Play Money

“You have to take people for what they’re worth. If you have to sell their soul, sell their soul.” – My sister, Michelle, philosophizing after beating me at Monopoly

I am not ambitious or competitive in life. What does that mean? That’s right. I’m a loser. Hey, at least I’m honest about it. I don’t want to be, but it seems to be where my talent truly lies.

So, what am I getting at here? I don’t know. Oh, yeah, that’s it. I’m competitive at games. Very. I love to win.

So, when my stock went up on Blog Shares, and I made $27,000 in one day in the fake stock market, I was ecstatic.

Michael tells me that it’s only play money. That’s true. But, I say that people who underestimate the value of play money are the same people who don’t have any.

The same is true in real life. Have you ever heard someone rich say that the best things in life are free? No? Do you know why? It’s crap.

It sucks to be broke. It sucks to live week to week. Yeah, you can enjoy spending time with your wonderful family while you’re sitting in the park watching squirrels, but your car is falling apart and your air conditioner is broken. Why? Money is a necessary evil.

You can’t expect the people who can afford the extra “best things in life” like trips to Jamaica and big boats to give that up and sit in the park with you, can you? No.

Because they have the good free things and central air too. Just food for thought.

Anyway, I’m quickly becoming artificially rich. That and 75 cents will get me a large coffee.

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