The idea for this post came after watching an episode of Rich Kids of Instagram. I honestly don’t watch a lot of TV (just a few hours a month, at the most, is the norm for me because we don't have Netflix, cable, or local channels), but somehow I found this show and got sucked in.
These people are wealthy, like super wealthy, but the show was basically about spending money to impress other people.
And, my main thought the whole time was why do people care so much about STUFF?
As I was watching what was happening in the show, my jaw hit the floor a few times. It's just crazy what people spend their money on, the things people will do to flaunt their wealth, and the lengths people will go to in order to chase material items.
I'm sure some of these people were actually happy, but I don't think that's the norm for the average wealthy person. More importantly, it shouldn’t be the norm for the average American. [Read more…]