“Ordinary riches can be stolen; real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.” — Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde, Irish poet and dramatist, was arguably one of the greatest wits the world has known. His words were often snarky yet insightful, such as: “Always forgive your enemies—nothing annoys them so much.”
And, “Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.”
But one thing ol’ Oscar knew about was the high price we sometimes pay for being exactly, unapologetically who we are. It takes courage to be that genuine.
So, who are you? “I am a parent, daughter, student, businessman”…we all have our outer identifying labels. But what defines you deep in your heart and soul? These are the identities that can never be taken away. A true friend. An honest person. Someone who cares generously and loves deeply.
Oscar was a flamboyant, outrageous, brilliant wit. But I believe he knew that what matters most—the real riches—lies within.