Being a "successful peasant" isn't as bad as you think it sounds. I personally call myself a "successful peasant" not as the literally meaning of one but as a metaphor to motivate myself to be a better person than I was yesterday.
I believe it is okay to always want more as long as you stay true to yourself, be yourself, appreciate what you have at the moment, live in that moment, balance, and push forward.
Here is the literal definitions of SUCCESS & PEASANT to help clarify:
- SUCCESS: the accomplishment of an aim or purpose.
- Wealth is not the only meaning of success and not the only purpose of life. So is loving yourself, others, and being as healthy as you can be. Being successful is too aim for all of that and accomplishing it through being BALANCED.
- PEASANT: a poor farmer of low social status who owns or rents a small piece of land for cultivation.
- How I break this meaning up for myself is: "I'm not rich, I try to grow the people around me, I'm renting money from people in the form of healthy debt, and I'm using the tools I have to help grow myself everyday"
Do you truly care enough to be happy and balance your life to even sacrifice your wealth?