A good friend of mine taught me there is only one thing that matters in life.
Life isn't about what you have or who you know. Everything here is temporary, as is taught by the Dali Lama Tenzin Gyatso, may peace be on you your Holiness, regarding Buddhism. Life is just a path we take to get someplace better and there isn't anything that will stay.
So don't gather worldly goods or strive to make more money than you'll ever need.
Do what my friend does. Go to the nearest dining facility and clear them out of all their Otis Spunkmeyer Banana Nut Muffins. Thats what life is all about. "Fifty muffins in the hand is better than one on the stand." Words to live by.
So, Eat that Dali Lama Tenzin Gyatso, may peace be on you your Holiness.