True wealth is defined by how much you have

Nigerian realtor and human rights activist, Segun Awosanya, recently tweeted that true wealth isn’t just about the accumulation of paper money.

According to him, it is too shallow to limit wealth to only making money, because there are better ways true wealth can be truly defined. He also opined that the absence of imagination can be “traumatic” because it can stagnate in productivity and ultimately lead to abject poverty.

He continued by tweeting that if money is the only possession one has, then the individual is as good as impoverished.

Why it matters – The saying “some people are so poor, all they have is money” is very apt in this situation. Indeed, it is important for everyone to always bear in mind that money is not the only measure of greatness. Moreover, there are many other factors that determine wealth.

Therefore, just as one focuses on making money, they should also enrich their minds, thoughts, and activities as it also speaks volume about the individual.

Nigerians reacted 

Many of those who reacted to Mr Awosanya’s tweet agreed with him. According to a particular comment, some people focus so much on earning money and forget to map out their retirement plan. Others lack imagination as to how to make their money work for them.

Another follower of Segun, however, noted that money can never be eliminated from the scheme of things, as far as wealth creation is concerned.

It is also important to mention that poverty doesn’t necessarily stop once one make money. After all, the more money you have, the more problems you need to solve.

Therefore, the ideal kind of wealth Segun might be pointing out is the need to not just being rich, but also impactful. And one of the ways to do this is by helping others around to benefit from the riches.


  1. Truer words have never been spoken. If you want to be rich on the outside, you must first be rich on the inside i.e. you must have a wealthy mentality, not a poverty mindset. You must believe ever so strongly that we live in a world of financial abundance, and make it your life mission to get your own share. The mind is the first place, wealth needs to start from before it comes into the physical.


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