As is not Uncommon with me, I was Responding to Someone's Comment on another Blog and the Comment was Long Enough and Interesting Enough, that I decided to Make it into a Post on my Own Blog. This Time my Post is Written in Response to the Comment "Money isn't Everything.", which is not Unlike another Common Saying, as is Mentioned in the Title of this Post, "It's Just Money!!"
This Statement is not Untrue in that Money (that is Excess) isn't Everything, yet the Lack of Money (That is the Bear Essentials that One Needs) is Enormously Stressful and can Even Cause Marital Strife.
You See, I was Raised with Money and it Never Mattered to me that much. In Fact, I Actually Disliked the Envy because of the Walls it Produces between People.
I can Actually Recall a Time in which someone Walked in to Our House and said "Wow! It must be Nice!" and I Actually Felt like Slugging the Guy. I was Feeling sort of Distanced from my Father at the Time and was Wishing for so many Things that have nothing to do with Money.
Later in Life, I Learned Something Entirely Different, though. My Husband Bought a Bran New Camero, Bright Red, and I thought it was too Showy and Actually didn't Like the Attention that I Got, yet Later Understood that this was the First Bran New Car that he had Ever Owned and it was something that he had Wanted all his Life.
The Poor and the Rich do not at all Think the Same. Mostly it is the Rich who will say "It's just Money". The Poor Man will not say this. Instead he Desires to Teach his Children "The Value of Money", that is that we have to Work Hard for it and so we should Appreciate it and do not Take it for Granted.
Only the Rich man will say "Oh, No Biggie. They are just Things." The Poor Man, though, desires to Teach his Children "the Value of Things". Once again, that we have to Work Hard for what we have and therefore, should Take Care of what we Possess, Not Take it for Granted and not Treat it too Lightly.
To Illustrate this Point, my Father Once had a Lincoln Town Car that, Believe it or not, he Actually would Put his Contractor Supplies in the Trunk of. People Used to Tease him for it and say that they Really Liked his New "Work Truck". They just couldn't Understand how he could Abuse something so Valuable.
The Poor Man, though, Values what he has and Takes Care of it, so it will Last. It's a Whole Different Perspective and it is not Right for the Rich Man to Belittle it.
Anyway, these are a Few of the Reason's Why, though Republican, I will not go so Far as to be a Libertarian. I Understand Both Sides and Feel that the Poor and the Rich Need to Make Compromises with Each Other.
This Post was Inspired by Silverfiddle, Beneath his Post, How to Save a Life.