Monday, August 13, 2007

Roaring Mad

Third Street South, downtown Naples

It's a jungle out there!

I found this New York Times article* recently (warning: read at your own risk - it might raise your blood pressure!) about the many millionaires in Silicon Valley, who feel poor and therefore continue to work 80-100 hours a week, sacrificing their family life! Never mind that their net worth is 10 million dollars or so - compared to other dot.com entrepreneurs, they feel inadequate.

For once, I'm speechless. And sad.

* if you do not have an account at NYT, please feel free to use mine (id=prettyizzy, password=naples)

17 comments:

Steve Buser said...

"A few million doesn’t go as far as it used to" -- how true.

Hey, Isabella. I think I read that the New York Times was no longer doing the password protected thing. Opening it up. I just clicked on your link and it took me right there. Only took them a handful of years to figure out what the web was all about.

--steve buser
New Orleans Daily Photo

Radman said...

read the same article interesting how perception is reality and reality is perception etc. thanks for the nyt tip, i do like reading freidman's columns.
i think steve is correct; i did read that nyt is becoming totally free. but your thoughts are appreciated izzy ;-)

/Badri

Lavenderlady said...

The house is paid for...2 million in the bank...perhaps he needs to sell and relocate...find a chance to reconnect with his family.

Nikon said...

Yeah, I read that a million isn't what it used to be.
The glorious NYT may have done away with registering to read an article but more & more articles are "Select" - you can read a few lines & then you have to pay to read the rest.
Nice photo by the way :)
Is it me or is it getting even sunnier down there?

Olivier said...

Le monde est fou, et cela devient de plus en plus grave. Tu as raison, une vraie jungle........Comme le dit si bien Higelin "l'homme est un loup pour l'homme"


The world is insane, and that becomes increasingly serious. You are right, a true jungle ........ Like known as so well Higelin “the man is a wolf for the man”

Fabrizio - ikol22 said...

I'm happy they work so hard, it means I can work a bit less since... Now :-)

freefalling said...

Which hole in their heart makes them feel so insecure and worthless and unsafe?
Either that or they are just plain nuts!

oldmanlincoln said...

Nikon pointed out some of the problems with newspapers these days.

I must say, if you haven't noticed, that the "News" on television is all select too. THat is to say, there is no news anchor on the weekends worth watching. Most News stations have other stories but not real news on weekends. News is managed by boards of people who determine what is or isn't shown or printed.

And the Whine House has its own news maker in Tony Snow who trots out the news for newspaper and television consumption every day at Noon. He tells the reporters what the story is -- like it or lump it as my mother used to say.

In spite of all this, I still like your photograph.

I also like the point you raised. I read that story myself.

And I find it is the same with the poor people who work their butts off trying to make ends meet but never have enough free time for their families. Is that the cost of living in our society today?

And the criminal, in prison, gets free room and board, dental care, health care and free burial. So do most people on welfare. WHo is rich?

Maybe this will lighten the load...

I am also working on Features about why people comment on some posts and not others. You might find that interesting when it is done.

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville Daily Photo

Linda said...

It is sad to put your worth in life on how many millions you make. I guess they are afraid of retirement. I am too but I don't see me making even close to a million any time soon so I try to enjoy the day I have.

Ming_the_Merciless said...

I read that article last week and thought some people just don't know when to get out when the going is good.

But then again, it is so easy to get wrapped up in the rat race (keeping up with the Jones) that we forget what is most important in life -- time to smell the roses.

Moi said...

i too had read it a few days back and i think with money, the more u get, the more u want is how most of the world is!!!

Frank said...

I read that story too! One woman said her stock were worth $200 Million during the Dot-com Phase. How much did she have to ahve in order to cash it in?
Me, I would have settled for $100 Million :-)

NorthBayPhoto said...

Great photo.

Like you, I'm amazed that some people never think they have enough money.

GMG said...

Thanks for the password, otherwise I wouldn't be able to read it. I logged out, anyhow!
Well... nothing, I'm speechless...
Have a great time!

Kate said...

My heart bleeds!!

lv2scpbk said...

Nice photo.

JAM said...

I feel poor at only half of their work week. I'm doin' pretty good I guess. Though I don't have a 10Mil bank account.

I love the animals. I'd love to have that giraffe.