A millionaire’s daughter who ploughed into three houses in her BMW convertible while drunk on champagne has been locked up for six months.
‘Arrogant’ Laura Binch, 19, destroyed the fronts of the terrace homes, then told one of the shocked householders: ‘Do you know who my Dad is? He’s rich.’
The teenager, who lives in a ten-bedroom period property and whose father runs a property company, was sent to a young offender’s institution after admitting dangerous driving. - Mail Online
When we look at someone wealthy, what do we think?
"I want to have that much money."
"They can do whatever they want because they have lots of money."
"Their life is better than mine."
"They get everything they want because they have money."
"Why can't I be rich?"
Money is freedom. Apparently. We say we are free - it is one of our human rights! Doesn't that mean that we should all have enough money to actually be free? What is freedom if not the ability to choose what to do with our lives?
How many people are stuck in mid-level jobs? How many people are labourers living on the breadline? How many people don't have a job at all? How many people put off going to see the doctor because they don't want to have to spend what little they have on something that "might go away on its own"? How many people women can't afford to have all of their prenatal checkups at an OBGYN? How many people are doing something they hate just because it is the best option for making money? How many people send their children to inferior schools because they can't afford private schools? How many deaths and injuries are caused by manufacturers cutting corners to save on costs?
I want to be free. We all want to be free. I don't want to have to be constrained by my economic position. What would life be like if we all had enough and were in a position to choose how to spend our days? What would life be like if we could actually follow our dreams and passions? What would life be like if we didn't have to depend on some fluke determining whether we win or lose? What would life be like if we were supportive of each other instead of competing against each other?
We would have to teach our children that money is not a privilege. We would have to teach them to respect and honour other people. We would have to teach them to be honest with themselves. We would have to teach them without using competition to motivate them.
We would have to change so much - give up poverty, selfishness, jealousy, envy, judgement, comparison, abuse, superiority, inferiority - is heaven on earth worth losing all that?