Do you remember when Beyonce decided to pour a $20,000 bottle of Armand de Brignac (Ace of Spades) into a hot tub and not flinch an inch; or that one time her better half, Jay-Z and Kanye West mutilated a $300,000 Maybach in their music video just for fun?
Sure they’re flaunting their wealth and they’re not the first to do it. We sit, stare and drool as they irresponsibly blow more money than we make in a year; while we struggle to buy $5 Frappuccino from Starbucks on the way to work every morning. It’s just so frustrating right? They could give us a million bucks and not miss it. It’s very easy to come to this conclusion when you sit and ponder the fact that your student loan balance outweighs the amount of money you make monthly to live; but it’s also immediately presumed that their amount of wealth and success wasn’t easy to come by. Sure this may be argued when speaking of the Kardashians or Jenners, but most people actually work for the lifestyle they have.
It bothers me when people argue that a wealthy person SHOULD be giving their money to this and that charity, or that they should be putting their money back into the school system or helping to find the cure to a disease. Don’t people understand that it’s their money and they can spend it how they like. If someone wants to be a selfish millionaire that’s completely on their conscious and has nothing to do with us. Why do people care so much how celebrities and other people spend their money?
I’ve even seen this “phenomenon” within regular people who have a 9 to 5 job. For example, when I got my first “real” job, it was like certain family members rose from the dead telling me I should take them to lunch or let them borrow money to pay their light bill. People expect that when you get a little bit of money you owe them everything and that is not the case. I am all about returning the love and support in a monetary fashion, however, no one should ever tell you how and where you should be spending YOUR money.
I understand that many people are given more opportunity than others to obtain an elite status in society and a chance at wealth. Although, I do not feel like this is a legitimate excuse to give up and complain constantly on how someone else may have more than you. A lot of times, we do not know what others have done to get to where they are in life and it really is not our business where they spend their money. In the past, I’ve definitely been guilty of racking my brain on how someone can have so much money and be so careless to throw it down the drain, set it on fire or do something else irresponsibly when I’m out here trying to figure out why the price of guacamole went up at Chipotle. At the end of the day, it’s never really about the money sometimes; it’s truly just to send a message that ” I can do what the hell I want”. Instead of worrying about other people, you could be focusing on building your own empire and hopefully doing what the hell YOU want.
Thank you everyone for the constant support and remember that you have to fight for the lifestyle that you want.