The Art of Earning Money
1 - You really deserve to be Rich
Whatever may be said in praise of poverty, the fact remains that it is not
possible to live a really complete or successful life unless one is rich. No man
can rise to his greatest possible height in talent or soul development unless he
has plenty of money; for to unfold the soul and to develop talent he must have
many things to use, and he cannot have these things unless he has money to buy
A man develops in mind, soul, and body by making use of things, and society is
so organized that man must have money in order to become the possessor of
things; therefore, the basis of all advancement for man must be the science of
The object of all life is development; and everything that lives have an
inalienable right to all the development it is capable of attaining.
Man's right to life means his right to have the free and unrestricted use of all the
things which may be necessary to his fullest mental, spiritual, and physical
enfoldment; or, in other words, his right to be rich.
In this book, I shall not speak of riches in a figurative way; to be really rich
does not mean to be satisfied or contented with a little. No man ought to be
satisfied with a little if he is capable of using and enjoying more. The purpose
of Nature is the advancement and enfoldment of life; and every man should
have all that can contribute to the power; elegance, beauty, and richness of life;
to be content with less are sinful.
The man who owns all he wants for the living of all the life he is capable of
living is rich; and no man who has not plenty of money can have all he wants.
Life has advanced so far, and become so complex, that even the most ordinary
man or woman requires a great amount of wealth in order to live in a manner
that even approaches completeness. Every person naturally wants to become all
that they are capable of becoming; this desire to realize innate possibilities is
inherent in human nature; we cannot help wanting to be all that we can be.
Success in life is becoming what you want to be; you can become what you
want to be only by making use of things, and you can have the free use of
things only as you become rich enough to buy them. To understand the science
of getting rich is therefore the most essential of all knowledge.
There is nothing wrong in wanting to get rich. The desire for riches is really the
desire for a richer, fuller, and more abundant life; and that desire is praise
worthy. The man who does not desire to live more abundantly is abnormal, and
so the man who does not desire to have money enough to buy all he wants is