I think my last post would lead some to believe that I am anti-rich people. That couldn’t be further from the truth. I love the rich. I want to be one of them one day. What it comes down to is that I’m anti-stupidity. And that’s not to say that I don’t do dumb things. And if I had a lot of money, I’d throw it at a LOT of stupid things. Like pranks. But not stupid amounts of money on stupid things. Just some money on stupid things.
There seems to be an anti-wealth or anti-rich sentiment going around that I wholeheartedly disagree with. Like this occupy Wall Street movement. I get being mad at the crooks that knowingly stole money and screwed people out of their savings. I get that. I get being mad at people who don’t give a damn about what goes on in their companies and ride their golden parachute as their companies implode. That’s wrong. A lot of what some of the banks did (and are doing) is wrong. They did a lot of dumb things. We probably shouldn’t have bailed them out. I think if you suck and fail you SHOULD fail.
But what I’m against is people saying that rich people shouldn’t be rich. That heads of big companies that do well shouldn’t make stupid amounts of money. Or even entertainers who have made it big based on their talents or so-called talents. If you are worth the money, if you are keeping others employed, if people will pay to see you do what you do, then why the heck not? What’s wrong with having a skill or a face that makes a lot of money? And what’s wrong with working like CRAZY to get there?
So going back to my previous post. I’m not anti-rich or anti celebrity. Beyonce and Jay Z make a lot of money because people like their music and pay to see them perform. That’s AWESOME for them. I never said they don’t deserve their money. I was just comparing what they spent on something I think is stupid to what the money could have been spent on that I think is more worthwhile. Comparing the monetary figures. I’m not saying that every celebrity needs to go out and give all of their money away. They’re just SO out of touch. If they still understood how much money that is, I think it would have been different.
I just think that maybe they could have spent ONLY a MILLION dollars on their three day hospital stay and maybe used the rest for something worthwhile? Maybe just bought a $100,000 van that they won’t use?
I don’t know. Maybe when I’m filthy rich from doing something I’ll understand where they are coming from.
But I’d rather not be rich if that were the case.