Last week, the child that wishes to remain anonymous and I were watching a TV show about ridiculously wealthy teenagers living disgustingly excessive lives. They were driving $100,000 cars at 16 and having $2 million sweet-sixteen birthday parties.
My daughter was saying how life would be perfect if she had as much money as they did.
We then made lists of what money could and couldn’t buy. Last week I shared with you our list of what it could buy. Here is our list of what money can’t buy:
- Taste. I have known some amazingly wealthy people who, no matter how much money they have, will always have bad taste (you can afford to have a decorator or stylist, but you first have to be able to acknowledge that you need one).
- Health. Money can help you afford the best doctors and medications, but sometimes even the best can’t help you.
- Friends. Real friends that is. Money can attract superficial ones that are only there for what you can buy them or what you can do for them. Some of the poorest people in the world have the strongest, truest friendships.
- Love. There are a lot of wealthy people out there living in loveless marriages, or they’re are all alone.
- Talent. No amount of singing classes with the best teachers in the world, could make me someone you would want to hear.
- Class. (Honey Boo Boo. Need I say more?)
- Memories. Although I don’t have money oozing out my ears, I would give everything I have to spend a few more minutes with loved ones I’ve lost. But no amount of money can give you back someone who has passed.
- Trust. Did you ever watch Dynasty?
- Height. Money can’t make you taller, shorter, more black more white or heal the disabled.
- Contentment. Real Housewives anyone? Do any of those women look content?
- Courage. Money won’t make you have the guts to put yourself out there or defend what is right.
- Sense of humor. It’s either there or it isn’t folks.
- Immortality. Money can perhaps extend your life with a healthy diet, and a personal trainer, but when it’s your time, you can’t pay someone to go in your place. (You also can’t take your ridiculously high bank account with you.)
- Intelligence. You could afford to have someone write your speeches, pay your bills, and invest your money. If you lacked intelligence, how would you know if someone was robbing you blind? Tell me that doesn’t happen every day!
- Money can’t buy you time. It can’t turn back the clock. It can buy you botox and fillers, which help but unless you nip and tuck everything constantly, people are going to know you are no longer 21.
Can you think of any I missed? What would be on your list?
Speaking of money this table didn’t cost me a dime!
A friend of mine was getting rid of it and wanted to know if I would take it off her hands. It was crazy heavy, filthy, and ugly … but it had great carving on it.
I buffed-off all the grime from the hardware to polish it up, painted everything with aqua chalkpaint, glazed it (which took a while), and coated it with a clear wax.
I’m still trying to decide if I’m going to sell this or whether it’s going to stay in my living room to replace a table I’m over. Might have to test drive it first.
Aqua Chalkpainted Table After