What Money Does to Your Character

Two takes on what money does to your character, written a century apart but completely in sync…

“Money is the most important thing in the world. It represents health, strength, honor, generosity, and beauty as conspicuously as the want of it represents illness, weakness, disgrace, meanness, and ugliness. Not the least of its virtues is that it destroys base people as certainly as it fortifies and dignifies noble people.”
– George Bernard Shaw, playwright and critic (1856-1950)

“I feel like money makes you more of who you already are. If you’re an asshole, you become a bigger asshole. If you’re nice, you become nicer. Money is fun to make, fun to spend, and fun to give away.”
– Sara Blakely, billionaire founder of Spanx (1971 – )

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