DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE RICH AND THE POOR
It has been said that you can make more money but you can’t make more time. It also has been said that time can make money, but money cannot buy time. Both the rich and the poor have the same amount of time in a day, 24 hours. The difference between the rich and the poor is at the rich know how to manage their time, the poor do not.
The poor will come home from work grab a beer sit down in the recliner and watch TV for hours on end. The rich do not do this as they realize useless television watching does not provide a good return on the time invested. This does not mean that the rich do not relax. They do. They just choose to relax in the more constructive manner. A rich man or woman will read up to three books a week. The poor rarely even own a library card much less use it. Did you know that only 5% of all Americans own a library card? A library card is a free pass to a world of information in print form. So the working poor have no excuse for not reading and developing their mind.
It has also been said that you become the average of the five people you spend the most time with. So if you want to be successful, pick five people who are also successful and spend more time with them. if you hang around the same five people even at work you’re not going to rise above them in success or status.
The rich also choose better things to eat. They eat healthy. They eat fruits and vegetables and genuine meat products unless of course they’re vegan. The poor generally gravitate toward junk food like McDonald’s. Granted, McDonald’s does offer some healthy choices like salads, but those are generally a little bit more expensive than what the poor would rather spend on a meal. Poor eating habits will give you poor health. Poor health will steal your time.
The rich invest in themselves. It has been suggested that one should strive to live on 70% of their income. Ten percent of your income should be set aside for saving; another ten percent of your income should be set aside for giving. Lastly, ten percent of your income should be set aside for personal