For those of you who think that money is a cure to all your problems, I invite you to take a gander at the video of Beyonce’s sister “Solange” and her fight in the elevator with rapper Jay Z. The video went viral after Solange attacked Jay Z in an elevator over a private matter. Beyone was also in the picture but appeared as though she didn’t want to intervene in the attack. It was later “allegedly” reported that Solange was upset that Rachel Ray had actually gotten too close to Jay Z, and Solange decided to take her aggressions out on him. It is important to note that this has NOT been established as a fact. The purpose of today’s Daily Thought is not to dwell into this incident, but rather to point out that everyone has problems and money will never solve “everything.” Many people think that if they actually had Beyonce and Jay Z’s financial status that all their troubles would be over. What most don’t seem to realize is that their troubles would just be “beginning.” When you “make” a lot of money, you have to spend even “more” money just to “protect” the money you made. Also, when you achieve the status of a celebrity, your private life is no longer your own. People will want to follow you around, dig in your trash and make assumptions as to what they “think” is going on with you. While coming into money can be a great blessing, it can also be your worst curse. It will be a lot tougher to determine who your “real” friends are, and you will find that many people will “smile” in your face while secretly “stabbing you in the back” once you are no longer around. Yes, rich folk have problems and drama too. If you woke up poor today but have “peace of mind” then you are in essence richer than a lot of other people who just have “money.” As stupid as this may sound, you should be proud that you are broke but secure within yourself today. Many people think that the grass is greener on the other side. As long as your lawn is healthy enough to live with, then you should feel blessed. Please enjoy your weekend, and God willing we will meet up again on the other side. Have a great day.
Comedian Chris Tucker, brother Bill Jolly and Brett Jolly in concert