Why It’s Okay to Want to Be Rich and Have a Luxe Life

Why it's okay to want lots of money and a luxe life

There’s a widespread belief that it isn’t okay to want to be rich. It isn’t spiritual, it isn’t moral and it isn’t something we should strive for.

We should be ashamed of wanting to earn lots of money, wanting a big house and luxury cars and designer clothes to wear. It’s materialistic and won’t bring us happiness. Therefore, we should pretend that we don’t want to have a nice lifestyle full of beach holidays, champagne and dinner at the best restaurants.

We’re frequently told that money doesn’t buy happiness and that other things in life are much more important; that we need to stop concentrating on money and success. We’re often made to feel like money is the enemy and if we don’t drastically simplify our lives and focus on a distinctly minimalist lifestyle, we are going to end up burnt out, surrounded by things we don’t want and we’re all going to be extremely unhappy and dissatisfied with our lives.

Of course simply being rich doesn’t buy happiness. No way can earning lots of money make for an amazing and fulfilled life all on it’s own. Adopting a certain amount of minimalism can actually create wonders, particularly in terms of getting rid of everything in your life that doesn’t spark joy.

But is being well off and enjoying a luxurious lifestyle a bad thing? Certainly not. In fact, along with other factors, having lots of money is a really a very good thing.

Having the desire to want to earn good money encourages hard work. It inspires you to dream, envision and create, and it gives you a burning desire that will to push you to achieve your goals and thrive in the world.

The more money you have, the more you have to spend.

Our economy needs people who have plenty of cash to spare. When you spend money in your local economy, you help your town, your city and your country to be the place that it is. You’re supporting people’s livelihoods and providing the means for other people to work, live, provide, and enjoy their lives.

Money provides the means for us to not just buy things, but it also enables us to buy experiences. We can travel the world, experience other cultures, enrich our lives and the lives of our children and our families. We can experience more, learn more and grow our knowledge.

It can be difficult to gain the motivation and determination needed to succeed if you are surrounded by people who don’t realise their dreams and aren’t capable of living the life they wish to live. When you can prove to others that it’s possible, they will be driven to realise their own ambitions.

It’s more than okay to want to be rich and have a luxe life, so don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

Featured image: Maja Malnar

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    17th April 2017 at 21:12

    Well said! There are moments I feel like I shouldn’t be wanting that lifestyle especially because it comes with a lot of prejudice. But at the end. The important thing to do is follow your dreams and what you want.

    xx, Melissa

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      20th April 2017 at 17:43

      Thank you! I totally agree with you and definitely don’t feel bad for wanting a nice lifestyle 🙂 x

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    18th April 2017 at 11:54

    Loved this post :). I time to time need encouragement like this. 😉 Have a lovely day!

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      20th April 2017 at 17:45

      Thank you so much 🙂 I hope it helps! You too lovely x

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    kate sullivan`
    19th April 2017 at 10:19

    YAS! There is nothing wrong with wanting more, and money should not be a dirty subject. Its a shame more people dont have this mentality.
    Kate xx

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      20th April 2017 at 18:02

      Thanks so much lovely! I totally agree with you – it’s a shame people can think it’s wrong to want to do well and have a luxury lifestyle xx

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    19th April 2017 at 11:30

    I found this so refreshing to read and I completely agree! I’ve been through situations in life where I’ve had very little money, and believe me, as much as health and family are more important, it is very difficult to take care of either of those things without it. x

    Kate Louise Blogs

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      20th April 2017 at 18:09

      Thank you so much 🙂 Sorry to hear you’ve been through tough times before, I hope things are much better for you now. Abundance in all areas is the most amazing thing and having plenty of money to take care of family is so important to me x

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    21st April 2017 at 08:20

    A super interesting post, Jenny! I completely agree with you that while money won’t necessarily make you happy, it’s certainly not a bad thing to strive for a nice lifestyle! A luxe lifestyle is also different for different people, based on their tastes and personal preferences! For example, if I was wealthy, I wouldn’t necessarily want to spend my money on fancy cars, but I would want to spend it on “experiences” like you describe! For another person, the priorities would be entirely different, and that’s ok! Fab post, really enjoyed it!

    Abbey ?

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      23rd April 2017 at 15:10

      Thank you so much Abbey! So kind of you to say 🙂 Some people love clothes, some love fast cars, and some love amazing experiences, and wouldn’t life be boring if we were all the same! x

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    21st April 2017 at 08:29

    Yes I agree! Its cool to be minimalist, shows you can content with what life gives you but yes we strive for that luxury! Doesnt hurt to want that bit more right?

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      23rd April 2017 at 15:21

      Yay so glad you agree 🙂 Thank you for commenting x

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