving or taking away too much from them.
The problems themselves don’t go away with money, they just get more complex.
My favourite example to trot out for this is Warren Buffett.
Filthy rich billionaire who lives in the same house he bought so many years ago, but his children admit to not having a very close relationship with their father.
They’re also not going to inherit all of his billions, presumably in an attempt to avoid turning them into bums, but couldn’t he have also found a way like other rich parents to help his children preserve and keep said wealth?
(Not that I’m knocking what he’s going to do with all that money, it’s really generous that he will be donating the bulk of it away to those in need.)
Even if you are rich and think you can just go to restaurants all the time and enjoy someone else’s work rather than cooking for yourself, doesn’t it feel rather hollow and empty after a while?
If you can buy anything and everything that you wanted without thinking twice about it, what’s left?
Life is not about stuff, it is about experiences and relationships, and those with less money seem to have that in abundance.
The best solution? A balance in between the two extremes.