I think what Ann Curry was getting at was that it's unfair that people use money to put themselves in a position
that's unfair. Some people
with money think they have the right, since they have the money, to put themselves above and beyond everyone else. As if money is the deciding factor
of that. As I've said many times before, I have no problem with rich people, I have problems with a**holes, and that 's basically what Curry was
getting at I think.
She's a mainstream anchor who sounds like she's getting tired of the mainstream. That's good. She been doing what she's been doing all her adult life
and I think she knows she's had a good run at it but that it's time for a change. The things she said are indicative of that, and since I like her I'd
like to expand upon what she said so maybe people can get a better understanding of it.
My neighbor has more money than I do.
I have more God given talent than my neighbor.
Is that fair?
It's neither fair nor unfair. We both chose the live the lives we were born with in the ways we chose. What's "unfair" is that my neighbor may feel
that since he has more money than I do he can buy his way into positions that my lack of money cannot. What he fails to realize though is that since
he has no God given talents of his own, aside from the fact that he can make money ( but who can't?), there will come a time when the only talent he
has left will be that of spending money (and who can't?)
I on the other hand was born with the talent that I have and I'm going to die with it. It can make me money, and it does, but the talent I have has
afforded me the insight to see that there's more to life than money. His money can buy his way into things. His money can open doors. He may have
worked hard for his money, but his attitude towards it has made him a prisoner of his own creation. He's at the point now where him and his money are
inseparable.You can't tell the difference between the two. His only identity is the money that he has and he makes it obvious by buying his way to the
front of an airport line. Now that in and of itself isn't bad if the ends justify the means. If what he was doing was going to have a positive outcome
for someone other than himself. But that obviously wasn't the case. He didn't get to the front of that line because of who is but rather because of
what he has. He himself has no influence. His money does.
If that's the way people want to live, without an identity outside of the almighty dollar, I feel sorry for them, and I'm not the only one. Ann Curry
feels the same way based on what she said. So she's worth 10 million dollars. That doesn't make her a hypocrite for saying what she did. She'd be a
hypocrite if she felt
the same way as that guy did. Me and Ann Curry may be worlds apart in many ways but we do have one thing in common. We
both have a God given talent that lets us influence people in a positive way. And that's something money can't buy.
Bottom line: Making a lot of money doesn't define you. If it does then you did it wrong.
edit on 28-4-2012 by Taupin Desciple because: (no reason given)