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Getting Rich Quick

Posted by IT Pilgrim on June 25, 2008

Seems like everywhere you look today, on tv, in magazines, even in the newspaper, there are plenty of get rich quick schemes. What I don’t understand is, why does everyone want to get rich quickly or easily. If something does not take some blood, tears and sweat, is it really worth having? How do you value something that you didn’t have to work ling and hard for?

Case in point, seems like a lot of lottery winners quickly, if not immediately lose or spend their winnings and then are right back to being perpetually poor. Or equally as bad, the trust-fund kiddies who blow all their parents or grandparents slaved away to make. Does anyone ever value anything they didn’t work for?

It seems to me that perhaps the better thing to wish for is to get something at least remotely proportionate to the amount of effort that you put into it. I am always getting told to not work so hard, to stop and smell the roses, but I don’t want to smell the roses, I want to plant more. You can almost bet that if I have a few minutes, I am going to try to find something constructive to do.

Have you ever know anyone who valued anything that they didn’t work for? I think it all goes along with you don’t know what you have until its gone that you don’t value what you didn’t have to work to get. So what is the attraction to getting rich quick if you wont enjoy it? Perhaps its that we all want the easy life, and I have to agree there that it would be nice, for about a month. So why get rich quick? I say perhaps instead that we should have rich momentum so by the time you get rich you will value it. What say the peanut gallery?

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