This post follows on from my post yesterday about the best way to get rich. As promised at the end of that article I am going to get all philosophical on you today. Firstly an apology for the delay in posting this as we suffered from a power cut last night which took over twelve hours for us to be reconnected. I guess that't the price one pays for escaping the rat race and living in the country! Still at least we are back up now and my heart goes out to all those who have been suffering from flooding and power cuts in recent weeks given all the bad weather we have been having.
So this post, you'll be pleased to hear will be brief. My advice yesterday, for what it is worth was, that if you have a good idea and some capital and you are prepared to take a risk then go ahead and start your own business as that will probably give you the best chance of getting seriously rich. However, there's a problem with getting rich and wealthy in that for some it just becomes a way of keeping score and the trouble is there always someone who has more than you or an Oligarch who has a bigger Yacht. So I thought I'd share with you a fantastic article I saw recently about this called How to Get Rich, Feel Rich, and Stay Rich by Morgan Housel of Motley Fool. I liked this as it appeals to my way of thinking. Of course that may just be confirmation bias on my part and of course if others want to stay on the hedonistic treadmill then that's up to them and fine by me.
The second thing I'd like to suggest to you is a book called Enough, which helped me to choose my current lifestyle and is also on my recommended reading list - check it out if you are of a similar mind set, otherwise I'll leave you to it with some classic lines from Gerry Rafferty's - Baker Street:
This city desert makes you feel so cold
It's got so many people but it's got no soul
And it's taken you so long to find out you were wrong
When you thought it held everything
You used to think that it was so easy
You used to say that it was so easy
But you're tryin', you're tryin' now
Another year and then you'd be happy
Just one more year and then you'd be happy
That's all folks ciao for now.