Billionaire Feels 'Guilty' About 'Having Gotten Rich At The Expense' Of All Of Us
This got me thinking...
What would I do if I was actually rich? How much would it take to satisfy my need for money and material things?
Well I would like to travel but I am not sure I would want to travel.
Maybe occasionally but with the internet I seem able to travel, at least virtually, to places and see what is out there.
I can also meet people virtually.
I think I would like to move out of my city apartment and into a place where I can sing and no neighbors can hear me. Consequently I try to sing and write quiet songs so I do not bother them that much when I record my original music. (I know they still hear me)
That kind of apartment/house I need probably would cost more to live than where I live now, it is a bit more specialized.
I would like to have a small low end compact car where I could fit my PA speakers in and do some local gigs.
I would like to have 4 or 5 networked i7 computers and software from Cakewalk, Windows and Adobe... a few others.
A few large screen monitors and some inexpensive green screen lighting.
A rough guess what that would all cost?
Maybe under 15,000 dollars. (The car could even be used second hand)
Then I think to myself what else do I need? THAT'S IT!
If I had all of those things I would really not need much else. I don't have expensive habits, I don't frequent luxury places. I have no desire to own non practical things like a very luxury automobile or home. I am perfectly happy with just having my art studio space and doing gigs occasionally.
Just a large room for my computers a modest bedroom and enough room for another person to occasionally maybe stay and share my accommodations with me.
I neither desire luxury nor do I require it.
I think it to be; "practicality versus decadence".
I consider to myself often, "How much am I going to use something that I buy?"
Well where am I going with all of this?
What really burns in my heart are others in my life... My family, friends, ex lovers and their individual situations.
This is where I could spend millions to maybe help their lives out where they have the greatest need, so they too can move forward...
So if I had millions, 99.9% of it would go to help others... If I started a business or had someone start one for me, it would be for the sole purpose to facilitate more profits so I could help even more people.
Someday maybe fortune will smile on us all...