Being a billionaire

PUBLISHED : Friday, 07 March, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 07 March, 2008, 12:00am

People always want to be rich. They think rich people live without sorrow or anxiety because they can live in a castle, travel around the world, buy anything they want and do what they like.

While billionaires needn't worry about their daily expenses, they may have other problems.

Billionaires are always anxious of maintaining their social status.

Their personal security is also threatened as people always try to steal their money and belongings.

So, it's not easy to be a rich person.

To be rich is not only about material things, it is also psychological. Everyone can be rich if they lead a colourful and meaningful life.

Yim Yee-nga

From the Editor

Thanks for your letter, Yee-nga. You're right: being rich is about more than having lots of money and possessions.

We are rich if we have family and friends who love us and whom we love. We are rich if we have hobbies and interests that we enjoy. We are rich if we are happy.

Many people these days focus only on material wealth. In Hong Kong, a lot of people are obsessed with earning more than their friends so that they can buy a more expensive bag, a more advanced phone or designer jeans.

But these things are not proof of wealth.

Don't focus on the monetary value of life. Focus on what you can do with your life to enjoy it more and you will be truly rich.

Karly, Sub-editor