John Rockefeller was an American business magnate and philanthropist
The quote below might validate quickly whether you are rich or poor.
“A man’s wealth must be determined by the relation of his desires and expenditures to his income, If he feels rich on ten dollars, and has everything else he desires, he really is rich.”John Rockefeller
Now if we apply this to the current inflationary environment across the world, it simply proves people are getting poorer.
If we prepare a list of desires, it will definitely prove you are poor.
One thing it shows is that there is a direct correlation between desires and the rich. If you reduce your desires, you will be proportionally richer.
Now the problem of reducing desires is a conundrum. It is humanly difficult to reduce our desires. What is the way out?
One answer is to practice and learn Vedanta, which will help you to become more self-aware and control the urge to try to satisfy the mind.