33voices interview with Richard Watts founder of Family Business Office and the author of Fables of Fortune series
What the Wealthy have that you don’t want
I’m one of those who believes that money can certainly buy happiness; but not in the material sense; more from a moral perspective. There’s no question that wealth creates peace of mind and financial freedom, and still most seem to be more unhappy with it than without it. As I read Richard Watts’ Fables of Fortune, I was reminded that a life based on virtue, character and gratitude is infinitely richer than one based on entitlement and external appearance. There’s a lot that the wealthy have that could enrich our lives, but there seems to be much more that we’d be better off avoiding. Here’s what Richard has learned after 30 years of working with the ultra wealthy…..