Would You Sacrifice Your Relationships to Be Rich?

Would you sacrifice your relationships to be rich? If you’ve been keeping up with my blog then you know that I’m currently unemployed, living in a new city, and have a lot of free time on my hands.

I do try to keep positive and productive, but more often than not I end up watching a crappy reality show while I’m working on this blog or applying to jobs. I know, I know, bad Jessica, but I just can’t help myself! It’s like bubblegum for the brain and I’m addicted!

Any who, I was watching an episode of Don’t Be Tardy, the spin-off shows of The Real Housewives of Atlanta (I know, I have a degree and yet this is what I choose to fill my brain with), and the main character Kim’s latest dilemma is that her parents are selling stories about her and her kids to the press to make an easy buck. First world problems much, but seriously if I somehow came into a lot of money and then my parents tried to capitalize on it for their own gain in a malicious way, it would be a pretty big deal to me too.

Listen, I love money and hope to one day have more of it so I can live a bit more comfortably and retire early, but there is no way that I would sacrifice my relationships with family or friends to make a few thousand dollars. What’s the point of having tons of cash and lots of shiny new things if your own blood won’t speak to you anymore because you told the media your daughter used to be a stripper? How can you ever move on from that? Haven’t these people ever heard the saying “You can’t take it with you”?

To me, the hope of eventually making a good salary and living a better life just makes me want to work harder and be smart with my money, but I know there are a lot of people out there who would rather take the easy route, despite the consequences. Life’s too short to be greedy and live alone in a decked-out mansion Citizen Kane style. Hopefully Kim’s parents will realize this sooner rather than later (maybe just in time for season 2).

Have you ever heard of or encountered someone who is full on greedy and would do anything for the almighty dollar?

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