posted on Aug, 25 2011 @ 12:28 AM
reply to post by wildtimes
wildtimes, something you mentioned reminds me of boyhood and my Dad commenting of the mega-wealthy: when is it enough? So Many times I hard him say
"How many millions do you need? When will they be happy? How many Rolls-Royces do they need in the mansion garage - they can only drive one at a
time, for gosh sakes!"
over the years i've read so many times about some executive making incredible millions per year, or getting a bonus that well exceeds what most will
see in their family lifetime. and i've said to myself - why not take the money and run? step aside, let someone else play top dog. go play golf. do
whatever you please. why work yourself into a heart attack before you're 60?
i knew a man that was a self-made millionaire in his life from hard work in the amusement rides industry. he told me the more he had, the more he
wanted. and the more money he had, the bigger p@#%k he became. (his words). he told me he would eat at posh restaurants then find something to loudly
complain about when the check came. he would buy $450 shoes then demand a new pair if they became scuffed. he realized the person he became, and he
didn't like what he saw.
as with so many man-made concepts that have negative results, money is trouble. the lack of it causes want and suffering and the excess of it seems to
lead to greed and boorish behavior.