It’s vital for any adult to find a stable job and work, in order to support themselves and their loved ones.
Indeed, the average person has to work long hours in order to earn money. Money, of course is used to purchase essentials things like food and water – as well as the occasional splurge on movies, cars, gadgets, etc.
Wanting to save money we’ve earned for a better life is not a bad dream. In fact it may as well be the dream of every hard working person. Yet if we focus solely on making money without learning to appreciate and enjoy the other aspects of life, then we lose sight of why we work.
Worrying about the future can be difficult way to live and anticipating bad outcomes will have a negative impact on our lives.
To desire for more invites without seeing the bigger picture will leave us with nothing but want.
No one knows this lesson, more than the late Doctor Richard Teo Keng Siang.
Dr. Siang was a millionaire surgeon who had everything anyone could want in this life – but held many regrets in his heart.
Indeed he had several luxury cars, enjoyed the perks of high-society and spent time with popular personalities like Miss Singapore-Universe Rachel Kum and Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin.
To make better profit for himself, the surgeon switched specialties from ophthalmology to cosmetics. This move proved to be a great move on his part – after all he became a millionaire.
Dr. Siang took a wife but they never produced a single child in the six years of their marriage.
It was around March of 2011 when the wealthy surgeon was given devastating news.
He was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer despite being a light smoker.
When he heard the news Dr. Siang then changed attitude completely around. There was a drastic shift in his perspective of happiness.
Wealth and material possessions didn’t make him happy not really anyway. His fancy luxury items such as his sports cars were just for show. His riches couldn’t give him what he truly desired: a happy life.CLICK PAGE 2 TO WATCH THE VIDEO
He even said once after he got the news of his illness that he “can’t hug his Ferrari”.
Those material things did not radiate what he initially wanted to do in his life – help people.
Dr. Siang then spent the remainder of his life going having talks to fellow medical workers. For the few days he had left in this world, the surgeon spent inspiring people to enrich themselves
He taught people that wealth and material goods do not equate to happiness. A complete sense of oneself is the true way to happiness.
Listen to Dr. Siang’s thoughts on success, wealth and happiness here!
Rest in peace Dr. Siang.
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