28: What is your idea of luxury?
I grew up on a reservation. Our education was in the bottom 2% of the nation at one time. Our healthcare was almost non-existent. People treated us terribly and still do.
My idea of luxury is having the equal footing that others throw away. My idea of luxury is being able to have HALF of what most people have, because they don’t know what it means to be truly poor (in the economic sense).
“My mortgage payment with my two super-new cars is breaking my bank.”
Why did you feel you needed a five bedroom house when you only have a three-person family? Why did you feel the need to try to buy two brand new cars instead of finding a damn good used car? Why did you feel the need to buy shit you don’t really like with money you don’t have to try to impress shit people you don’t even like?
I have no pity for those people. Absolutely none.
Oh, boo-hoo, you have the iPhone 4? I bought my Samsung from Wal-mart during a sale for $79.99 plus tax. Your cell bill is insane? Guess what? I got Straight Talk for $50, which is unlimited everything. I know what my phone bill is every month. I can drop my phone and not worry about the screen cracking.
A majority of people think luxury is a fucking helicopter or some stupid shit like that, but it’s being able to go to college without people thinking you fucked someone or was let in just because of your skin color. Luxury is buying a home without being looked at in a skeptical manner.
And to add some kerosene on today’s fire: luxury is being able to walk around a park in a “predominantly white neighborhood” (which I didn’t know, because I never thought about things like that after living in the city for a certain amount of time) without having the cops called on you.
(That is a story for another time. Suffice it say it took a white couple running with their dog to save me from that potentially lethal situation.)
But, that’s just my thinking.
What a luxury to assume that a good education and going on to college is a “routine” life path.
Last updated November 30, 2020