"Living well is the best revenge."
George Herbert English
clergyman & metaphysical poet (1593 - 1633)
He almost got it right..'Being Content' with your lot in life is actually the greatest achievement.
Nothing is more irritating to those poor people enslaved by avarice, and completely suckered by buying into the Yuppy (née Baby Boomer) motto,
"Whoever dies with the most toys, Wins",
than seeing some 'common person' who is happy.
Having dissected my Passive-Aggressive inclinations has made me keenly aware of the shortcomings of this strategy. Why? Because the ultimate goal of PA is to die a martyr...Oooh take that!
Unfortunately the intended victim may not have ever even noticed that you were sticking it to them. Your sacrifice may be completely lost on them so where is the joy in that? Passive Aggressives demand schadenfreude..joy at another's misery..and that specifically means GUILT...
except as I said, the intended target is too self consumed to notice.
Therefore I have gleefully abandoned the folly of the martyrdumb route and have simply opted to make them feel miserable by being happy...
killing two birds with one stone!
When some arsehole pulls up next to me at a stoplight in a $150,000 car and deliberately flashes their uber-white veneers and $50,000 watch while they speaking loudly on their phone "Yo Speilberg" and then winks and motions towards their 'trophy' Wife's implants,
I shrug and say whatfrickinever?
People like that hate the very notion that you can be happy without 'stuff'.
They are hoarders and they can never, ever, be satiated. You can never have too much...it's a hole that can never be filled.
There is nothing wrong with having stuff, but at what cost.
Do the demands to keep the money-pump flowing cut into sharing your precious time with your loved ones...if you even have any since your focus is on acquiring as much crap as possible.
I know so many rich individuals who are miserable, empty, vessels drifting in a Sea of Greed..
"Gee, why doesn't everyone want to be me?
I mean just look at all of my expensive sh*t!
What a bunch of losers!"
To be fair, I also know a few wealthy individuals who are happy because they give and give and give some more...
and not just to show off, they do it very discreetly.
So I'm not kvetching, and once I finally win the lottery (HA!) I fully intend on being content with having enough, and quietly spreading it out, instead of spreading it THICK.
Yeah right we'll see.
Every day above ground (or outside of an Urn) is more than just a 'good day', it's another chance to make someone else happy.
Here endeth today's preachy sermon.
Now in a blatant effort to maintain this feelgood post, have a lash at some Labradoodle Puppies...so cute!