Money changes everything

posted Aug 2, 2011, 8:52 PM by ash ‎(evermindful)‎   [ updated Aug 2, 2011, 8:56 PM ]
Yesterday we celebrated my son’s 14th birthday. My wife and I gave him a Hallmark with $150 inside and two paperback books as a present.

The font of the card read 
“A birthday is a good time to get lots of money in your card…”. 

The inside of the card read 
“… it’s also a good time to start dealing with life’s disappointments. 
Happy Birthday!”

My message to him was:

Dear Marcus,

I chose this card because only in this last year have I noticed desire growing for money and other possessions. I recall being 14 year old; getting a job and developing a life long obsession over money. 

It has taken much contemplation for me to realise that no amount of money is enough. We always want more. I know this is hard to believe but if you slow things down enough you will hear that voice inside your head saying “Not good enough yet, got to have more, got to make it better, got to be better!”

These few words are far more valuable than the cash enclosed in this card. 

Marcus, I wish the greatest happiness for you and hope that you can find your way through the web of delusion.

Love Dad