A friend suggested I create a post regarding the area we reside; it’s quite an area. We live in a retirement community; full of wealth and age. I have met some wonderful retired people here and I have met some of the most cantankerous and angry people here.
My friend’s suggestion came from an experience she had at a local grocery store. A husband and wife in their late 60’s, looking like they’ve been stuck in a wind storm with all their plastic surgery were verbally criticizing a woman in her 90’s for being slow at the meat counter. Ring, Ring, Hello Pot, This is Kettle, Your Black. Anyway, my friend approached this couple and told them they were being rude. Kudos to her for sticking up for the 90 year old!
The said couple clearly had money and were simply angry at the world. The reason for their anger: they are unhappy; in their case money filled up their accounts but not their hearts. (I realize not all wealthy or retired people are unhappy)
So this post is to remind us of two things: 1) be nice to Granny because someday that will be you and 2) money can make some things in life easier but when I see all the plastic surgery couples out there, I wonder….
Do you think $$ can buy you happiness?