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The real measure of your wealth is how much you'd be worth if you lost all your money.

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This sentence clearly articulates the difference between wealth and money.

Someone once told me that there's a close relationship between the term "talents" meaning skills and "talents" as a type of money. Or "values" and "values". It's definitely one reason I worry about young people today, because they seem way more worried about the idea that they're failing if they don't become wealthy in their 20's than they are about slowly building up deep stores of skill and experience and character that they will be able to draw upon throughout their lives.

One way or another they will learn that lesson.

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