Not too long ago I said, I wish I was rich. Someone in turn said, I just want to be wealthy! That is a better choice, IMO. I don’t need to be rich, but I would surely like to be wealthy!
I know what everyone’s thinking–“Don’t we all!?”
Yes, no one wants to be poor and struggling for money living paycheck-to-paycheck. Surely everyone would like to live comfortably without money being their biggest stress factor in their life. For me, though, it’s a bit different.
Of course I would love to have enough money so I am not running myself ragid job-to-job while I’m volunteering every second in between with only enough time to shower in between places. I would also love to not have to be “shitin’ bricks” (“You shouldn’t say that…”Sorry, shitin’ rocks” haha) finding out I can’t buy food because bills are due before my next payday. I am not greedy, I just would like enough money to be able to be a little stress free and give myself just one day off a month.
My reason for wanting more money than necessary to live is to first have more down time in order to spend it volunteering even more than I do now. Sure, I don’t need money to give back, I just need to give my time. I do that enough, and without money, I can’t do more. I give a lot of my time, but it surely would nice to make tangible contributions. I would absolutely love to buy supplies and take it to the local animal shelters. I started a group on Facebook thinking it would actually work. To no surprise, it failed entirely and I only received one contribution, and it was from my mother. No one these days cares to give, and most can’t spare the money.
In reality, we don’t think about how much money we waste on what we don’t need. We buy ourselves another pair of shoes, a fancy, over-sized ‘purse’, new clothing so we’re in style, and all the newfangled technology out there. We also spend money on bills for luxuries like phones, cable and internet. I’m sorry, but don’t tell me you don’t have money when there are people out there starving without food, and animals that have no home, food, or love even though they give unconditional love to everyone no matters how they’re treated. A couple bucks towards deserving people/animals won’t send you to the poor house or miss a payment on your big screen, plasma, 3D TV. Maybe donate six bucks instead of using it to buy yourself a mochalochaventichinolattecoffeewhatever from Starbucks for one out of three times for a day. Yes, it’s nice to treat ourselves to these things, and I myself am guilty of it seldomly, but at least I give more to others than myself.
…I guess I’ll never understand the greed of people for materialistic belongings and social placement when there’s a world of need compared to want out there. I work in retail and it blows my mind how much money our store makes at the end of the holiday weeks. People complain about the economy, but have the money to blow on so much over-priced clothing? I can’t comprehend this all.
So many of us wish to be wealthy, and most filthy rich, but what for? To waste it on more stuff we don’t need, giving our money away to the creators of these products so they themselves can become richer? I just want money to get by, not have to work as much, and to use on other people and animals. BUT that’s IF I were wealthy…