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Monday, 22 June 2015

Rich beyond money

  Everyone tries very hard to be rich ; or at least fantasizes about riches. I too wish to be rich and roll in the green carpet of $$$. Won't it be just fine to have a palatial Victorian era house ? A couple of golden retrievers prancing around in the well manicured gardens ? How about stepping out from a Bentley in casual yet trendy golf attire. However, I am much too aware of my own fallibility in the face of " Hedonic Adaptation". Put simply - "I get bored of eating the same cake".
So what, you might counter ? You can always find the next thing that entertains you. Isn't that what rich people do ? Sure, and such is the end game of richness for most middle class citizens. However, I am interested in being truly rich. Rich beyond my wildest imaginations. Not a shallow sort of richness that comes from owning one thing after another. Flitting in cold sweat trying to fill the existential vaccum of modern consumerist society. Such fake richness is mere slavery ; bonded to the chains of material possessions.
Aha! You have a solution you say. Invest in life you say. Live a little you say. After all we only live once - YOLO! How about taking that trip to Rome ? How about that whale watching cruise near Seattle ? How about that Broadway musical ? The cirque de soleil show ? How about that pub crawl in downtown SF? This fancy ale ? That wine and cheesing tasting ? Thai ? Mongolian? Ethiopian ?... Excellent. I think you nailed it.
Still something nags me. Something doesn't seem quite right. Something that creeps up my spine while driving along Highway 101 ; after an evening spent doing yuppie things. Something that gently scratches away in a little corner of my mind while the rest of it is engaged trying to plan the next weekend fun experience. I still feel quite trapped. Did I just substitute owning "things" with owning "experiences" ?

14 comments:

  1. I tried to comprehend this but can't. Great post i guess. Maybe it's just me not being intelligent.


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  2. Its not very intelligent by the way... Just a bunch of pouch cities and things rich people enjoy. You can go over it again anyway

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  3. all this fine fine things you are talking about hmmn there is God oo

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  4. Thinking rich is just one way of being rich.

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  5. Everyone wants to be rich in everything and every aspect of life

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  6. Its normal to think rich,when you get there you think more.
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  7. Yesooooo....my aim is to become rich afterall, no be only me waka come. lol
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  8. Oh Boy! No be small thing oh! Wait so your mind was thinking all these many many things? Chisos iTrip biko. Inshort can my next geh friends sisters mentors neighbours daughter be like you when she grows up? Over smart is too little to define this post. Kai you haf sense ssssshhhhaaaa.

    Oya that being said Bubba. Pernit me to kindly ask a kind kweshion... so here goes; Is one ever truly rich?! Think about it. Life is a bloody race with no end.,. We just want want and want and want... Call me confused yeah Bubba... oh Fuck... ayam sha. Ehen... Call me confused But life is as simple as gimme just enough to never make me cry and to be able to make others smile.. and ayam rich enough. Oooooosshey Turn uP... I found me a new blogger toh sure... and the crowd goes.... Yyyyyeeeaahhh mehn.... **shines teeth...

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  9. Welcome to my blog Duru... One is never really rich enough

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  10. Excellent post
    Means a lot

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  12. U could own both you know?... the sophisticated modern technology and the crazy ass experience that comes with being rich. And when you get bored with the things at hand, there's always that new adventure just around the corner. I think the best things to own are great minds who share your views on life but then that's just me

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