Carolyn's Daily Posts: 2011

June 29, 2011

Too Much Money?


CAROLYN’S DAILY POSTS: 2011

TOO MUCH MONEY?

What does a person do with an annual income over ten million dollars a year? I wonder…

     Nine Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, were identified as corporate executive officers (CEOs) who draw an income of more than ten million. Their income, listed in a May 2011 report Rich Rewards,* went as high as $22,935,936.

     I can’t imagine spending all that money, especially while basking in the light of many people who are in need (not those who expect entitlement, but those truly in need).

     It’s always been difficult to be rich—One example of a universal truth: there are hidden disadvantages to being rich:

  • It brings more worries than happiness
  • Maintaining several different homes
  • Protecting several different homes from thieves
  • Squabbles with servants
  • The terrors of a litigious divorce
  • Fights with demanding children
  • Fear of the wealth and all its trappings**

     I’ll add a couple more disadvantages:

  • Good help is hard to get
  • Wondering if people like you for your money or yourself
  • The feelings of seeing the number of truly struggling members of society 

     The legendary singer Sophie Tucker once said I’ve been rich and I’ve been poor…rich is better. Poor is not good. Perhaps rich is better. However, having sufficient income to meet my basic needs is best. It’s all I ask.

SOURCES

*Rich Rewards, Greensburg Tribune-Review, May 29, 2011, pp E1

**Rich & roughing it, Ralph R. Reiland, Greensburg Tribune-Review, January 8, 2007

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