From Daily Successful Living …
“We make good money,” I threw that phrase out there while speaking with a friend and was shocked at her response. She thanked me for being so open and honest and then proceeded to tell me that in the past she has been shamed for her family’s financial success.
She was like me, very proud of what she and her husband had accomplished through hard work, long hours and dedication. She wasn’t bragging or trying to rub her success in anyone’s face but struggled with the knowledge that her financial success somehow set her apart and made her the object of envy.
As we talked further, I was reminded of similar times in the past when I’ve kept quiet about my financial success in an attempt to make others feel good.
Later as I thought about this conversation I realized that we are doing ourselves a great injustice by shaming others for their financial success.