thoughts on seeking contentment

A wise man will leave the gold in the mountain and the pearls to lie in the deep. He does not view money and goods as true profit, nor is he attracted by fame and fortune, nor by enjoyment of long life, nor sadness at an early death; he does not value wealth as a blessing, nor is he ashamed by poverty. He will not lust for the wealth of a generation to have as his own; he has no wish to rule the whole world as his private domain. His honour is clarity of understanding that all life are part of one treasury and that death and birth are united.
— Chuang Tzu