Warren Buffett is a familiar name to us. He is currently the 5th richest person in the world, having a fortune of 118 billion USD. Over the years, the 91-year-old billionaire has provided valuable advice in both investing and life. One of them was the view he presented at the 2019 Berkshire Hathaway Annual General Meeting.
After answering many questions about corporate business activities, Buffett accepts the “outside” question: “What do you value most in life?” Without thinking, he immediately said: “Those are two things we can’t buy: Time and love.”
Recently, Buffett returned to being in the top 5 richest people in the world in the Bloomberg ranking. However, the billionaire once shared that material wealth was never his goal. At the 2019 Annual GMS, he said: “I feel very lucky to be able to control my time to the highest degree. I really value time. The reason I want money so much is to have more control over your time and do the things you want love.
In addition, I am also very lucky to do work that does not require a lot of physical strength. Right now, I can still take care of the majority even as an old man with an aging body. I’m happier than ever with my job and my life now.”
Until now, even though he is over 90 years old, the investment legend still has no intention of retiring. Buffett is known for his simple lifestyle. Seeing him, people realized that for him, money was not a measure of salary and success.
He still moves in a regular car, lives in a house he bought in 1958 for just $32,000. In a conversation with an MBA student at a university in 2008, he shared that for him, a person’s success is not in money, but in the people you want them to like you, actually like you.
“Being given unconditional love is the greatest gift you can receive in life,” she says.
In a lecture at the University of Georgia, when asked about the definition of success, Buffett replied: “When you are nearing the end of your life, the best measure of success is the people you want them to like you, really. I know a lot of people who are very rich but no one likes them. If you were my age and no one loved you, even if your bank account was full of money, your life would still be like that. It’s a disaster.”
Love is one of the most powerful human emotions. According to Buffett, love is not a commodity that money can buy. He shared: “The only way to get love is to be a nice person. We can’t write a check to buy a million dollars worth of love, on the contrary, the more we give, the more we give. Get”.
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