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My 8 year old really wants to be rich. Somehow I find that a little worrying. I understand it's not a bad aspiration, but I'm so worried he'll end up disappointed and be unhappy with what he's got.
To be honest I want to be rich, too. Who doesn't? But I'm very happy with what we've got and don't want a bigger house or fancier car or anything. So far he seems to be very intelligent and good with managing his pocket money. When he was 3 we gave him $5 to spend by himself. He bought a cheap little book, a candy bar and saved the rest in his piggy bank. He loves playing monopoly and has invented some get rich games to play with his best friends.
I trust that someday he'll be making decent income and possibly be quite successful, but what if he's not? I don't want him to be the type who always want bigger, better and more. I don't want the desire for material goods to ruin his perfectly fine and normal life. How do I guide him so he can be content with what he has, yet still work hard to achieve goals?
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