Skip the Starbucks, don’t buy a new car, don’t buy that HDTV, don’t go on vacation, don’t do this and don’t do that….blah…blah…blah…Those are some of the topics from PF Bloggers I’ve read over the past week and it’s really starting to get annoying.

Many years ago there was something called Usenet Newsgroup and there were readers that would allow you to access and read the Newsgroup. One of the coolest features about the newsreader was a function called ” /kill “. The Agent reader would then kill (delete) any post with in it.

I wish I could /kill “Don’t buy A new car” and /kill “Spend less than you earn” and /kill “don’t go on vacation” and perhaps I’d be a much happier person.

This brings me to the title of my post: EVERYONE HAS A VICE.

I know people that spend thousands of dollars buying season tickets for baseball games, basketball games & football games.

I know a different set of people that spend thousands of dollars on clothing to be the most fashionable.

I know a different set of people that spend hundreds of thousands to live in McMansions.

I know another set of people that spend a great deal on sports cars & luxury cars.

I could go on but I think you get the point. All of these people have something in common – they live the way they live because it is their passion or it makes them feel good about themselves. Some view these things as a vice for these people and perhaps it is depending on your philosophical and idealogical view of life but it is perfectly clear that people want to live this way.

If someone offered you a FREE Mercedes or Lexus I seriously doubt you’d say, “oh no, that projects the wrong lifestyle for me I don’t want that car.” If someone offered you free clothing (suits, blouses, skirts, whatever) at a high end fashion store I seriously doubt that you’d turn it down because you didn’t want to give people the “wrong” impression.

And perhaps this is the most annoying thing about PF Bloggers; Almost all of them talk about becoming rich by not spending when in fact the only logical conclusion you can draw from becoming rich is to spend money.

What exactly are you suppose to do after you are rich? Sit at home and count your money all day like a scrooge?

What are the super rich doing these days? Bill Gates, Warren Buffet & Ted Turner seem to be giving billions away to charity. A noble cause but is that the point of wealth – to give it all away to people who don’t have any? Isn’t it better to TEACH someone how to fish rather than GIVE him a fish?

oh well time to> /kill “rants”