How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia

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How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia reiterated what I think some people think is happiness, when in reality it is the complete opposite. Money cannot buy happiness, money cannot buy friends and family in life, which ninety nine percent of the time is what brings you happiness in life. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid isn’t my favorite type of book, and probably wouldn’t run back to read it again or another one like it. However Mohsin Hamid does make good points, and there are some things to learn and take out of the book. I do see why the assignment is to read a book like this, because it ties together the lesson we have been talking and reading about all semester. It all goes back to thinking happiness can be found in being very rich and wealthy, but a lot of the times ends up not being the case. Even though I am not a fan of these types of books, it is good to read about this man’s life and pull a life lesson out of it. I thought the author did a good job of including the romance, religion and politics with out diving into them too much. The book really makes you stop and think about life in ways most normally wouldn’t. The book really shows that there is so much more in life than money and being wealthy, and thats the one part I did like about it. The main character in the book devotes most of all of his time into making money and becoming rich. Being “filthy rich” is what this man thinks in the end will make him the happiest. Being rich is not what this man always knew. He grew up in a family that was poor and did not have much money. I think this man was propelled toward becoming rich, partly because he never knew what being rich was like. Being poor growing up was nothing close to happy. He thought growing up he had no money and was unhappy, so becoming rich must be the equation of becoming
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