This is a long preamble to a toon, so sorry in advance, and came to pass with the remembrance of the phrase that runs something like, “Money isn’t important unless you don’t have any.”
About a hundred years ago – and isn’t it sad when you get to an age that you can use that phrase with a margin of error of only thirty years or so – I remember a friend who, out of the blue, announced he was going to buy a car and after a little shopping around noted the average down payment required and started saving for said payment; as you did back in the day.
Eventually he announced he had reached his goal but liked the fact he had money in the bank and that if he used those funds he would be back down to a pound so decided to continue saving ‘till he had double the funds available.
Upon reaching that second goal thought he to himself, ‘If I keep going, I can buy a car without the need for any form of loan.’
Continue saving he indeed did, but the old problem surfaced yet again; sufficient funds accumulated but if I buy a car I’m back to a pound in the bank so I’ll keep saving so I can buy a car and still have money in the bank.
At somewhere around age forty he had an extremely healthy bank account. He’s never owned or missed having a car.
In turn that memory took me in search of a song to suit and below is wot I found which fits the bill pretty well. This type of music may not be to your taste, pretty neat guitar work all the same, and you may not be familiar with the works of Big Smo but just slide past the sound and latch onto the lyrics of which this bit in blue is a bit of the chorus; a chorus that you could adjust to suit your own situation. Or I guess you could ask Alexa to do that for you...
I got a glass bottomed boat
and a four wheel drive
John Deere mower
and a side by side...
...And I own everything inside my fence
yeah I'm redneck rich.
That toon got me thinking that maybe most of us, despite limited material possessions, are still wealthier than the wildest dreams of so many. So happy we should be.
“Hay Alexa, are you happy?”
”What? Happy? I’m a talking tin can for heavens sake!!”
Anyhoo, enjoy the toon. Especially Rickey down there in Mississippi. Keep the faith good buddy.
Quote; Immanuel Kant.
“We are not rich by what we possess but by what we can do without.”