How To ‘Change Your Stars’

One of my family favorite movies is A Knight’s Tale starring Heath Ledger. It’s completely…something. I mean, modern pop culture references in a medieval movie shouldn’t work, but it does

However, the overall theme of the movie is about whether or not a man can “change his stars.” After all, you have a commoner who wants to become a knight, something forbidden.

What does that have to do with anything?

Well, yesterday, I did something I kind of despise. I told people to change their lives if they don’t like it, but I really didn’t offer up a whole lot of actionable advice.

I offered up a platitude and put the onus on you, but all I offered was some vague comments about grabbing opportunities.

While I’m not a fan of trying to tell you how to live your life, I also have to understand that not everyone has a clue as to how to even begin to “change their stars.”

Today, I’m going to try and fix that.

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Wealth Is Power, And That’s Not A Bad Thing

Something that’s been bouncing around in my head for a while is the idea of wealth. In particular, the accumulation of wealth for the sake of accumulating wealth.

Over the years, there’s been a lot of words spilled over the topic, and most of it seems to be pretty negative. We hear that money is the root of all evil, that greed is bad, that any desire to have more than what you need betrays your lack of moral character.

But honestly, I’ve never bought that.

Instead, I see wealth as power. While it has also been said that power corrupts, that’s not necessarily true either. Power is just attractive to the corruptible. Wealth is no different. Sure, we can find plenty of rich jackasses, they’re jackasses for reason that have little to do with wealth and the power that’s associated with it.

No, wealth is power, but it’s power that you can also use for good in your life and the life of others.

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