Real G's Move in Silence Like Lasagna

About wealth

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Paper chasin', tell that paper, "Look, I'm right behind ya"

Bitch, real Gs move in silence like lasagna

People say I'm borderline crazy, sorta kinda

Woman of my dreams, I don't sleep, so I can't find her

Lil Wayne, 6 Foot 7 Foot

What do you imagine when you hear the word wealth?

I’ll give you a moment.

Aight, lemme guess. You were probably thinking of Lamborghinis, mansions, yachts, designer brands, and other expensive things right?

This may shock you. But no, that’s not what wealth is. And in the next 3 minutes, you’re going to change the way you think about wealth.

Wealth isn’t owning flashy flex pieces. True wealth is silent—like the G in lasagna.

Let me explain.

We tend to judge wealth by what we can see. Closets filled with designer brands. A garage full of luxury cars. An Instagram feed full with lavish vacations.

If someone can afford all these things then they must be wealthy and successful…


Imagine this scenario: we have two guys we’ll call Kevin and Tony.

Kevin balls the fuck out.

He drives a red Lambo, is always eating at fancy restaurants, and is dripped out in the latest luxury brands. If you scroll through his Instagram, he looks like he’s living the life. He made it.

But it’s what you don’t see that matters.

If you look beyond the surface, Kevin doesn’t have any savings or investments. He’s making good money but he’s spending it all to fuel his lifestyle. He’s fucked if he loses his job.

No more car, no more parties, no more Instagram flexes—nothing.

Now let’s look at Tony.

He lives a more low key life, drives a Honda Civic, and has a modest home. On the surface, he looks like any regular dude.

What you don’t see is that Tony has $300,000 invested.

Gets fired? He can be patient with his job search instead. He could decide to finally start the business that he’s been dreaming of. Or he decide to could travel the world for a while.

He’s got peace of mind.He’s got flexibility.He’s got options.He’s got time.

And that’s what wealth is.

We think ballin’ out on luxury items signifies wealth when in reality it’s the complete opposite. As Morgan Housel (GOAT Finance writer) wrote in The Psychology of Money:

When most people say they want to be a millionaire, what they might actually mean is “I’d like to spend a million dollars.” And that is literally the opposite of being a millionaire.

Morgan Housel

Buying expensive things to show how much money you have is the quickest way to be broke.

If you have a ton of money and spend it all, then you don’t have money anymore… You just have stuff.

Stuff that will lose its novelty within a year, depreciate, and be worthless. Stuff that keeps you trapped working for more money cause you spent it all.

Having a Lamborghini isn't a flex if you have to drive it to a job you hate every day.

The real flex is living on your own terms: the freedom to do whatever you want, wherever you want, whenever you want.

Wealth is the money not spent on status symbols. Wealth is having peace of mind and control of your time while your money is working for you.

Wealth is having the freedom to wake up in the morning and say “I'm gonna do whatever the fuck I want today.”

The next time you see somebody flexing on the feed, don’t be so quick to judge. Remember it’s what you don’t see that matters.

Let them compete in the never ending race. We pursuing true wealth over here, like a real G.

See you next Friday,

Fifty Sat

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