The title is a reference to from rags to riches which is about JK Rowling going from nothing to everything (a $billion). However, I personally am the opposite. I have grown up wealthy, around wealthy people. Through sharing classrooms with billionaires, to having friends who inherit millions upon their eighteenth birthday, to just being around it. However, many of my friends are poor. My trips to India, Kenya, and many other places around the world have taught me that live is experience; it is enjoyment, and the essentials. It is not about your bank statement, or your car, laptop brand, or clothing. It is not about stock options and a giant budget for the year. Since realizing this I have been conflicted as my plans for creating a business in the future, while expecting millions and aiming for billions have been trumped. They've been trumped by my single thought that money isn't everything. It is tough explaining this to people who "need" money (they actually just think they need it). And the rich buddies wouldn't have a nightmare about losing or giving away their money because even their subconscious most likely sees it as unreasonable! Anyways, that is what I am going through at the moment and I am curious if any of you have any thoughts on this.