Join date: Oct 2002
Location: Texas, USA
but money will never change me.
No, it wont.
But it will work as a giant lever when it comes to your strenghts and weaknesses.
Money does not change, it reveals.
My view is I did not come from money I grew up poor.
I really am simple pleasures and not ever been comfortable in setting of money.
My goals are always about being comfortable and not live paycheck to paycheck.
I am not that different from you in that regard?
But take it from someone who made a bit too much too soon, you have weaknesses, in areas you dont suspect.
Why would you, without a giant lever they are irrelevant.
Maybe you believe in people a bit too much, maybe you think you can change them, does not have to be coke and whores.
You have one, you will find it and you will spend an amount on it you would not have thought possible.
I am just telling you, its there and its yours to deal with.
It may be true, and I appreciate the warning really.
I will say that my wife is very, very Mexican :) meaning she is very close with the money.
The only thing I really changed is I went from really cheap whiskey to Crown Royal reserve.
200 to 500 trying to change people.
Do me a favor, make it 10% that and I have not wasted my youth, hmm?
I wasted a fortune on my idiocy.
If he were so kind as to only waste a middle class car, I would be most grateful, because it would make my youthful delusions serve some purpose.
1. I am coming into an increase in income, but later in life. After raising kids etc. I have lived a long life without "toys". Now I may buy a few, but by nature I loath wasting money.
2. I am happily married and mentally I am prepared for middle age. I stay in physical shape and do not feel I missed my youth. So mid-life crisis for me seems very unlikely.
3. My wife and I have been upper middle class for the past 7 years now, our debt to income ratio is ridiculous. We are buying a house and the lender was like you could buy this house with nothing down conventional loan. We just do not owe a ton of money and we are doing well.
So in all this regards going from say 250K a year to 500K plus a year. I dont see making all that much of a difference, other than my retirement is set :)
Join date: May 2005
Location: Arizona, USA
Brother Chris wrote:
Good on Oprah for not making a scene though.
Went on American Main Stream TV...nope didn't make a scene...then admits it wasn't racist, just a misunderstanding.
She didn't make a scene in the fucking store.
If you had paid close attention to what I wrote, you would've realized that I was talking about her shopping/browsing experience.
But hey, I guess, the only thing you can read and comprehend is a fucking bible.
No small feat. Education would probably be better if the Bible was at least read in primary education. My point that you missed is that there was no scene to be made, but nevertheless she did make a scene about nothing on TV.