A Million Dollar’s Worth of Love
When Warren Buffett was asked by a group of students at Georgia Tech what his greatest success and failure were, he didn’t speak about business. Instead he talked about measuring success by how many people you have that actually love you.
“I know people who have a lot of money, and they get testimonial dinners and they get hospital wings named after them,” he says. “But the truth is that nobody in the world loves them. If you get to my age in life and nobody thinks well of you, I don’t care how big your bank account is, your life is a disaster.”
Since you can’t buy love – even if you’re Warren Buffett – the only way to get love is to be loveable. “It is very irritating if you have a lot of money,” he says. “You’d like to think that you could write a check: I’ll buy a million dollars worth of love. But it doesn’t work that way. The more love you give away, the more you get.”
Source: The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life, click on the title to purchase the book.
By the way, I’ll be speaking tomorrow on the subject of BIBLICAL FINANCE. See you at Victory Greenhills, 4th floor VMALL, Greenhills, 7pm sharp.