Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Greedy much or Generous?

It just sickens me when I hear about greedy athletes, but Chris Singleton of the Washington Wizards, takes the cake!  He's 22 years old, a rookie basketball player making just under $1.5 million this season and is not satisfied.  He spent $10,000 on lottery tickets to win $640 million.  Talk about greedy!  He has so much money he doesn't know what to do with it and wants more?  He said it was a wise investment.  If he hadn't spent it on the lottery tickets, he would have just blown it in clubs.

This is a good example of plain old greed.  I am so glad he didn't win!  I'd much rather see someone win who doesn't have a lot of money already.  Hey Chris, if you have so much money that you don't know what to do with, how about investing it in a charity where it would do some good for others?  Did you ever think of that?  You do not need to get richer to help make the world a better place.  Start now with what you have!

I know it's his money and he has the freedom to spend it any way he wants, but greed destroys people.  I hope he doesn't become one of those athletes who end up bankrupt because of making so many poor spending decisions.  I'd say he's off to a pretty good start here.

What do you think about this? 

On the other hand, we have the anonymous couple who paid $100,000 to spend the day with Tim Tebow. at an auction to raise money for Tebow's charity.  They planned to share him with their Florida community and let him meet and play with the kids.  This couple obviously must have a lot of disposable income to be able to do this, but I like that they use their wealth to help others. 

Any thoughts on this?  I'd love to hear what others have to say about these things.

(50 cents per legitimate comment during April goes to Paralyzed Veterans of America.)

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Rebecca Mecomber said...

Everybody always says "Money is the root of all evil," don't they? But that's wrong--- "The LOVE of money is the root of all evil." I don't know why people willingly ignore that part.

I think you've got it right. Greed is pretty bad. But don't be too hasty to make conclusions about Chris. He's only 22 years old and he probably has NO IDEA how to manage money. I know I didn't when I was that age!

Sandee said...

Greed is all over the place. People want what others have earned and are mad because they earned it, but do nothing to better themselves. That's what I'm seeing around here.

Some do good with their money and some don't. You've two examples of that in your post.

This will never change. Greed is here to stay. It's always been here and it will always be here.

Have a terrific day. :)

BeadedTail said...

There's a lot of greed these days but there's also a lot of money mismanagement when people who continue to spend every dime no matter how much they make. It happens at all income levels and although it drives me bonkers, it's a lesson they have to learn.

Mike Golch said...

I'm glad the jerk did not win as well.That being said the old saying of the more you the more you want is sure tre in this case.I guess that's why I have lost interest in following all of the sports,baseball,football,basketball,and even golf.how much money do these so-called atheltes need??

Lin said...

Your second sentence explains it all---"he's 22 years old." Hopefully he will wise up before all of his money is gone.

I think spending all that money to be with Tim Tebow is crazy too.

Karen and Gerard said...

I hope Chis does become wiser in managing his money. I agree with you, Mike, that athletes are way over paid; however, can't blame them for that. I just wish they would make better use of the money they earn. It's hard to watch them just blow it when there are so many people struggling financially just to live.

Thanks for your comments.

Mrs4444 said...

I absolutely agree with you. I like that you care about Chris's spirit. I hope he reads this.

Love the anonymous couple's donation and the fact that they're sharing their "prize."

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