Although we can say genetics make us what we are, our environment plays a part in making who we are.

If we are not careful, certain things we picked up in our younger days could set us back for life.

“Daddy, my classmate’s family just moved into their new condominium. Has swimming pool and tennis court. So nice.”

If a child said that to his father, I hope the father didn’t say:

“His parents must be rich!”

Then, the child would grow up to think that anyone who buys expensive things must be rich.

“Wow, my colleague just bought a Ferrari. Must be rich!”

or

“Wahhhh. My supervisor just bought a Richard Mille watch. So rich. So good.”

Yikes!

It is true that some rich people splurge on luxuries but it is not true that people who splurge on luxuries must be rich! …