Sunday, March 22, 2015

More Me


That's what you want, right? I mean, I'm such a loveable old cuss.

(I'm 58. For some of you, that's old. The rest of you? Ha-Ha!)

(Well, that wasn't very nice of me, was it? And I want to be nice to you because why else would you go to the Boston Herald website and read my latest op-ed?)

(Not that I wouldn't be nice to you, anyway, even if I didn't want something from you...)

That's about it for today - here, that is. Over at the Boston Herald website, though...

Boy oh boy oh boy oh boy oh boy!!! There I am, saying things!!!

(This won't get any better if I keep typing, so I'm going to cut my losses and stop now. Soon, with more better stuff.)








5 comments:

joeh said...

If we can somehow improve the standard of living for the bottom 20 percentile without sacrificing the incentive of the top one percenters I am all for it. Some in the top 1% are greedy a-holes who don't deserve their wealth, many are driven to success and their success benefits everyone. Many of the bottom 20% lack the means or ability or good fortune to move to a higher percentile. Some are just...

Either way, even most of those in the bottom 20% have a standard of living higher than 99% of every human ever born to this green earth, that includes Royalty and Land Barrons of years past.

As you elude, it is what people envy that makes them miserable, not what they don't have.

Craig said...

Spot on, LaRue. . .

Not that I particularly hold capitalism sacred (certainly not as sacred as some of my more avidly free-market friends do, at any rate), but we each of us can only be accountable for our use of what we, ourselves, have been given. It's childish, really, on the order of complaining that someone else's cookie is bigger than mine, instead of being grateful that I have a cookie in the first place. . .

Gratitude is just the fundamental attitude for happiness in life. . .

(not necessarily your) Uncle Skip, said...

Wow!
I found myself ready to comment before I even read the article because you really lit a fire under Craig and Joe.

I can't find anything any of you have said with which I disagree.

I will say that I never felt guilty about accepting an offered paycheck.

messymimi said...

They seem to forget that just because they start at the bottom of a pay scale, they don't have to stay there. Take steps to improve what you earn, and it will get better.

The Broad said...

I agree with most but not all of what you wrote, Sully. Sometimes people take a low paid job they don't want because that is all there is for them. I don't begrudge people earning a lot of money, but when it's is off the backs of the poor and downtrodden I take exception. I see this as modern slavery, serfdom and feudalism and great wealth seems to be dependant on it.