Soccer star Sadio Mane, a Senegalese and one of the superstars of the Liverpool team, recently shared his view when it comes to wealth. Mane earns approximately $10.2 million annually.
However, his one post carrying a cracked iPhone 11 broke the heart of many fans. They were all shocked to see him having a broken phone since he has the money to buy a new one. Some also joked that he should at least buy a new screen guard.
Mane's response to his viral photo gave an awakening to a lot of people and showed how humble he is. According to his interview, Mane said, "Why would I want ten Ferraris, 20 diamond watches, and two jet planes? I starved, I worked in the fields, played barefoot, and I didn't go to school. Now I can help people. I prefer to build schools and give poor people food or clothing. I have built schools and a stadium, provide clothes, shoes, and food for people in extreme poverty. In addition, I give 70 euros per month to all people from a very poor Senegalese region in order to contribute to their family economy. I do not need to display luxury cars, luxury homes, trips, and even planes. I prefer that my people receive some of what life has given me." (source: allafrica.com)
His sincere response shows that even after he became a famous football player, his major goal was to help people rather than live a luxurious life.
Moreover, instead of traveling somewhere during his holidays, Mane prefers to visit his hometown to check the hospital he is funding since his father died when he was a child because there are no hospitals in their village. There's also a school he financed in his home village of Bambali.
Sadio Mane's perspective on his wealth is very enlightening, mainly because he uses it to help other people. Despite his wealth and the ability to enjoy everything the world has to offer, he chooses to remain modest and humble, because he is aware that not everyone has the opportunity to lead a fulfilling life.
His good heart shows that in a world where poverty and wealth exist, there are still people who are not blinded by the material things they earn.
Sadio Mane's heart-warming example teaches us that wealth is not everything because in just a snap, it can disappear instantly. Well, it's alright to enjoy life since we earned what we have, but we must not forget the importance of helping other people.