I was once on a quest to become a millionaire, you know a REAL one. One who was worth a million and not owing a thing. Honestly it wasn’t a ‘passion or a wild drive’, I was just working at my job that I had chosen, General Contractor. I never gambled or took chances. I liked to build what I liked, My theory was, if this house does not sell, we will move into it and sell ours.
(Cats do not care how rich you are, they are not gonna be impressed.)
I never made it, I honestly came close, but Sherry and I talked it over and I dropped a sub division that would have made it happen. Sherry has always said, “I will be happy if we do not owe anyone and can eat out two or three times a week. That is rich to me.”
My response was always the same, “No honey, rich is, if you want to eat out in Hawaii tonight, and it is morning in North Carolina, you can fly over for a luau that evening.”
Not that I wanted to do that, I was just pointing out our differences in definitions. But to clarify things, I have never thought of being rich for myself, I have for the most part been very happy with my life, but I wanted to be able to take care of family, if we had to.
However I have known folk, my friends, who just had to drive the Jaguar, Mercedes, Caddy or Lincoln. That never interested me, even when we could have afforded any car we wanted. I always bought used equipment. We drove good used cars and trucks most of our lives. I cannot say that now. We have bought two new cars, one Saturn and one Honda. We probably will never do that again, we were buying tow vehicles. (Not all cars will tow without a lot of modifications).
But if you start looking at dresses some ‘stars’ wear that cost more than the car you drive. Or you look at some ‘Apartment’ they buy for more money than you have made in your life, you may get depressed or envious. If you think of the salaries sports stars make, you may become sick if you dwell on that.
Some folk even get to the point they think they should have some of Warren Buffet’s money. That Bill Gates should share his money with them. I have never thought that. Not even when I was earning $78 a month. Those guys earned their wealth, they were very smart. Most wealthy folk give away more percentage of their income than we do.
So if you start comparing, and become envious, you only hurt yourself.
Again, I have no will power to Shut up!
Obviously a tour vehicle, in Florida we have BIG MUDDERS and Air Boats for tourists.