We have this tendency to revere quotes by famous dead people even when they steer us down the wrong path.
Nothing so undermines your financial judgement as the sight of your neighbor getting rich.
– J. P. Morgan
Morgan was a bully and an egotist so of course this was his take – projecting his own fears onto mankind.
The quote reflects darker aspects of human nature and we are not bound by it.
We can be grateful for what we have and happy for others who are thriving.
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