Abigail Van Buren: Millionaires Cost of Experience

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Abigail Van Buren Money Quotation saying lifes lessons lead to understanding and cost us dearly in experience instead of cash. Abigail Van Buren said:
 
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“If we could sell our experiences for what they cost us, we’d all be millionaires” — Abigail Van Buren

 

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This quote by Abigail Van Buren, who wrote the “Dear Abby” advice column, suggests that if people were able to financially benefit from their life experiences in proportion to the personal costs involved, then everyone would be extremely wealthy.

By stating that we’d “all be millionaires”, Van Buren implies that although experiences like heartbreak, failure, personal growth, and learning from mistakes come at great emotional, psychological, and sometimes physical expense, their true value can’t be quantified in dollars.

The quote conveys that the wisdom and perspective gained over a lifetime, no matter what hardships it took to attain it, far outweighs any monetary price one could place on it.

Overall, Van Buren seems to be emphasizing the immense inner riches people accumulate through facing challenges, and how experience reshapes us in invaluable ways that no amount of money could equivalent.

Dear Abby is an American advice column founded in 1956 (Birthday) by Pauline Phillips under the pen name “Abigail Van Buren” and carried on today by her daughter, Jeanne Phillips, who now owns the legal rights to the pen name.

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