When we go to the store today, we’re used to seeing a certain amount of useless stuff on the shelves. Maybe we don’t need 50 different types of granola bars, but as long as people keep buying them, manufacturers will keep making them.
Being born poor isn’t necessarily as bad as it sounds. Sure, most people would rather be born rich than poor, but there is plenty to be learned from having to go through some struggles early in life. Plenty of people have come from humble beginnings to go on to great things later in life.
That is, most of us assume it would be nice to be rich. We really don’t know, because the vast majority of people in the world will never experience the lifestyle that is enjoyed by those who land in the ‘rich’ category. However, it seems safe to assume that being rich is better than being poor, at least from a “I-don’t-have-to-worry-about-my-next-meal” perspective.
As the Obamas prepare to leave the White House, it’s natural to look back on some of their better moments — especially since the incoming prospects are looking so grim. Although Melania is a snappy dresser, and definitely looks beautiful in an evening gown, the First Lady should stand for so much more.
Spoiler alert: I’m not on this list. But… could you imagine how interesting that would be? I mean, everyone would know who you were… and how much you’re worth… and probably where you live. Now that I think about it, I’d actually prefer being the 4th or 5th richest person in my city. I’m a simple man.
As the world is still reeling from the results of November 8th, people have been reaching out to each other to try and heal the wounds of such a divisive campaign. One way that people have tried to distract themselves from the impending disaster that takes office on January 20th is humor.
If you’re over twenty-five, or even (gasp!) above thirty, chances are you’ve said to someone younger than you that they just don’t understand how hard it was to be a kid before the year 2000 (which you also probably call Y2K). And it’s true!
Everyone needs to belong somewhere. Many people find acceptance and belonging within their immediate family, or within their chosen network of friends. However, there are some people who take this notion of belonging too far and form cults, where the idea of belonging hinges on a central belief that all the members share.
Everybody wants to get rich — but unfortunately, the only way you’ll get rich with practically no effort is by winning the lottery. For those who are willing to make a little more effort than that, however, there are lots of ways to get rich.