The Curse of Abundance: Even with $10 Billion, More Isn't Enough ( 2 min 45 sec)
"Will you loan me $1 billion, of the $10 billion that you control with no credit check, no collateral, no repayment plan, no interest, and no questions asked?" (Yes/No)
1. One billion dollar loan request is denied.
Become aware of how you feel at the thought of having one billion dollars wired into your bank account with such attractive terms.
Become aware of how you feel at the thought of having the audacity of asking a billionaire for a billion dollars just because...
You're in one of two camps.
You either feel justified for attacking another or you feel justified defending your position to be right about something.
How dare she?
Hmmm, why didn't I think of that?
2. It's not about the money...
In a surprising turn of events, the billionaire refuses to lend a billion dollars, despite the impeccable terms.
The reason behind his decision is not rooted in financial logic or the need for a return on investment. Instead, he holds a unique perspective on wealth.
He values what is valueless.
3. Enough is never enough, even when you have $10 billion.
Despite possessing a staggering $10 billion, the billionaire remains unsatisfied, constantly seeking more.
His insatiable desire for "mo money, mo money, mo money" is not driven by a need for material abundance.
Instead, it stems from an unquenchable thirst to try and change his fantasies into Reality.
And what are his fantasies? His longing to create a legacy, to have impact, to be financially secure, to have relevance, to be recognized, to have the right connections and most of all to be able to hold to hold the whole billion. Anything is possible in a dream.
4. Fear of Failure:
High Expectations: based on past achievements - they may have a setback - may tarnish their reputation - have a pressure to maintain a certain track record - and he's got to keep reminding himself that "he's the man" so he needs the personal validation to be the cherry on top.
5. A billion dollars is a significant sum, yet priceless in its worthlessness!
We marvel at the notion of a billion dollars, considering it a sign of immense wealth.
We value what is valueless.
6. What will he buy with another billion dollars?
More of the valueless!