Wednesday, May 31, 2006

First in an Intermittent Series

Every once in a while I need to vent about some old saying about which I'm tired. Here's the first one:

"Money can't buy happiness."

Why is it that I've never heard that from a poor person? Of course money alone can't buy happiness but it doesn't follow that happiness and poverty go arm in arm. The freedom from worry and want is as close to happiness as most people can imagine. They'd take it. They don't dream of the pointless excesses that the wildly rich seem to see as their due.

Oh, and by the way, if money is such a burden there is a solution. Get rid of it. Give it to the charities of your choice. Throw it out the window. "Sell all you have and give it to the poor."

Becoming poor if you're rich is much easier than becoming rich if you're poor.

So, in my hearing at any rate, retire the saying. Just admit that you've got yours, plan to keep it, and might just be saying to hell with everyone else.

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