August 04, 2017
R.E. Stephens, a volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician who loves playing pool, working on cars, and enjoying nature in his free time, has completed his new book “True Happiness Beyond Money”: a potent cautionary tale about the downfalls inherent in love of money above all else.
Stephens shares, “Money is the root of all evil. It causes greed, splits families, and ruins lives. Brian finds this out firsthand. Throughout his life, not having a lot of money, he was under the impression that money would make him happy. With Brian having several children and a wife, he figures that he would be able to give his children a better life if he had more money. His numbers come up, and he wins the jackpot. Investing the money and growing his newfound business, the greed kicks in. He wants more. He makes it seem as if he is doing it to help people, but it’s all about the bottom line. He expands at such a rapid pace that he starts taking out small businesses at first. Trying to balance family and business, he makes sure that what people see is a happy family, but it’s just an illusion.
There is no limit to where he goes or how he gets there; nothing is off limits with him. His line of new friends are all people with power or money, people who could help him achieve his goal of obtaining more money. Avoiding tragedies in his own life because his life is so focused on the money, even his children try to get him to focus on dealing with life. When the ultimate tragedy strikes, reality hits him like a ton of bricks, and his world is turned upside down. He falls into a depression. His friend comes over and talks him out of the depression and has him focus on what he has right in front of him. At that point, he realizes the damage that the money has caused, and he spends the money necessary to try to avoid it happening to other families. He finally realizes that true happiness lies beyond money.”
Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, R.E. Stephens’s cautionary tale clearly illustrates the dangers of an excessive focus on material wealth.
Readers who wish to experience this thought-provoking work can purchase “True Happiness Beyond Money” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes…