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Philosophical Rant/Rave

Posted on: March 7, 2010

The weather is really starting to get warm and beautiful outside. I take back everything negative I ever said, ever.

The topic of today’s little philosophical jaunt is wealth management. No, it’s not quite that. It’s deprivation vs. excess. Or something. …Why don’t I just begin?

There is an unfortunately high number of people on this planet who live in deprivation. There are people who are so hungry they could kill a family member for a meal. There are people so worried about unemployment they wake up every morning thinking the same dreaded thoughts they were up all night thinking. There are people who don’t have the time or energy to spend a single night doing something just for the “fun” of it.

On the other end of the scale are those who have too much. For someone to have too much, really, that could only refer to money. Someone who has too much free time will engage in lots of silly things, but there’s nothing destructive in that (necessarily). Someone with too much mental energy, or who has too much fun, only brings more joy to the world. The problem is when people have too much money and not enough ethics, or taste, or restraint.

Both extremes are bad. Everyone needs to have enough to survive, enough to feel comfortable and safe in their lives, enough to feel loved and truly cared about. Also, it’s not healthy to have more than one can handle – unless one is aware of that fact, and willing to give some away, or allow others to help manage it.

I am scared of people who have too much. But I think I am starting to get over some of these issues. And I would like to call on you, dear readers, for help. As you see me become successful and famous and take in more than anyone really needs, please prevent me from getting to a place of crazy excess, bad taste, and forgetting why we’re here in the first place.

Because at the end of the day, it’s all about the music. Let’s not forget that.

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2 Responses to "Philosophical Rant/Rave"

And if something starts to go awry, I’ll let you know… that’s what true friends are for, right?

If you have too much money you can always give me some. How about when you’re rich I keep reminding you of that?

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