“Among the rich you will never find a really generous man even by accident. They may give their money away, but they will never give themselves away; they are egotistic, secretive, dry as old bones. To be smart enough to get all that money you must be dull enough to want it.” – G.K. Chesterton
I don’t know about the dryness of their bones, but what a profound insight into our desire for lots of money. Also, since I’m not rich, it makes me feel a tad bit closer to who I’m supposed to be – which is nice.
So pursuing lots of money in this life not only makes it harder for you to be charitable, it just plain makes you dull. Interesting thought.