Life is impermanent. If you’re on top, sooner or later, you’ll go back to where you started.
If money and material possessions are the things you value, once the wheel turns and you lose everything you have, you’ll realize that there are more things valuable than money and material possessions. What about family? What about friends? What about love, peace, and happiness?
So don’t devalue or hurt anyone.
Don’t say something you never wish for. Don’t do things you’ll regret in the future. Don’t say you’ll never need help. Don’t let your ego consume you.
Because you don’t control the outcomes of your life. What if a year from now, you lose everything you own? What if a year from now, you face challenges you’re never prepared for? What if a year from now, you get sick and you can’t do anything about it?
Now you need help. You run out of options. But, but you have no friends or family to lean on because you pushed them away when you have everything in life. What would you do?
To quote the great author Stephen King, “Life is like a wheel. Sooner or later, it always come around to where you started again.”
Stay humble. Stay kind.