Originally Posted by Apollia
Seems possible. Maybe he'll tell us.
Oops, I just realized what I wrote here could be misinterpreted.
I definitely didn't mean the above in any kind of nasty way like "ha, maybe Steve is getting rich and is finding he still feels unfulfilled". I hope it didn't come across that way.
What I was thinking when I said that was, maybe one way Steve is trying to help humanity is by helping them become wealthy so they can see that there's more to life than wealth. Or something like that...
I definitely don't hope that people will feel disappointed and empty once they become wealthy. I actually think it's rather mean to hope such a thing, and possibly indicative of a problem with envy of other people's good fortune.
Well, I do think there is some truth in that. It takes more than creature comforts to have a truly satisfying, fulfilling life. |
But, perhaps one of the best ways for some people to find out that the material isn't enough to fulfill them is to actually become wealthy, and then find that it leaves them feeling empty just the same. Then, perhaps, they'll start looking more earnestly for a higher, spiritual meaning?
I guess the main reason I wrote the above is because I thought maybe it would cause some people to lighten up on the supposed evils of wealth and getting wealthy, since, conceivably, having wealth _could_ lead to an increased understanding that there's more to life than just material luxury, etc., so, looking at it the above way might make even people who think wealth is evil think maybe it's not so bad.
Anyhow... sorry for any confusion. I sometimes write too hastily and certain ways my writing could be interpreted just don't even occur to me until later.