Wealth is having an abundance of something valuable, often referring to money but not necessarily, and often means having more than what is needed. A simple example of my experiencing wealth through subtraction instead of multiplication is when I make a gift to someone of something of mine, resulting in some wealth of good feeling for me. What helps me stay aware of the distinction between wants and needs is knowing that a person's wants are many, are not necessary for survival and may not even be for the person's good, and wants tend to come and go, while needs are few, are necessary for survival, and are consistent. Awareness of the distinction between wants and needs helps me want less and grow in appreciation for what I have, and that awareness and appreciation are a happy wealth for me. Awareness that wealth can definitely be other than monetary helps me grow in what really is valuable to me.