3 left in Costco Croydon today for those in the south.
Since somebody brought up smoking, a 20 a day smoker will spend more than this in a year on fags alone. How many people do you know that are 20 a day smokers? If they all put that money in a jar once a day instead of smoking it, they'd have this in under a year. Nevermind the savings from not boozing 2-3 days a week as well. This is a huge amount to spend on a TV, yes, more than I'll probably ever spend on one myself because a TV just isn't worth that much to me, but if somebody wanted to, assuming they can afford 20 cigs a day, they could save for this. People in this day and age waste a tremendous amount of money just consuming extravagantly on a daily basis. And yet that extravagant spending is somehow disparate from single purchase saved-up extravagant spending. The cognitive dissonance is real. (Although I think the guys comment was more about, anybody can be rich if they work hard which, hey, I agree with as well)
Ok so I agree with you to an extent in that some people are gifted and perhaps therefore better equipped to be successful in certain professions - some which pay handsomely (like the idiots kicking a ball around for 90 minutes I just witnessed.) However, if you can become a millionaire by being able to make a condiment like reggae reggae sauce, surely there’s hope for us normal folk?
I didn’t say anything about intelligence mate... someone stupid born into wealth stands a far better chance than someone intelligent born into poverty.
So want require sole intelligence to become well off, hard work is far greater importance