Comparison Is the Thief of Joy

Well its been a long minute and i have had a lot of time to reflect and think. I like the four cousins wine image. Apologies first off. I don’t care what anyone says, sweet wine is the bomb diggity. Any how on to the real topic. I borrowed my topic today from a friend’s Blackberry display message. I will explain why it resonated with me.

So at a family function we women were having a conversation and a family member casually mentioned how she spent so much money buying handbags in New York and how she hadn’t travelled for two years prior to that trip. Ok in perspective she spent $25,000.00 on bags alone, then she spent some whether $10,000.00 on clothes. Anyways what had me thinking was, thats $35,000.00 now its different if you earn a salary, but this is a hustler who either begs her way through or gets a job every now and then. There is no consistency in that. I think after a certain age, some things especially material things should not matter. My point is if you live in a landlords house, that cost $15,000.00 for the year. so you pretty much spent your almost 3 years rent on stuff that can get stolen when you aren’t balling?

The need to belong in Lagos truly drives folks to stupid decisions. Insecurity is the mother of almost all bad decisions. I am not against luxury, but i say this, not at the expense of proper investments. Too many folks are lost on the concept of if you likely invest well today, you will likely be better off in five years as you can generate some sort of income from it. But hey like Kermit would say, you have a $200,000.00 bag collection and you live in a rented house, thats none of my business.

Wedding planning is annoyingly stressful. But i have concluded many things. TMS is coming to life. soon soon.


1 Comment on Comparison Is the Thief of Joy

  1. When we make someone our ‘standard’, the best we can ever be is second to the ‘standard’.


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