Posts Tagged ‘women’

So, I’m reading this great book called ‘The The Millionaire Next Door’ and it is highlighting one of my self imposed mantras of what I aspire to be…”All cash and no flash”. I even bought the book at a thrift store, for 79 cents, already living some of it’s principles 🙂

A summary: “Most of the millionaire households that they profiled did not have the extravagant lifestyles that most people would assume. This finding is backed up by surveys indicating how little these millionaire households have spent on such things as cars, watches, suits, and other luxury products/services. Most importantly, the book gives a list of reasons for why these people managed to accumulate so much wealth (the top one being that “They live below their means”). The authors make a distinction between the ‘Balance Sheet Affluent’ (those with actual wealth, or high net-worth) and the ‘Income Affluent’ (those with a high income, but little actual wealth, or low net-worth).”

This great video, I think, highlights a big social misconception. A fancy car does not equal rich. I see these guys as piled in debt with an impulsive attitude towards money. I.e. not wealthy. It is, in my mind, synonymous with the holographic illusion we have come to accept: “ghetto fabulous”. The truly wealthy evidently have known this for generations. Challenge your ideals 😉

I have been quiet from my blog for several months but a recent video has compelled me to share once again. The following video is a poignant discussion on seeing through the veil of sexual objectification, self-objectification, and how it damages our society as a whole. An absolutely jaw dropping worthy view for both men and women that has articulated every point roiling below the surface of my, and I’m sure many other women’s, minds. I do not typically identify as a feminist, however, I do believe in uplifting all of my fellow women and being the change I would like to see in this world. It has left me nearly speechless, so without further adieu:

Women: this is GOOD stuff right here! Her message is one near and dear to my heart. Good men will step it up, if you raise the bar. As my mama used to say, “you teach people how to treat you”. There is no sense in degrading yourself and your inner beauty for a few fleeting moments of attention. In the end, if you respect yourself, the right people will respect you. Do not settle for less than what you deserve. Powerful words packed into a 3 min video. Enjoy!