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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Wealth alone does not generate happiness. All of us should be thankful for what we have. 

Nov 25, 2021 08:17 AM
Rainmaker
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Wealth does not mean they have everything. And wealth does not equate to happiness.

Nov 25, 2021 07:39 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Money is just money. Wealth is just wealth.

Neither buys happiness or good health.  

I imagine they are thankful they have it ... and thankful for how much more they will have. 

Nov 25, 2021 10:10 AM
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Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

Perhaps the only two things money cannot buy-- good health and time.  

Nov 25, 2021 09:59 AM
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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

mega-wealthy people have the same things to be greatful for as everyone/anyone else.... their health, their families, their friends, careers, etc...

 

what they don't have is: worries about paying the rent, where their next meal is coming from, etc...

 

money can't buy happiness, but it sure can rent it.

Nov 25, 2021 07:36 AM
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Ken Jones, Commercial Real Estate
Kenneth J. Jones, Inc. - Toms River, NJ

Well, Richie Alan Naggar - in the words of the infamous Pearl Baily, "I've been poor and I've been rich. Rich is much better."

As for what they're thankful for?

As articulated here and elsewhere, except for the money, wealthy people are no different than poor people. A person is either a good person or scumbag. The amount of their financial wealth doesn't determine either.

Nov 25, 2021 12:48 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Richie, everyone regarding of financial net worth has the same things that we all are thankful for.  I work with wonderful people who often have a wonderful net worth, because they count their blessings daily and say thank you all they long.  A

Nov 25, 2021 11:38 AM
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Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

you assume because they have money they have everything - not always true 

Nov 25, 2021 10:04 AM
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Shayne Stone
Champion Real Estate Group - Missouri City, TX
"Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor"

I beat they are thankful to keep adding more income every year. Without it they would lose everything and need to start over! 

 

Remember, like use they still need to make a living and pay ALL their bills. 

Nov 25, 2021 09:31 AM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Wealth doesn’t guaranty happiness. Some wealthy people have family, health, other issues. For example, I have some relatives in Los Angeles area that I am not associate with, they always involve in wrong cash business activities generate easy income, and always they are not happy and want more.

Nov 25, 2021 08:56 PM
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Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Richie, perhaps they don't have everthing. 

John Steinbeck's The Pearl  comes to mind as well as Matthew 16:26.

May you have a Blessed Thanksgiving!

Nov 25, 2021 10:18 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Money is not everything. I imagine they are thankful for many things - their health, family, friends, opportunities and more

Nov 25, 2021 10:10 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

If thinking of wealth in monetary terms, money helps to buy a more comfortable life but it does not buy happiness and fulfillment. Those things have to come from within and there is wealth in giving of oneself to others. 

Nov 26, 2021 05:43 AM
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Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

There is far more to life than money. Doesn't matter how much money you have if you don't have family, love, your health or true friends. Everyone has problems doesn't matter who you are, money doesn't solve everything, yes it may help to make life easier in some ways but I would guess their life isn't perfect either.

Nov 25, 2021 01:58 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Do they have everthing?

Donald Trump?

Bill Gates?

Other wealthy but troubled individuals?

Nov 25, 2021 11:16 AM
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Doug Dawes
KW Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Who said they have everything? Many lead very unhappy lives. There is only one way to experience complete contentment...

Nov 26, 2021 08:39 AM
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Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Regardless of their financial status, I'm sure they have much to be thankful for. They are no different than you and me outside of how much money they have.

Nov 26, 2021 06:29 AM
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Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

I suppose it depends on what they value. You can be wealthy and still value your family, health, faith, etc. or you can value your wealth, power, position.  

Nov 26, 2021 06:10 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

That they have everything!  LOL

Nov 25, 2021 03:53 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

The difference between the MEGA wealthy who are happy and unhappy lies in one disapline.
That is the wisdom to use the POWER money brings.
We all have read of those lacking wisdom, hit the Power Ball, and some years later worse off than when it all started.

Nov 26, 2021 07:41 AM
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Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Made Easy

Way too much emphasis on wealth in this country. I always would marvel at my grandparents who were never wealthy. I think they were some of the happiest people I ever met. They had a roof over their heads and food on the table. That was all they needed. Sucess to them was family and friends, not notoriety.

Nov 26, 2021 06:19 AM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

But do they have everything is the real question?  Many of them probably have an emptiness and a yearning for something that we know nothing about. 

Nov 26, 2021 05:43 AM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

Mega-wealthy people for the most part have given society far more than they received.  I'm sure they are thankful to be in a position to help society, workers, and the future of the nation and in some cases, the world.  I think of Elon Musk and how his willingness to fail has single handedly given us a healthier environment on earth and in space.

Nov 25, 2021 10:06 PM
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Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL
Your Real Estate Partner

ALL people should be thankful for their health, ability to make an income and make themselves succuessful; which is all relative...

Nov 26, 2021 09:38 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Friends, family, nature....same as everyone else.

Nov 27, 2021 11:04 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I actually just talked to one.... and I asked this very question.

I feel, we all have similar blessing counts: good health, family well being, friends, good memories we share with loved ones, etc. 

Nov 29, 2021 11:20 PM
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Steven Nickens
Wailea Realty - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

I am not interested in being mega rich. They miss out on the simple things in life. Meeting interesting people who live amazing lives but are not wealthy. I heard once that the working class people give more to help others. Plus not worrying about your fortune, you have more time to enjoy your life.

Nov 28, 2021 08:01 PM