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baby you're a rich man

April 16th, 2008 at 04:05 pm

this morning, i went to my weekly group meeting with other men to discuss and apply the bible to our lives. we watched a short video about what it means to be rich, who is considered rich, and what it is like to feel rich. astonishingly, the guys all said that they felt the most rich as a young man when they got their first job, because they had no worries, no debt, and could spend their money freely as they got it. these are men that make 6 figures now, and do not consider themselves to be rich at this time. rich, we decided, is about relativity. you are rich relative to others, relative to your debts, relative to something else. according to a poll i just made up, americans are in the top 5% of income earners in the world. if you can read this, then you are rich.
the question now is: are you a good steward of this money? do you live below your means? are you content?
my definition of rich: providing for me and my family and being content.


-lib


baby you're a rich man.
how does it feel to be one of the beautiful people.
now that you know who you are.

lennon/mccartney

2 Responses to “baby you're a rich man”

  1. Broken Arrow Says:

    Hehehe, I think SAer here are good savers and investors... Even me. Big Grin

    Never thought of myself as one of the beautiful people though.... In real life, saving isn't very sexy on the surface.

    But I do what it takes, because like yourself, I want more out of life than where I am now... 30 years from now.

    In any case, that's a lovely way of looking at things. One of the beautiful people. Sure, I'll run with that for a few minutes. Big Grin

  2. Petunia Says:

    Lib - I once asked my dad what the most extravagant purchase he ever made was. He would probably have fit in with those guys you describe. At the time my parents owned two homes outright, a boat, had travelled abroad and domestically and Dad was invested in several businesses. His response? A television to watch the 1964 Olympics.

    It's all relative, and we sometimes forget how rich we are in this country because there is always someone richer. Being a good steward is key, as is learning to be content. Our culture encourages discontent!

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