With images such as this:
I struggle with concepts of decadence. I am sure Paris Hilton earns every dollar she makes but does she really need a $400,000 diamond-encrusted dashboard for her pink Bentley? Does anyone? Yes, those that make money have every right to spend it any way they wish. But with events such as the Haiti earthquake and Japan tsunami, it is difficult to see frivolous spending such as this.
This is a subjective statement, of course. I am sure Paris Hilton donates plenty of money to various charitable causes. But I can think of better ways to spend the money that celebrities do spend.
Like, this is kind of cool:
I personally would not spend $40K on someone else’s hair (or even my own), but if you are going to spend that much cash, at least it is going somewhere worthwhile.
Now this is the ultimate in coolness:
Forty American billionaires have pledged at least half of their wealth to charitable causes – a combined value of at least $125 billion.
Guess whose idea was this? Yeah, this dude.
But I digress. (I needed to prove how cool geek really is.)
The point here is that you can make a choice where you want to direct your philanthropy. Which is why I love this gig:
According to the company website,
Resource Generation organizes young people with financial wealth to leverage resources and privilege for social change.
Not a bad way to spend your money, eh?
I like that the word generation is included in the company name. I think it might be a way of letting you all know, you are all responsible for this:
It’s your generation. What do you have to say about it?