posted on Oct, 10 2008 @ 06:13 PM
The other day I was reading Sports Illustrated when I came across an article about a guy who had been signed on for 28 million and he was asked what
he had done with the money. What he said was profound to me. He said that he went out and bought a 1983 Mercury Grand Marquis.
I thought, ‘What?! This guy could afford to drive anything, and he bought a car that my parents used to drive nearly 20 years ago!’
The more I thought about it, the more stupid I felt…
I am guilty. Guilty of not acting my wages. When I thought I was just trying to buy a nice reliable vehicle for my family that they would be proud
of, but now I realize that I got caught up in the game of trying to be like the Jones’. I really didn’t think I was, but now I see it clearly. I
DID IT FOR THE KIDS, but what lesson have I taught them now? People buy themselves a nice fat Cadillac Escalade with some fancy custom wheels and
tires, and NOW you know they are successful… rich… happy. RIGHT? Isn’t that the message they’re sending? What a stupid worthless investment
that’ll loose thousands over the next couple years!
Now looking at the economic mess on our hands, I see the trend is everywhere. Bigger, better, newer, nicer, fancier, and look who REALLY has to pay
So what is the moral of the story? Stop with the ego trip already, and be responsible and intelligent. Who cares what other people think? Be like this
football star who makes wise investments and piches every penny...