How to become wealthy - the ancient way
Published 06/04/2016 | 02:30
There are many ways of getting rich and some say one of the easiest is to write a book on that subject.
Numerous best sellers have been written about making money and their authors have all gone laughing to the bank with their profits.
Almost everyone wants to be rich, so the trick is to find a text that appeals to the general public and then put together a reasonable and readable summary of what is needed to become a multi-millionaire.
The ridiculous part of all this is that the requirements for making lots of money are very simple. Work hard, keep saving a portion of your income, invest wisely and learn from your own mistakes and the mistakes of others.
Ok, it helps to have a bit of luck also but some people have the knack of making their own luck and spotting the right time to buy or sell. You could of course also write a book on how to lose weight, which is a hot topic these days. The answer to that one is also easy. All that needs to be done is to eat less and move more.
Once you stretch that simple lesson in to about 20 chapters you have your bestseller. Then there is that other perennial goal that people have strived to achieve for thousands of years, how to beat ageing and remain looking youthful. This has made billions for the cosmetic industry ever since our ancestors emerged from their caves and began using skin care treatments such as mare's milk and honey mixed with yak dung.
When starting off in life, however, becoming rich is the principal goal of most ambitious young people.
One book, which I have just finished reading is a classic of its kind. Over two million copies have been printed and while I was sceptical initially, I must admit that in terms of describing, in a simple and entertaining manner how to become rich, it hits the nail on the head.