Filming a promotional video for a brand of beer in mainland China, Edison Chen (陳冠希) was asked by the interviewer on his thoughts about money. Edison’s philosophy on money is simple—it’s very important, but it can’t buy happiness.
While money can give him and his family a sense of security, he would rather lose all of it if he didn’t have happiness. “I’ve met many rich people, and I know a lot of them are not very happy,” said Edison. “Even if you have $30 billion, what is a good life if you don’t know what you want?”
If Edison was to choose between getting rich overnight, or to slowly build up wealth, Edison immediately said, “I prefer taking it slow. When I was still young, I remember earning a lot of money in very little time after I debuted. I spent all of that money within a week. That’s why I think it’s important to slowly earn your wealth. That’s when you learn the true meaning of money. If that money isn’t hard earned, then you won’t learn to appreciate what you have.”
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.