As they say (or sing in this case), Money don’t get everything, that’s true, but what it don’t get I can’t use.
When I was a kid, I wanted to be a fireman. If there was a ladder set up, I ran up it. I would pick things up and run up it. I would run up them, get stuff from whatever was at the top and bring it down. I used to volunteer to water the lawn because.. it was on fire, and I had to put it out! My imagination was and is quite vivid…
Of course, I also wanted to be an astronaut. And a policeman. And a racecar driver. A doctor. A computer hacker. A superhero. Etc, etc, etc…
See the one thing missing up there? Not once while I was growing up did I actually think to myself, “When I grow up, I want to make money!”
I have to admit, I’m pretty well off in some respects. My family is fairly normal. No divorce or discord. I drive a car that I always wanted. A Jeep Cherokee, 1998, before they started making them all rounded and bubble-like. I have a woman that I love.
I still, however, also have many problems. The issue I have with my problems is that they can all be solved with one thing.
I don’t have any esoteric, emotional, philosophical, mental, relationship problems. I only have bill paying problems.
That being the case, when people tell me, “Money isn’t everything.” or “Money isn’t the most important thing.” I get a bit upset, because, well, to me, money is the only thing that can solve the problems I have. And of course, people only say those things when they mean “I’m not going to give you any (more) money.”
Oh well… this is my random thought… back to humming “Gimme some money” by Spinal Tap.