Whenever you lose money, you don't lose anything much. But when you lose yourself, you lose everything.
The rich and the poor, both suffer from either having no money at all, or having too much of money.
Well, I am not saying that being a middleclass is the key. I just want to say that one can be rich but it can be a lot more better when, one first attempts to know his / her essence and then keeps it. The type of clothes that you wear, food that you eat and people you hang out with, defines who you are; pay attention to details.
You should set standards for yourself and others and guard them, ruthlessly. Whatever it takes. You should not allow yourself to fall back on any particular standard that you have set. Wealth is admired by everyone but only a few have the capacity to build it.
Money for the sake of money is foolishness, figured out using discretion by many but wealth and power for the sake of what it brings is not well figured out. Only a few are able to think in terms of what they really need and how much money they require to fulfill their needs. The next person sitting on his office chair, may be the victim of the former way of thinking. And he may not even know it.
This is the state of the world. One may never know how much the world has, as the rich and the elite may have kept it for themselves. But who is stopping you from making good financial decisions, in your personal life on a daily basis?