Advice From Arianna Huffington’s Mom: “Having Intelligence Is Wealth”
6:21 pm, February 23rd | by Hillary Reinsberg
Agapi Stassinopoulos, the writer sometimes known as Arianna Huffington’s sister, writes in her new book, Unbinding the Heart, about what “wealth” really means. Her meaning of “wealth,” she says, came from something her mother told her.
Here’s what she writes in the book, as excerpted by Fortune:
Her passion was palpable as she spoke about these ideas. “Having intelligence is wealth. Being curious about life is wealth. Ethics is wealth–it is the integrity you have in all your relationships. Having friends who care for you and love you, and whom you care for and love, that is wealth. Taking care of yourself and being healthy is wealth, and so is having respect for yourself and your fellow human beings. Being educated, having a thirst for learning, being able to go to good schools with inspiring teachers who will help you cultivate your talents, is wealth too–the most important kind, because without that, it really doesn’t matter what else you have.”