Because I never got the memo. Yes your car can go 260 mph, but the fastest you will ever go is 100. my car can do a 100, bro.

Yes you have a huge fucking house. But theres no place id rather come home to than my comfy apt. This is my sanctuary, and I dont need 8 bathrooms and 10 bedrooms.

Yes you wear crazy expensive clothes, but my clothes can put up with anything too. And you know what? I have great memories in a lot of my clothes.

Yes you have a $5,000 watch, but guess what? Mine tells time too! And it was a great present from a great person that makes me smile whenever I look at it.

I dont hate you, I respect you. Why cant I get the same back?

This doesn't refer to everyone out there, but you know exactly the type of people im talking about.

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Comments

 
Fri, 03/18/2011 - 1:21am

as soon as this hits 40 votes, it'll be 350 in no time. glad i got here early!

 
 
Fri, 03/18/2011 - 10:19pm
Gogojr1 Says:

bro, most cars are limited to 100 mph because they sure as hell don't want people evading the cops at 200+ miles an hour..think about it. I don't know how i remembered this but yeah, i was watching Top Gear (BBC) and they mentioned that in one of their episodes but i was faded so i can't remember exactly why the ydo it..anyway, stay lit.

 
 
Sat, 03/03/2012 - 5:04am

Top Gear is the greatest show on Earth. But yeah, there is no car that is limited to 100 mph. And the guy above me is right (Although name calling was not needed), if I had a Veyron SS, you bet your dick I wouldn't just go 100. I would literally get everywhere I needed to go yesterday.

 
 
Fri, 03/18/2011 - 1:24am
confuzled Says:

^ lol truth.

Mad props bro. Shit happens all the time anyway, its just how society is. :/

 
 
Fri, 03/18/2011 - 1:29am
yoinkie Says:

ya why though? When did we as a society decide that a person should be judged by the value of their bank account, not the value of their character?

 
 
Fri, 03/18/2011 - 3:58am
Somebudddy Says:

i think it happened when money came into the picture. and it got even worse as capitalism and the consumer lifestyle evolved

 
 
Fri, 03/18/2011 - 4:20pm
Fraggle Says:

I think it happened when people started realizing they almost all have poor character value... Had to change the game up.

 
 
Fri, 03/18/2011 - 7:05pm
Birdman Says:

It's always been in our nature. We used to be primitive tribes that resorted to our only hunting skills for food and clothing. The years passed and eventually this competitive nature spawned itself into other forms (as knowledge and technology have become more involved with our lives).

You also have to acknowledge that this isn't only in materialistic form. What about people who are douches to other people because they don't know something? Or the people who are douches to other people who aren't as strong as them? Competition isn't fully a bad thing because it's gotten us farther in technology, education, medicine, quality of life, etc.

It's all in moderation and respecting other people's roles in society. It's kinda like how a high school works: You have the nerds, the goths, the skaters, the jocks, the stoners and every other subculture I didn't name. They choose their own roles, right or wrong, and choose their own way of life. Nobody's lifestyle is perfect but they all have some sort of new insight to how to live life. The nerds show us knowledge/studying is important, the goths show us the beauty behind the dark and classical, the skaters show us to live life to the fullest, the jocks show us health is important and the stoners show us to appreciate what's important in life. I try to encompass all of that in making me a better person.

Materialistic people aren't the best (I may be a little materialistic myself) but we have to look past that and see them as individuals who might actually have something to offer. Granted a 250 mph car seems pretty pointless but they may have a back-story behind it like they bought it because it was their dream car as a kid or they bought it as a clunker and rebuilt it with their dad. Plus judging them by what materials they have isn't any better than them judging us on what we don't have.

p.s. Idk if that made sense. I agree in you saying that some people have become too materialistic. We just gotta not judge and just say "fuck it".

 
 
Sat, 04/02/2011 - 6:08pm
HBaked22 Says:

Fuck yea man. If people enjoy nice things, let them enjoy it. Approach them like you would anyone else, and hopefully they will do the same. I have plenty of friends who are wealthy and are some of the coolest people ever

 
 
Sun, 04/03/2011 - 11:45pm
getthedom Says:

Wealth is associated with health, thats where the term comes from. If you have money, than you are healthy. Importantly, you have security, which leads you to less worry, and the less you worry, the less stress you have.

Wealthy are healthy

Also, I really liked what you wrote, Birdman, about encompassing the different atributes about the different
cultures. I live my life in that fashion sometimes.

 
 
Fri, 03/18/2011 - 8:39pm
jmandy772 Says:
 
 
Tue, 05/24/2011 - 1:28pm

when the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.

society is fucked up!

 
 
Fri, 03/18/2011 - 1:28am
iheartfun Says:
 
 
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Fri, 03/18/2011 - 1:30am
yoinkie Says:
 
 
Fri, 03/18/2011 - 1:52am
AntiAnon Says:

Epic oomments lol - well said Yoinkie

smoke on, fam

 
 
Fri, 03/18/2011 - 8:01am

Shit man I accidently down voted :( I'm sorry man just add on 20 more votes from me so its really 44 lol

 
 
Fri, 03/18/2011 - 11:12am
cisco_kid Says:

Heard that!

I'm perfectly content with the way things are for me. And (in the far future, lol) once I get my degree, I still won't be making that much money. College professors only make so much.

I'll make enough to be comfortable, and that's all that I want. (:

 
 
Fri, 03/18/2011 - 5:59pm
JIG1207 Says:
 
 
Fri, 03/18/2011 - 7:59pm
cisco_kid Says:
 
 
Fri, 03/18/2011 - 11:16am
cisco_kid Says:

Oh - and my made up, measurable member would be massive. Fyi.

 
 
Fri, 03/18/2011 - 11:36am
TannerR Says:

All I want to do is become a National Park Ranger, but my parents think I'm wasting my time because "I have so much potential." I could go for a high paying job if I wanted, but chances are I would hate it and the money isn't going to compensate for a job I dislike. Money does not equal happiness.

 
 
Fri, 03/18/2011 - 12:29pm
yoinkie Says:

Truth. The way I feel about working...If you get depressed in the morning when getting ready for work, you shouldnt be working there. A Career should be something that should make you happy each and everyday.

 
 
Fri, 03/18/2011 - 3:32pm
highthere Says:

"In these bodies we will live, in these bodies we will die, where you invest your love, you invest your life" -Mumford & Sons

You only have one shot at this crazy game, do what you love to do and you won't regret a moment.

 
 
Fri, 03/18/2011 - 6:01pm
JIG1207 Says:

I agree with like almost all of these comments haha. I wrote this highdea like forever ago. I think it fits very nicely here.

http://highdeas.com/lifestyle/The_Way_It_Is/who_voted

 
 
Mon, 03/21/2011 - 8:43pm
bowlski Says:

i agree that you should do something you look forward to doing. but this doesn't mean that you shouldnt try your hardest. you dont want to look back and think, "well maybe if I had tried a liiiittle bit harder.."

 
 
Fri, 03/18/2011 - 2:15pm

it shouldnt be that way but it is. but your telling me if you had the chance to get a nicer car that you wouldnt? or get a nicer apartment or w/e that you wouldnt get it? and the problem with society today is that people think their better because they have money. i grew up having money but none of my friends do. i went to public school as well but i never thought that i was better because i had more. i dont understand the thought process behind that. you respect the man, not what he has. damn now i feel like ive just been babbling on lol

 
 
Fri, 03/18/2011 - 2:52pm
yoinkie Says:

no no dude, you missed the point a little bit. Im not saying its wrong to get those things, but whats wrong is hating someone if they dont have it, or judging someone poorly because they dont have it.

Nothing wrong with driving a Lambo, just dont point and laugh at the guy in the lane next to you whose rolling in a Honda.

 
 
Fri, 03/18/2011 - 9:12pm

i just read what i wrote and see how it came off that way. i was agreeing with you lol. but it also happens the other way around too. people think im spoiled or stuck up or a pussy just cause i have money. but anyways, i agree, everyone should be judged by who they are, not what they have. rich or poor

 
 
Fri, 03/18/2011 - 9:14pm

also heres another thought. any possible way that its not rich people 'looking down' on you or w/e. maybe its you feeling insecure about your car or something so you think your being judged by what you have.

 
 
Fri, 03/18/2011 - 7:56pm
JIG1207 Says:

I don't care that people have lambos or giant mansions... but personally I don't want any of that. I want a nice comfortable car. Even if I was as rich as Bill Gates I still wouldn't want a lambo or ferrari. With the house thing, I'd like to live in a comfortable sized house. I don't want a giant mansion. It's too much space, I'd be lonely. Personally, I think that it's the experiences you have in life that are important, not your possessions. I feel like in your old age, when your looking back at your life, you'll think about all the great times you've had. That time you went to Jamaica and smoked with a Rastafarian. That time you went to a soup kitchen and had some great conversations with homeless people. That time you went to an awesome concert. The list goes on. I don't think you'll be lying in your death bed thinking, Man... I'm so fucking proud of that 60 inch tv I've got. And that Lamborghini, fuck my life wouldn't be complete without it.

 
 
Fri, 03/18/2011 - 2:17pm

and society has been like that since the beginning of time. since like the roman times or w/e lol. its ridiculous.

 
 
Fri, 03/18/2011 - 3:04pm
bvape Says:
 
 
Fri, 03/18/2011 - 3:09pm

Yoinkie, every one of your Highdeas I either agree with or relate to. Keep this shit coming man, my minds turning into a whore cause it's being fucked so much.

Be easy everyone.

 
 
Fri, 03/18/2011 - 4:03pm

Yoinkie this makes me want to smoke infinite bowls with you.

 
 
Fri, 03/18/2011 - 4:47pm
yoinkie Says:
 
 
Fri, 03/18/2011 - 7:15pm

I think you're a lil far from CO but come here sometime and try our ddankkk :)

 
 
Fri, 03/18/2011 - 4:08pm

funny cuz i have a lot of memories without my clothes

 
 
Fri, 03/18/2011 - 4:46pm
yoinkie Says:
 
 
Fri, 03/18/2011 - 5:13pm

You sounded like a prophet back there. Holy shit!

 
 
Fri, 03/18/2011 - 5:15pm
tits Says:

i say we go back to clam shells, and cocoa beans for money

 
 
Fri, 03/18/2011 - 5:39pm

People want nicer things because they are better. What would you rather smoke, Dro or Mersh? Would you rather eat, Roman noodles or a stack dinner? where would you rather live inner city or on the beach? Not saying smoking mersh and eating noddles in the inner city is a horrible thing, but eating a stake dinner at your beach house while smoking dro most def shits on the first senario.

 
 
Fri, 03/18/2011 - 5:43pm
yoinkie Says:

read comments first man. This isnt about getting nicer things because they are better. this is about getting nicer things, than still respecting everyone else. Succeeding in life is the ultimate goal, but just because you are succeeding doesnt mean you should bash other who dont have as nice things as you.

 
 
Fri, 03/18/2011 - 6:04pm

The simple fact that you have something nicer than someone else makes "have not" feel bad. No matter how nice the "Haves" are. But there is most def something to to say about modesty.

 
 
Fri, 03/18/2011 - 10:17pm
JIG1207 Says:

My response to this conversation is contained in this highdea:

http://highdeas.com/philosophy/What_is_Success

 
 
Fri, 03/18/2011 - 11:38pm

Happiness > money

Some people are "addicted" to weed because how it makes them feel, some people are "addicted" to money, power and success for the same reason. Can't say either is wrong. Everyone Has their reasons for being the person that they are. Not my place to judge.

 
 
Fri, 03/18/2011 - 8:06pm
eykntspel Says:

you are not your job. you are not how much money you have in the bank. you are not the car you drive, you are not the contents of your wallet...your not your fuckin kackies. we are the all singing all dancing crap of the world.

 
 
Tue, 03/22/2011 - 7:28pm
bowlski Says:
 
 
Fri, 03/18/2011 - 11:43pm

crazy

http://highdeas.com/philosophy/Some_One_Is

 
 
Sat, 03/19/2011 - 4:20am

Our society is built on consumerism. We brought ourselves out of the great depression through consumerism and now we don't know how to get out of it.
On average we all see about 3000 forms of advertisement throughout the day. Every single one of them is telling us that what we already have is obsolete and outdated. Soon we base our value as a member of this society on what we OWN. 3000 times a day we are told that our clothes are wrong, our car is wrong, we are WRONG. And the only way to fix it is to go out and buy.
On average the number of items we buy in 1 week is equivalent to the number of items on average someone buys in countries such as India in one year.
Last illustration.....My sisters boyfriend works at a high end hotel that charges 35$ for one bottle of water, and these people end of usually buying at least two. To have any single meal, you are going to drop a minimum of 100$ These people spend money because it feels good for them. Not because they need what theyre buying...these people throw away the fatest scraps you'll ever see.

This comment is way too long...bye