I had a guy working for me once who told my son, ‘All I am doing is making you and your dad rich.’ I have heard folks say (about a wealthy builder), ‘he doesn’t do a thing but drive around and collect money!’
I HAVE NEVER SEEN A LAZY RICH PERSON WHO HAS WORKED FOR THEIR RICHES!
We have this tax thing before congress, Us folk who make less than $250,000 are gonna keep our tax cuts. We have NEVER made close to that amount of money, but who ever earns it should be able to keep the same percentage I do.
They earned it.
The only dumb rich person I have ever known inherited his/her money.
The only lazy rich person I have ever known was one who inherited the wealth.
There are poor folk who are lazy. They expect someone else to take care of them. They would rather sit and collect a gov’t check than work for any wage.
On the other end of the spectrum MOST poor folk will work at anything to keep bread on the table. There more reasons for being poor, more circumstances beyond one’s control. Accidents, bad health not being in the right place at the right time, taking the wrong job at a critical time, are just some of the reasons. There are folks who were rich, but now are broke and poor. There many poor folk who do not know they are poor until someone tells them. Most seniors today will say growing up they didn’t know they were as poor as they were.
We crossed the Border into Bacias, Mexico, a VERY small town. I saw young children just as happy playing in houses with no front doors and dirt floors. They looked as happy as our grand kids who have, or have had, about anything they want. They had very little clothes and no toys, just things they called toys. The smiles and laughter were real.
It is funny what humans need to survive, it is very much less than we think is required, But it is usually work. I am not a big history buff, but I have read much on the pioneers who forged their way across this vast land. Many started with valuable family heirlooms on a wagon, but before reaching their destination realized those things didn’t mean as much as they thought. They found they could make their own furniture rather than kill the oxen pulling the weight on the wagon. Most started off poor and died poor, but many were happy.
Happiness is worth all the riches in the world. I have mentioned to Sherry that Elvis would have given millions of dollars to have lived until he was 50. Life is valuable, and life with happiness is what makes life on this planet VERY enjoyable. I hate to see folks endure life, rather than enjoying it. Our lives have had its ups and downs, but so many ups the downs are long forgotten.
We started life on a budget. A cigar box with little handmade packets or envelopes labeled with our life’s needs: Food, gas, rent etc. The budget was so tight we had a dollar a month to spend anyway we wanted. We had a ritual; our dollar bought a banana split and a round of miniature golf. BUT NO ONE IN THAT TRAILER PARK WAS HAPPIER!!!!
So we have been poorer, we never have been rich, (once it was within reach), but we decided to drop the building business when Sherry retired, sell or give away everything, and hit the road. No stress, no strain.
The best decision we ever made. Thanks for coming this way, I know you have more important stuff to do, but thanks.
I remember the vows, ‘For richer, for poorer……..’
Shotgun wedding - A case of wife or death.