When we think of money, it’s usually in terms of what things we can buy with it.
But your level of wealth doesn’t only determine what you own.
It can determine entirely what your life looks like and I wanted to give a bit of an overview
of what that could look like at some different intervals.
现在在金字塔的最低端 当然 有酗酒
Now at the bottom of the pyramid, of course we have the alcoholic, amphetamine abusing lowlife
amphetamine abusing lowlife who mooch off public services
because they can’t pay their debts or find a job.
Fuckin grad students.
Next we have the working and middle class which makes up about 90% of the population.
尽管与社会精英相比 他们的贡献非常有限 但这些中产阶级者善于团结一致
Even though it might seem like they can’t accomplish much compared to the elites of society, members of the middle class can work together
to become much more powerful.
As an example with one roommate they can afford rent but with two they can afford furniture.
The middle class earns up to 300,000 a year
but the median individual income is a lot more modest at 38,000.
这很容易误导人 因为如果你已经50岁 有一个妻子 还有两个孩子 年收入3.8万的生活是很艰难的
This can be pretty misleading though because if you’re 50 with a wife and two kids 38k a year is pretty rough
but if you’re 21 and single you’re buying resale Yeezys thinking
man I wonder how much sex I’d have I didn’t live with my parents so in conjunction
I think there are a couple lifestyle indicators to check to see if you’re in the middle class such as
your grandparents had five kids your parents have three kids
and you’re gonna put a stop to it once and for all and you don’t have an emergency fund
because you figure that if you’re on vacation your appendix gives out
Why would you spend 20k on surgery when you could just die?
So moving beyond the middle class we get to the start of your truly wealthy people these are the notorious 1%
Who typically have an individual income of three hundred thousand or higher or a net worth of over 8 million.
Usually this means you have more than one home, active investments,
能去任何你想去的地方 基本上每件东西都是最好的 没有私人飞机
travel whenever you want and basically have the best of everything short of private jets
and a ballot front to seasonpass
But in the same way someone in the arts might wave their fist at an accomplished engineer
There’s a huge difference between people within the 1%
as an example if you’re worth 75 million
you have the ability to see almost anyone in the world just by asking
But if you’re worth 75 billion
you have the ability to see almost anyone in the world without asking
Once you’re worth over a hundred million dollars
people use your first and last name when they talk about you
And if you’re not famous you at least have a Wikipedia page that you didn’t make yourself
you likely make up to ten million a year which to compare with a more normal income
is like going to Costco and paying a $1.50 for a hot dog
but getting a hundred hot dogs
I don’t know why I left that in, um
at this point your wealth is almost magnetic to more wealth and
ironically things start costing less
I could pay $5,000 for a Gucci suit and people might think I’m cool
If I were actually cool Gucci would have paid me to wear it.
这听起来很棒 你会开始怀疑 人们喜欢的是你本身
Well it sounds pretty great You might start to wonder if people like you for you
or only like you because you’re rich and famous
Fortunately though you are rich and famous
so finally, at the very top of the pyramid we have the people worth over a billion dollars
Guys like Elon, Jeff, Branson, and Bill these people have so much money
They can literally change the world Save the kids.
Create your own space program.
Dinner with the president.
You are the president.
You don’t fly business.
You buy the business.
当你从亚马逊得到物资 说的是亚马逊热带雨林 然后当你说“嘿 宝贝”
When you get pet supplies from Amazon You mean the rainforest and when you say, “Hey, babe.”
“How about I drive this time?”
you’re talking to the car
if you look at the absolute top Jeff Bezos recently overtook Bill Gates and to be as rich as the two of them
you would have to earn about $5,000 every minute you were alive they even said themselves.
“I don’t think I could even spend the money if I tried” Fucking amateurs.
now with the pyramid capped off if we step back
it does seem like the implication here Is that your life gets better the more money you have
which brings about the age-old question of
does money buy you happiness?
根据我所看到的 我认为最好的答案是 金钱买不到快乐
and for what I’ve looked at I think the best explanation is that money won’t buy you happiness
they can make problems go away that make you unhappy
Like when you go to take money out of your bank account
and get charged a fee because there’s no money in your bank account
When you buy tickets online you have to pay extra for doing all the work yourself
说到这里 我想结束它 但我告诉了我的朋友 她说
With that said I wanted to end it at that point But I showed my friend, and she said
“is that it?”
“…just first world countries?”
“What about the rest of the world?”
就像他们说的 既不能做运动鞋也不能穿 好消息是我的人口统计资料显示
and you know like they say you can’t make your sneakers and wear them too. The good news is that my demographics show
that there aren’t many people in third world countries watching my videos. They don’t have internet,
so, um, we’ll worry about that another time.
Um, there’s a quick side note,
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你知道 马上会有纯音频 所以快去检查一下
You know, audio-only content coming up in the future so go check that out.
That’d be great.