To be rich…

I’m not. One can say that I’m actually pretty poor, but still I’m doing good (warm & well fed).

One of my bosses is rich, really rich. Not like Bill Gates, but still pretty rich from my point of view.

He has plenty of real estate, cars, all kinds of valuable stuff and money. He has expensive hobbies and collects expensive and antique stuff. He travels all the time, all around the world, but mostly just business. He’s always on the phone, mostly yelling. He spends a lot of time with his family, discussing the family business. He’s getting a little old and can afford all kinds of medical care. He has made 3 nice houses for his son on different places in Germany, but his son is traveling all the time. His son is in the age to get married and have some kids, but you know- he’s always busy, so there’s no wife or girlfriend. His son’s best friend from high-school was working for them, but they had to fire him and they’re not best friends anymore…

I still admire him and his son for always staying happy and smiling, for being close, for not showing off with their money, for being nice…

But every time I go to work there I wonder- do I want to be rich?

Do you?

PS. I know, that not all rich people are like that, but that’s the only example I have…



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4 Responses to “To be rich…”

  1. oziris1 Says:

    Hmm, of course I want to be rich. Everyone does. The difference between people comes when they have to spend their money. I, for example, am very lazy person. That’s why I want to be rich. First I will buy a house in Plovdiv, where I study. Then, I will freeze the year in university to study abroad, more specifically in an English speaking country and since I’m lazy, I will pay professionals to teach me the tricks in programming, physics, astronomy and some other hobbies of mine. All that will be taught in English because I really love that language. Then, I will return to Bulgaria and pay Bulgarian specialists to teach me the same things, probably without the programming, just astronomy, physics, astronomy, history and paleontology, and psychology just to check the terms in Bulgarian. Then I will finish my education and travel all around the globe, where English is spoken. But eventually, I will return to Bulgaria and settle down.
    Now, I don’t need so much money to achieve all that. But if I don’t have a lot, I will probably not be able to afford the apartment in Plovdiv and the services of professionals, which means I will have to learn everything the hard way, by time, very very much time spend in studying and trying and failing. Oh, well, that’s life. A struggle. And I like it. I will probably not be very good at all my hobbies, but I will know that I didn’t lay on anyone’s knowledge and experience.

    • teo Says:

      That’s may be the stupidest way to spend money, only supporting your laziness, without any though on other people or the problems of the world.

      And the point was, that if you were rich, you wouldn’t have that time, because you’ll be very busy with that, what have make you rich. Not everyone can win the lottery…

  2. oziris1 Says:

    Of course, it’s stupid, but if you are not feeling safe and supported, you can’t really help others. If I don’t know stuff, I cannot help anyone. If I don’t have a sufficient knowledge and a craft, I can’t be helpful to others. If I suddenly become rich, that’s exactly what I’m going to do. And why wouldn’t I have that time. If I have a company for example, I may not want to deal with it anymore and sell it. I would still be rich… I don’t know what you mean by that “you won’t have that time”. Of course I will. I will have all the time in the world to develop myself. That’s the most important thing. And if professionals teach me, I will know much more than what I will learn on my own.

    • teo Says:

      I meant that you won’t have that time if you have to run the company. If you somehow manage to get enough money and you don’t need to work on them anymore- it’s great! I wish you good luck with it. But I don’t know such people.

      You are right, you have to know stuff in order to help others effectively, but it just didn’t sounded like you intent to use your knowledge to help people. And I don’t say that all rich people are obligated to help others, but it’s just a pity if they don’t.

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