“Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.” – Ann Landers
Money and Misunderstandings
Based on where you grew up, what your parents did for a living, and the type of peers and friends you surrounded yourself with – all of these factors could cumulatively influence your pulse on reality and your understanding of the world at large.
I spent my entire childhood thinking I was poor, but that misguided and skewed assumption was based on the fact that all my friends were rich.
My high school parking lot looked like a BMW car dealership. All the cool kids wore Abercrombie and Fitch and drank Starbucks coffee drinks I couldn’t pronounce and had vacation homes in places I had never heard of.
Because I didn’t have these niceties, I just assumed I was poor. Of course, when I joined the real world, I realized I was – in fact – the worst kind of rich person. I was rich, but I was completely oblivious to it because I had no real-life experience or reasonable standard with which to compare.
These 30 people, however, had a vastly different experience growing up.
Here are thirty (seemingly inconsequential )things in their child they thought were indicators of someone being rich, but turned out not to be the case at all.
What was “the pinnacle of wealth” to you as a kid and how far off were you?
There are many things that have emerged back into the limelight and become popular again, long after you thought that shit had been put out to pasture.
High-waisted pants and flare jeans are very good examples of ghosts from our past that never should have been resurrected.
They came, they aimed, they conquered, and now they should live on – only as a distant memory, shrouded in regret and nostalgia.
Do you know what else is coming back? A buttload of drugs that we were once told as kids were terrible for our brains and would make us become crazed, homeless delinquents – drugs like marijuana, ketamine, MDMA, and psychedelics.
Now, to be fair, those drugs never STOPPED being popular or went away, per se. However, they are growing recognition in mainstream medicine as having potential therapeutic properties, particularly for those with mental diseases.
A recent study out of John Hopkins suggested that psychedelic mushrooms (when taken in small doses), may have some medicinal properties for helping curb depression and anxiety.
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Lion Loves His Pet Wiener Puppy Dog
Bonedigger, a large Barbary lion, has taken a special liking to Abby, the tiny dachshund puppy.
Watch as this usual predator makes an unlikely friendship with these dogs in this hilarious video.