The Big Riddle

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Why is it that if you hoard everything but cash, you're a weirdo and the subject of a TV show that demeans you, but if you hoard money (and offshore at that), you're an astute businessman and a shining example of the greatness of capitalism?

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This might explain why people generally like to have money regardless of stuff.

So, for me, I mainly use money to buy services, so that I do not have to do things I do not want to. I don't buy a lot of material things but still value money in a non-materialistic way.

Money buys you peace of mind and the freedom to never have to do anything you don't want to do, nor suffer people you do not want to suffer.

Posted by Guest on May. 26, 2013 @ 11:14 am

People who are enamored by collecting cash are, in my experience, physiologically damaged. Conspicuous consumption is juvenile if not sociopathic. The above commenter is doubtless not wealthy because the truly monied would never display publicly that money is an excuse for being idle and reclusive.

Posted by Marcus Parrish on May. 26, 2013 @ 12:03 pm

The 12 step world should start treating money addiction. If they can accept sex addiction as an addiction which they can apply the steps to, they should be able to treat money addiction as an addiction which they can apply the steps to

Posted by basta on May. 26, 2013 @ 12:05 pm

than saving old styrofoam boxes of take out or old soiled newspapers. I've seen that show once or twice and most of them on it seem to have gone through a tragedy or are mentally falling apart or just drank too much of the materialism kool-aid. Instead of television cameras, they should be getting professional help.

Regarding the wealthy, I guess the question is at what point is it the saving of capital for future reallocation versus hoarding? Its one think to save for a rainy day or a downpayment for a home or business. But capital, like water, can get stagnant and become unproductive if it is just sitting there collecting a tiny interest and nothing else if it is not slated for a future use.

Posted by Johnny Venom on May. 26, 2013 @ 12:09 pm

1) Hoarding is often deemed bad because it takes a lot of space. But money doesn't take a lot of space.

2) Money gets spent eventually. It's really buying future security, for retirement, healthcare and perhaps a care home in the future.

It's also to buy trips and travel, good food and drink, safety and security, help and support.

Money isn't a thing but rather the means to all things.

Posted by Guest on May. 26, 2013 @ 12:45 pm

People who are enamored by collecting cash are, in my experience, physiologically damaged. Conspicuous consumption is juvenile if not sociopathic. The above commenter is doubtless not wealthy because the truly monied would never display publicly that money is an excuse for being idle and reclusive.

Posted by Guest Marcus Parrish on May. 26, 2013 @ 12:10 pm

My God, Johnny is even more obsessive than lilli!

Posted by Demented, Yet Terribly, Terribly, Persistent on May. 26, 2013 @ 12:22 pm

But with a different twist.

Posted by Guest on May. 26, 2013 @ 12:46 pm

It's Tim's web page, and he can do what he wants with it, but I'm not sure if turning it into Johnny Angel Wendell's personal blog is the best way of monetizing it.

Speaking of hoarding money, anyone ask Bruce Brugmann what he thinks of the subject?

Posted by Demented, Yet Terribly, Terribly, Persistent on May. 26, 2013 @ 12:58 pm

non-union porn and hooker advertising business in it while waiting for real estate inflation to make you wealthy, then that is clearly completely different.

Posted by Guest on May. 26, 2013 @ 1:16 pm

If you were any more jealous and envious, you'd be posting in green!

Posted by Scott on May. 26, 2013 @ 1:41 pm

And being a SFBG writer isn't exactly the pinnacle of artistic excellence, and certainly not well-paid.

Posted by Guest on May. 26, 2013 @ 1:54 pm

As usual, The Trolls can't stand up to Johnny Angel's clear sense of logic.

Posted by Bertrand on May. 26, 2013 @ 4:05 pm

LOL.

Good one!

Posted by Demented, Yet Terribly, Terribly, Persistent on May. 26, 2013 @ 4:45 pm

I sense the sarcasm with a capital S in Demented,..Persistent's comments.

Get with it messer. Demented. Or find a new place to play.

Posted by Larry on May. 26, 2013 @ 7:36 pm

Because this is utter shit. This "riddle" is something a 5th grader might think up and consider to be really deep.

Maybe new content correlates to more web hits or something? I'm not sure. But it seems you've brought on a guy who really ain't all that bright to just... fill the page?

And I can't even believe I have to state this, but "Hoarders" profiles people who hoard what is essentially garbage and live in unsanitary housing conditions. They are not people simply hoarding medicine, or fuel, or canned food, or any items with perceived value to other individuals. So your riddle doesn't even make sense. Uggh..

Posted by Lurker on May. 26, 2013 @ 4:11 pm

I, for one, disagree with Lurker.

Johnny's on a roll. A ROOOLLLLL!

Posted by Walter on May. 26, 2013 @ 7:33 pm

Johnny is quantitiy AND quality.

He is top-notch, Lurker. Admit it.

Posted by Larry on May. 26, 2013 @ 7:43 pm

Can I hear a THREE CHEERS for Johnny Angel!

This blogger is breathing new life into the SFBG. I, for one, love it!

Posted by Vincent on May. 26, 2013 @ 7:32 pm

Verbal diarrhea and mental constipation.

Posted by Guest on May. 27, 2013 @ 9:44 am

Does hoarding money in a mattress make you an astute business.. person ?

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