Too rich?

They say you can never be too rich or too thin. I think I disagree, or perhaps I should say, you can be rich but not know how to spend your money.

I saw an interview on TV this morning with a millionaire Texas couple, owners of an RV dealership (didn't catch their names) who purchased the "twenty dollar banana sticker bill" for $25K. This is a deviation from their usual investments in collectible cars. The husband paid for it while the wife was out busy shopping...she didn't chime in on her interest one way or the other when he reached her by cellphone.

Or maybe I'm all wrong. They can buy anything they want and I should've turned off the TV...

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This is from the end of Schindler's list when he realizes that the resources he had could have saved even more lives.Oskar Schindler: I could have got more out. I could have got more. I don't know. If I'd just... I could have got more.Itzhak Stern: Oskar, there are eleven hundred people who are alive because of you. Look at them.Oskar Schindler: If I'd made more money... I threw away so much money. You have no idea. If I'd just... Itzhak Stern: There will be generations because of what you did. Oskar Schindler: I didn't do enough!Itzhak Stern: You did so much. [Schindler looks at his car] Oskar Schindler: This car. Goeth would have bought this car. Why did I keep the car? Ten people right there. Ten people. Ten more people.[removing Nazi pin from lapel] Oskar Schindler: This pin. Two people. This is gold. Two more people. He would have given me two for it, at least one. One more person. A person, Stern. For this. [sobbing]Oskar Schindler: I could have gotten one more person... and I didn't! And I... I didn't!--------------------------------------------For the price of a $20 with a bannana sticker on it you could adopt an orphan from China.With just a plain $20 you can buy a goat or ducks for a family in the 3rd world. When the animals reproduce the people that received your gift of an animal can also make a gift of an animal to another family. Like Oskar Schindler, we all have our own gold pins that can be used to save human lives. Hopefully we will realize that before it is to late to change your gold pin into a human life.

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