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Money and Well-Being

Money and Well-Being

“Money can only create external pleasantness, it cannot create inner pleasantness.” —Sadhguru

Some time ago, someone brought a man to me. He was depressed and broken and wanted to commit suicide. Why? Because about five years ago, he was worth Rs 3,000 crore. Then he played in the stock market, things went a little wrong and his worth dived a little bit.… If you keep money in your pocket, it is great. But if it enters your head, it becomes misery because that is not its place.

Wealth is just one of the tools towards human well-being, not the whole of it. What we need in the world is not just ‘wealth creation’. We need to create well-being. Wealth means making the outside pleasant for ourselves. Money is just a means; it is not an end by itself. We are making it too big for nothing.

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