Thank you for reading my reply and responding, Jonas. I felt I needed to say something in light of your large following. There are those who do not think on their own and will blindly accept any words coming from someone they admire. I appreciate that you took the time to reevaluate your perspective and admit your stance was more of a conjecture than a truth.
Yes, merely having money in the bank does not equate to being “wealthy in the emotional/spiritual/psychological sense.” And here we might even use the word healthy along with wealthy. By no means was I implying that the people I grew up around were psychologically healthy/wealthy, but I think that is an entirely different subject than accusing them of worshipping money, obsessing on it, and selling their souls for it.
You are right when you say that money “doesn’t fill that internal gap.” Money only makes life a bit easier. The difficult part of life is learning to be at peace with ourselves, and I believe this comes when we live by the Golden Rule and become present.