An Idle Friday

 

Today I have off from my day job. It feels idle even though I’m still technically working. Which got me thinking about the obscenely rich. Well, an idle Friday and coupled with this blog post about the absurdly wealthy from one of my favourite blogs: https://buffalotompeabodysblog3.com/2017/10/12/daily-briefing-sack-wranglers-2/.

All that wealth pooled together could be put towards the actual planet and its non-human inhabitants instead of all this silly crap they buy to show the world and each other just how much money they have. Who needs six mansions? I mean, really?

I like to think that if I were among the top 2% I would just buy something simple–a modest vintage house and fix it up (unless I got an old castle and turned it into a rescued animal mansion/shelter).

Then my 2% friends and I would use all the rest of my obscene wealth to buy up huge tracts of land (rainforest, wetlands, forests, etc.) and anything else natural we could buy and restore it to its “natural” (or, as natural as it gets) habitat to protect the threatened-with-extinction animals that live within its particular ecosystem. Or clean up the ocean of all its plastic junk, trash, and pollutants. Then we, the 2%, in between making more money, would just cruise around on the newly clean ocean in our small, dinky, but non-polluting boat, hanging out with all our non A-list fish and marine friends, on our weekend getaways.

https://www.worldwildlife.org/species/vaquita

Or something like that.

 

Now I just have to get rich. Well, before their time runs out.

 

 

11 thoughts on “An Idle Friday

  1. Brilliant plan! I’ll go with you (when I get rich enough).

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  2. I didn’t know you had this blog! I’m glad to find it and follow it! thanks for the promotion as well!👍👍

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  3. I hope you get rich! Sadly getting rich probably changes some people hope that isn’t the case with you. Great goals. 🙂

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  4. Even if you only made it to the top 5, you have a helluva plan. Of course to keep your credibility in tact, you you had to plant your tongue firmly in cheek. But that doesn’t mean the THEME is fiction.

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  5. I hope the Dems nominate Buffalo Tom Peabody for Pres in 2020 because I can say with 2020 foresight that he would win. He could then make you Secretary of the Treasury so you could help yourself to all the obscene millions you need to REALLY make America great again (such as by banishing Bannon and Trump to Russia). Talk about a win-win!

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