Being rich is not the same as being wealthy

Being rich is about income. The higher the number, the higher the status.

Being wealthy is about the ability to do what you want, when you want it, with who you want, and for as long as you want to. Note that this idea has little to do with the amount of money you possess.

Rich is loud and wealth is quiet. Remember that when observing behaviour.

Knowing why you need money is more important than spending it. The rich focus on the latter. The wealthy, on the former.

Being rich is enslaving. It is about succumbing to the desire of wanting more. Being wealthy is liberating. It is about freedom.