Riches are . . .
long in getting — with much pains,
hard in keeping — with much care,
quick in losing — with more sorrow. (Thomas Fuller)
Fuller was of course speaking of earthly riches or treasures, Matthew 6:19-21, Matthew 6:33, Matthew 16:26, that society pushes folks to concentrate on. He was warning us that focusing on them brings nothing but pain, hardship, and sorrow.
What are you building for future generations?