Poverty as Challenge

Any idiot can sail through life with a $10,000 in the bank. However, it takes exceptional skill to live on $500 a month or even $30 a month the way people in the third world routinely pull off. Yet, oddly, we most admire the deadbeat who coasts through life without effort who inherited wealth and contribute nothing to society at large. Oddly, we admire most those who most trash the environment with energy-wasting lifestyles. It is irrational to revere those who act counter to your self interest.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)