LoveShack.org Community Forums

Reload this Page LoveShack.org Community Forums > Platonic > Business and Professional Relationships

All rich but me


Business and Professional Relationships Networking and maintaining a positive environment in the work place is important! Surviving the 9-to-5 within.

 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 7th January 2010, 6:52 AM   #1
Established Member
 
Awesome Username's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: The City
Posts: 1,184
All rich but me

I know this is petty, but I went out with some old coworker dudes of mine and I found out through conversation that they're all rich but me. We were drinking and they were talking about their millions, while I was sitting there thinking about how I do not have that kind of money. These people are making games, websites, and are fantastic developers while I've only ever animated so my ideas are always only that - ideas.

You know, I don't really care about anything materialistic like clothing or flashy care or any of that stuff, so it really shouldn't matter. I had an idea that they were a little loaded, but not to the extent that I found out they were and I can't help but feel jealous about it. This happens to me all the time - people I went to school with, dudes I work with, etc. I can know someone for a year and we hang out and exercise, get coffee, work together, etc. They all turn out to come from *tons* of money and I have no idea why this is the case. After a while, it makes you feel kinda small.
Awesome Username is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th January 2010, 7:09 AM   #2
Established Member
 
Pyro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Soup Plantation
Posts: 31,013
Journal Entries: 1
Like you said, there is more to life than money. I personally would be perfectly happy with making enough to get by and enough extra for a nice vacation every year.

Flashy care? Whats that?
__________________
"I could eat a can of alphabetti spaghetti and schytt a better post."-------Taramaiden
Pyro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th January 2010, 7:17 AM   #3
Established Member
 
Awesome Username's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: The City
Posts: 1,184
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pyro View Post
Like you said, there is more to life than money. I personally would be perfectly happy with making enough to get by and enough extra for a nice vacation every year.

Flashy care? Whats that?
Flashy Cars. No wonder I'm not rich - I can't even spell!

Yeah, I want enough $ so that if anything drastic happens or I want to get out of a certain situation, I'm completely covered.

and kids seems expensive too...sheesh!
Awesome Username is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th January 2010, 7:26 AM   #4
Established Member
 
Pyro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Soup Plantation
Posts: 31,013
Journal Entries: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Awesome Username View Post
Flashy Cars. No wonder I'm not rich - I can't even spell!

Yeah, I want enough $ so that if anything drastic happens or I want to get out of a certain situation, I'm completely covered.

and kids seems expensive too...sheesh!
you're in the video game line of work correct? Thats good money I'd imagine.
Pyro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th January 2010, 7:59 AM   #5
Established Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 14,280
Maybe, meet some new friends?
stillafool is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th January 2010, 3:33 AM   #6
Established Member
 
Blackfrost's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: by the sea
Posts: 693
Quote:
Originally Posted by Awesome Username View Post
I know this is petty, but I went out with some old coworker dudes of mine and I found out through conversation that they're all rich but me. We were drinking and they were talking about their millions, while I was sitting there thinking about how I do not have that kind of money. These people are making games, websites, and are fantastic developers while I've only ever animated so my ideas are always only that - ideas.

You know, I don't really care about anything materialistic like clothing or flashy care or any of that stuff, so it really shouldn't matter. I had an idea that they were a little loaded, but not to the extent that I found out they were and I can't help but feel jealous about it. This happens to me all the time - people I went to school with, dudes I work with, etc. I can know someone for a year and we hang out and exercise, get coffee, work together, etc. They all turn out to come from *tons* of money and I have no idea why this is the case. After a while, it makes you feel kinda small.
Your friends are rich because they got lucky and hit the market at the right time with the right game AND the right deal from the publisher. I know a few game developers who have tons of money, but that is a very small percentage of the people who make video games. Many things have to fall into place for this to happen, and alot more people just make a decent wage in the gaming industry, but never see big money. Very few ever do. It can happen anywhere the lighting strikes correctly - more often than not though, the gaming industry is like any other entertainment industry - and alot of people are out of work alot of the time. It's a gamble with any entertainment based consumer product.

Don't be jealous, find a way to levereage your skills to pick and be with the right company at the right time, and you can make some really good money as well.
Blackfrost is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th January 2010, 6:31 AM   #7
Established Member
 
Awesome Username's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: The City
Posts: 1,184
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blackfrost View Post
Your friends are rich because they got lucky and hit the market at the right time with the right game AND the right deal from the publisher. I know a few game developers who have tons of money, but that is a very small percentage of the people who make video games. Many things have to fall into place for this to happen, and alot more people just make a decent wage in the gaming industry, but never see big money. Very few ever do. It can happen anywhere the lighting strikes correctly - more often than not though, the gaming industry is like any other entertainment industry - and alot of people are out of work alot of the time. It's a gamble with any entertainment based consumer product.

Don't be jealous, find a way to levereage your skills to pick and be with the right company at the right time, and you can make some really good money as well.
Wow; what a great reply. Thanks for cheering me up.
Awesome Username is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th January 2010, 12:10 PM   #8
Established Member
 
betamanlet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Arlington, VA
Posts: 2,259
Quote:
Originally Posted by Awesome Username View Post
I know this is petty, but I went out with some old coworker dudes of mine and I found out through conversation that they're all rich but me. We were drinking and they were talking about their millions, while I was sitting there thinking about how I do not have that kind of money. These people are making games, websites, and are fantastic developers while I've only ever animated so my ideas are always only that - ideas.

You know, I don't really care about anything materialistic like clothing or flashy care or any of that stuff, so it really shouldn't matter. I had an idea that they were a little loaded, but not to the extent that I found out they were and I can't help but feel jealous about it. This happens to me all the time - people I went to school with, dudes I work with, etc. I can know someone for a year and we hang out and exercise, get coffee, work together, etc. They all turn out to come from *tons* of money and I have no idea why this is the case. After a while, it makes you feel kinda small.
They're obviously materialistic if they talk about money. i never talk about money with people, ever. You obviously are materialistic because you are comparing yourself to them and envy them. Let me tell you a little secret about life, people who are materialistic are NEVER happy because nothing is ever enough for them.
betamanlet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th January 2010, 12:22 PM   #9
Established Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 46,273
Journal Entries: 39
Yeah, I know some pretty 'comfortable' people, a few being close friends, and they never talk about money and things. They don't have to. Find different friends and acquaintances. Personally, when I encounter such people as described in the OP, my head can be seen bobbing like that dog on the dashboard until I can locate an appropriate exit. Life's too short
carhill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th January 2010, 12:37 PM   #10
Established Member
 
Angel1111's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 4,034
I'm surrounded by people with money - I don't know how that happens. I think it's mostly a compliment to you, though, because you find yourself in the company of highly successful people. Maybe you're not successful in the financial aspect, but you obviously have some character trait that makes them want to share your company. As most successful people will tell you, one of the best ways to become successful is to surround yourself with successful people. Don't envy what they have, learn from them.

As one writer said, 'Poverty is a disease of the mind'. There's nothing wrong with wanting or having money. It's a necessity in life.
Angel1111 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th January 2010, 7:01 PM   #11
Established Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Europe
Posts: 270
Quote:
Originally Posted by Awesome Username View Post
I know this is petty, but I went out with some old coworker dudes of mine and I found out through conversation that they're all rich but me. We were drinking and they were talking about their millions, while I was sitting there thinking about how I do not have that kind of money. These people are making games, websites, and are fantastic developers while I've only ever animated so my ideas are always only that - ideas.

You know, I don't really care about anything materialistic like clothing or flashy care or any of that stuff, so it really shouldn't matter. I had an idea that they were a little loaded, but not to the extent that I found out they were and I can't help but feel jealous about it. This happens to me all the time - people I went to school with, dudes I work with, etc. I can know someone for a year and we hang out and exercise, get coffee, work together, etc. They all turn out to come from *tons* of money and I have no idea why this is the case. After a while, it makes you feel kinda small.
How do you know their stories are even true ? or that the flashy car was not bought on a 10% annual interest loan ? I have a couple of friends who only wear designer clothes while I buy my jeans at the local market - yet I earn more than both of them.

This is the universal show-off, IMO one of the lower sides of human nature...Waste all your money to flash it out to friends and neighbors, if my neighbors want to see something expensive - they can pay for it themselves.

Live your life for YOU not for anyone else. After all - the only person who will have to face the consequences is you. Not even to mention that during such economical times - this show-off can also make you a target !

The only measure for true success in life is your own happiness - so don't let anyone get you down.


Last edited by Neutrino; 10th January 2010 at 7:04 PM..
Neutrino is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th January 2010, 7:04 PM   #12
Established Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 577
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blackfrost View Post
Don't be jealous, find a way to levereage your skills to pick and be with the right company at the right time, and you can make some really good money as well.
Sage advice
lord alfred douglas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th January 2010, 7:57 PM   #13
Established Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 747
Problem is that when we compare ourselves to others, (and believe me I am not above this) we always LOSE...because we either pick those we perceive as above us, so we feel like losers, or those below us, so we feel superior...
dazzle22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th January 2010, 10:13 PM   #14
Established Member
 
You'reasian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Home of Cthulu
Posts: 4,038
Quote:
Originally Posted by Neutrino View Post
How do you know their stories are even true ? or that the flashy car was not bought on a 10% annual interest loan ? I have a couple of friends who only wear designer clothes while I buy my jeans at the local market - yet I earn more than both of them.

This is the universal show-off, IMO one of the lower sides of human nature...Waste all your money to flash it out to friends and neighbors, if my neighbors want to see something expensive - they can pay for it themselves.

Live your life for YOU not for anyone else. After all - the only person who will have to face the consequences is you. Not even to mention that during such economical times - this show-off can also make you a target !

The only measure for true success in life is your own happiness - so don't let anyone get you down.

Excellent post.
__________________
Use clever signature here.
You'reasian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th January 2010, 2:00 AM   #15
Established Member
 
Pizzaman81's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 946
Quote:
Originally Posted by Awesome Username View Post
I know this is petty, but I went out with some old coworker dudes of mine and I found out through conversation that they're all rich but me. We were drinking and they were talking about their millions, while I was sitting there thinking about how I do not have that kind of money. These people are making games, websites, and are fantastic developers while I've only ever animated so my ideas are always only that - ideas.

You know, I don't really care about anything materialistic like clothing or flashy care or any of that stuff, so it really shouldn't matter. I had an idea that they were a little loaded, but not to the extent that I found out they were and I can't help but feel jealous about it. This happens to me all the time - people I went to school with, dudes I work with, etc. I can know someone for a year and we hang out and exercise, get coffee, work together, etc. They all turn out to come from *tons* of money and I have no idea why this is the case. After a while, it makes you feel kinda small.
Just do what you like, if you are making it by in life, then you're ok. ActionScript baby!
__________________
-Pizzaman

If you know everything, then you were misinformed.
Pizzaman81 is offline   Reply With Quote
 

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

 

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Try on the rich dude? Guest33 Cheating, Flirting, and Jealousy 3 12th February 2006 7:28 PM

 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:17 AM.

Please note: The suggestions and advice offered on this web site are opinions only and are not to be used in the place of professional psychological counseling or medical advice. If you or someone close to you is currently in crisis or in an emergency situation, contact your local law enforcement agency or emergency number.


Copyright © 1997-2013 LoveShack.org. All Rights Reserved.