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Some guys have all the luck, or do they?

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dphillips's avatar - littleuns
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Posted: July 6, 2004, 5:40 pm - IP Logged

Men and money -- women and money.  Yes, some guys have all the luck (I think Rod Stewart made that song -- or a remake).

Who are some of these $$$ guys:

1.  Donald Trump -- he has had the most beautiful women on his arm.  Yes,  men envy him!  Well, I guess money can buy you love or pretended love.  Lucky or what?

2.  Bill Gates -- definitely not a Tom Cruise look-alike -- hardworking, ambitious, and lucky: he, too, has a very attractive wife.  Lucky or what?

3.  Denzel Washington -- yes, he is a Hollywood star and a TV star: a box office draw and a box office hit: an attractive wife, indeed.  Lucky or what?  Let him get a divorce or God, forbid, his wife passes away: women will be knocking down his door!

4.  Will Smith -- yes, another Hollywood star and a TV star: a beautiful wife, too.

5.  Dr. Bill Cosby -- successful all around superstar.  His wife has a doctorate, too.  Lucky or what?

6.  President George Bush -- not on the unemployment lines, yet! Comes from money -- has a very attractive wife!  Lucky or what?

7.  Senator John Kerry -- at least he had the sense to marry a woman with money.  Lucky or what?

What do the above men have in common?  They have no money problems and definitely no women problems (finding women.)

Usually, your soap-opera stars are not wanting for relationships because mostly everyone wants to be seen or desire to be near them.  Of course, your Hollywood stars -- some are still married -- but those stars who are not married have absolutely no problems finding women.  The Plastic Surgery industry is a booming business.  There is absolutely no excuse for anyone looking badly, is it?

Oh, yeah, even your rap-stars, basketball stars, and others are enjoying the fruits of their labors. By the way, you have never heard of any artists hiring a dump truck, going into poor neighborhoods, and giving away their wealth. Lucky or what?  Sure, most of them donate to their charities.

Furthermore, I am not going to lie and say that I have not often wondered what is it like to be in their shoes: money, power, media attention, or other recreational attention. Hey, television does not let you forget it, either!  We only pass this way but once -- supposedly, you do not get another chance.  No one has risen from the grave!

For those people who often exclaim: "money cannot buy happiness," I say: "being poor is no guarantee of happiness, either."  Who in their right mind  want to be poor and wanting? 

For us working slobs, we can be laid off, we can be fired, or we can be downsized.  Please do not think these scenarios are not happening in peoples' lives everyday.  If we are working for someone else, the powers-that-be are holding the keys to our financial future. The lucky ones are the ones who have started or who will be starting their own businesses.

Why do most people just want to be mediocre...just getting by from day-to-day and never aspiring to reach for the stars?  Here again, these are the people you hear in conversations, retorting: "money cannot buy happiness!"  Get my drift?  Then, it is true: the rich think differently from the poor!

So, lottery winners to be: love is fine, if you find it.  However, having money will not hurt you or will not kill you (my opinion).  In fact, money can complement a relationship.  Am I right Donald?

    Todd's avatar - Cylon 2.gif
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    Posted: July 6, 2004, 6:26 pm - IP Logged

    Amen!

    You have a lot of very good thoughts there.  I especially like The lucky ones are the ones who have started or who will be starting their own businesses.

    No matter what life throws your way, if you start your own business, at least it's you who calls your own shots.  It's a tremendous amount of risk, work, and time, but if you want to be like "lucky" Bill Gates or Donald Trump, it's the only way to do it.  (Which is why those people aren't lucky - they're hard working, driven people who are great models of what can happen only in America.)

    For those worried about being laid off, outsourced, or just plain hating their job:   start ... your ... own ... business!

     

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      unseen's avatar - 4eyes
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      Posted: July 6, 2004, 8:57 pm - IP Logged

      some of the most depressed people are rich and lonely too.  Its all in the spirit however in the immortal word of Daddy Rich (Richard Pryor) from the movie Car Wash "its better to have money and not to need it, than to need it and not to have it!!!"  Cracks me up everytime..hehehehe

        Tx_Mega_Player's avatar - spider
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        Posted: July 6, 2004, 11:13 pm - IP Logged
        Quote: Originally posted by dphillips on July 06, 2004




        So, lottery winners to be: love is fine, if you find it.  However, having money will not hurt you or will not kill you (my opinion).  In fact, money can complement a relationship.  Am I right Donald?





        Would someone please remind me....Donald has been divorced how many times????
        Having lots of money doesn't make you "rich", nor does having little money make you  "poor". These terms are nothing more than "states-of-mind". There are people with lots of money that have committed suicide, and there are people with little money that live much more satisfying lives than do you and I.  That's because money cannot buy love and it cannot buy happiness. What it can buy is companionship and possessions.  And what it usually buys is companionship from someone that's out to take your possessions. Am I right Anna Nicole?
          Tx_Mega_Player's avatar - spider
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          Posted: July 6, 2004, 11:17 pm - IP Logged
          Quote: Originally posted by Todd on July 06, 2004



          ...... (Which is why those people aren't lucky - they're hard working, driven people who are great models of what can happen only in America.)






          Todd I agree,

              There's an old saying that goes,

          "The harder you work, the luckier you get..."