Written by Emil Anton and originally posted on ealuxe.
There have always been tensions between the haves and the have-nots, especially now that the wealth gap is growing bigger, so we decided to give you several motives to work harder than ever to be on the successful side, here are 49 reasons why it’s better to be rich than poor!
Your life significantly changes once you achieve that level of wealth where money is no longer an issue because there’s basically enough for you to live the way you want to and enjoy life to the fullest. Either through hard work or even simply by being born rich, the wealthy have significant advantages over the lesser fortunate that we’ll take a look at in the following segment.
But before we jump right into it, I’d like to start with a quote that perfectly resonates with the topic of this article: I’ve been a poor man, and I’ve been a rich man. And I choose rich every f***ing time! ~ Jordan Belfort
1. You live longer!
Studies show that rich people outlive the others by a good 20 years, that’s plenty of time to live a significant life!
2. You do better in school!
Wealthier individuals afford tutors and mentors that help them get ahead!
3. You don’t need to worry about health issues as much!
There are of course plenty of deadly disease that can kill you no matter your net worth, but it is a lot less likely to die from an untreated infection when you can afford a regular high end doctor.
4. You pay lower taxes!
The rich are smart people, they worked really hard for their money and they do not part with it that easily. They have entire systems set in place that prevent governments from taking as big of a cut as they do in case of lower income individuals.
5. You eat better food!
There’s no secret that if you have the money you can afford quality food not available to the large population. Healthier food is also a lot more expensive than fast food these days so the sooner you get wealthier the sooner you can enjoy a healthier lifestyle.
6. You have a greater chance of surviving a car accident!
If you do decide to be the one driving – although most reach people have a professional chauffeur – you are likely to drive a higher-end vehicle that dramatically increases your chances of walking out alive from a car accident.
7. You don’t worry about student dept!
You don’t have to take out a student loan, you are paying your studies out of your own pocket.
8. You afford to dress better!
Without being selfish you can enjoy a higher level of quality garments meant to make your life as comfortable as possible.
9. You drive your dream car!
You know that dream car you have in the poster on your wall? Rich people have that – and a few more – in their garage. They don’t even drive them everyday, just when they feel like it.
10. You can do more for the world!
More power should mean more responsibility in the words of Ben Parker, so as a wealthy individual you can make a difference and have an impact upon this world.
11. You can travel the world!
Immerse yourself in different cultures, learn as much as possible about the world making you a lot less ignorant about just how similar we all are and the core values we all share.
12. You don’t have to worry about bills!
Bills take care of themselves, you have financial advisers and accountants that take care of your best interests.
13. You can follow your passion!
No matter what you’ve always dream of doing you are free to do so, because you no longer need to work on things you do not love just for the purpose of surviving.
14. You get to meet famous people!
One of the perks of being rich is that you get to hang around famous people, meet and even work with them.
15. You probably have a second home somewhere far away!
While most Americans are still working hard to pay their mortgages you own several properties around the world that are perfect for quick getaways, where you can relax and escape the stress back home.
16. You have the time to learn languages!
Without having to work for your livelihood you are free to travel you become a multi-cultural person, opening opportunities around the world.
17. You enjoy gorgeous views!
One of the best things that come with wealth it the pleasure of indulging yourself in the beauty that is all around us. Either from top floor penthouses or hard to reach places, you enjoy every drop of it.
18. You do not have to look at the price tag!
If you have to look at the price tag, you probably can’t afford it! Rich people buy the things they want and need the way you buy bubble gum, you’ve never though if you can afford it or not, it’s an impulse buy.
19. You fly private!
No more crying babies, ignorant flight attendants or missing your flight. The sole purpose of your own private jet is to be there for you when you need it and upgrade your life to the highest standards.
20. You afford to go to space!
With enough money you can have the most expensive experience money can buy these days: going to space. Russia has a program that for 8 million dollars with the proper training included you can go to space. Although the price is going down rapidly with companies like Richard Bransons’ Virgin Galactic and Elon Musk’s SpaceX, it’s still pretty expensive to go to space.
21. You have access to higher education!
Higher education is something you can buy these days and once your budget allows it they will definitely open their doors for you.
22. You can afford a really good lawyer!
A good lawyer can make small and medium size problems go away, so choosing them wisely should be a priority.
23. You can provide for your family!
Your family has their basic needs covered so they can focus on personal growth. That is the ultimate goal in life isn’t it, to be happy and have those around you be part of your comfort and your happiness.
24. You always have clean clothes!
This is something most of us take for grated, but at the lower end of the financial spectrum having clean clothes is a big impediment from outgrowing your current situation.
25. You have access to the latest technology!
Technology can be bought and that’s great news for anyone passionate about the latest tech available.
26. You afford expensive champagne!
There is a level of quality that most people will never get to experience when it comes to drinks. Champagne, wine, beer, even water have special segments for the super-wealthy.
27. You can enjoy the sea on an yacht!
Face it, you’ve always wanted an yacht! With enough money any wish you might have turns into reality, so buying an yacht and getting all your close friends to enjoy it with you should definitely be on your wish list.
28. You have personal trainers taking care of your weight!
It is easy to lose track of your weight when you’re a busy bee, but fortunately there are plenty of amazing fitness trainers out there that will get you back in shape in no time.
29. Your sex life is a lot better!
Dan Bilzerian is a living example of this point. Although money doesn’t buy love, it can buy amazingly hot sex!
30. You are a lot safer in your home!
Security is something poor people can’t invest in because it can be quite expensive. Premium security services will make you feel like you’re bullet proof.
31. You can afford the things we write about on Ealuxe!
Here on Ealuxe we have covered the World’s Most Expensive Things and we have to say that all of them are out of reach for even some upper-middle class individuals.
32. You can attend exclusive events!
There are events that have a really high entrance fee just so they can keep the quality of the people there to a certain degree of exclusivity. Money will definitely solve that problem for you.
33. You can date the women on the magazine covers!
Those gorgeous women you’re seeing on the magazine covers are suddenly not out of your league anymore. Dating doesn’t hurt, but make sure you don’t rush things otherwise it can be extremely expensive for you!
34. You can buy good press!
Money is power, money is influence! You can use your fortune to change people’s perception of you if this is something you desire.
35. You help humankind advance!
The world’s richest people have been the catalysts of human progress since the early ages.
36. You can buy art!
Not only you can afford to buy art, you even have the time to study and understand what makes art so expensive! That’s something the average Joe will never be able to do.
37. You can enjoy perfect weather all year round!
Homes around the world, close friends in your entourage, your private jet, all this contribute to a beautiful tan.
38. You can buy beauty to some degree!
Although money does not alter genetics -yet- money has a proven track record of aiding the beautification process.
39. You don’t work for money, money works for you!
Compound interest, real estate, bonds, options, anything that pays dividends are your most loyal soldiers. They make your lifestyle possible without you moving an inch.
40. You can buy a part in a movie!
If you’ve ever fantasized about being an actor you can if your bank account allows it. Many movies rely on wealthy investors for backing and are willing to offer you a few seconds of screen time in exchange for your generosity!
41. You can have you life story published!
42. You can buy your own island!
Buying an expensive island where you can escape away from everyone surrounded only by your close ones is something we should all shoot for. Land is not a depreciating asset so it makes sense from an investment standpoint also.
43. You can buy your favorite sports team!
Remember your favorite sports team? As a billionaire you should definitely add it to your portfolio.
44. You can wake up late if you want to!
Although the world’s richest people only sleep around 6 hours a night, you have the option, if you wanted, to sleep in late.
45. You get to visit the playboy mansion!
It will be like a kid in a candy store. The Playboy mansion should definitely be on everyone’s list!
Welcome to the candy shop | via privesociety.com
46. Your toys are a lot bigger and better!
What’s your fortune if you can’t have a little fun?!
47. You can overcome your fears by minimizing risk!
Any fear you might have can be coached through by professionals, opening a wide series of amazing experiences left to be discovered and enjoyed.
48. You get to learn about more religions!
The less you know about the world, the more likely you are to be offended by other cultures. That is something wealth can fix if you are willing to put yourself in the learners position and try to understand what make people different and so incredibly interesting.
49. You are free!
Above everything else, Money has become the instrument of freedom, the key to opening doors that might be locked for other, the ultimate passport to see the world, the book comprising all the knowledge you need. If you want to make more money you can read, “Money: Master the Game” by self-help guru Tony Robbins and you can order it here.
Wealth should always be seen as a mean, an instrument to live a significant life, make a difference and enjoy to the fullest every second you are alive!