Originally Posted by Brent Swain
People who have spent their lives catering to the relevance of money , feel their entire belief system threatened, when anyone demonstrates the ability to make money and the power it supposedly gives it's diciples , less relevant , proving the consumer religion on which money grubbers base their lives, a bit of a folly, especially when such lower income people end up with a happier and freer life than they do..
I have often been vehemently attacked, for enabling low income people to have better boats than the rich have, without their having to grovel to wealth.
While I agree commercialism can get a little out of hand esp during the holidays. The fact is the world runs on money. You have to have it to do anything. If you don't use your own cash than you have to be consuming someone else's.
Sure you can barter for a lot of things, but most of those things you get in trade were bought by someone with cash before they traded it to you.
Again I do agree that many get caught in the keep up with the neighbors type lifestyle. If they get a new car I need one too. my house or boat has be to better than theirs. All that does look and sound stupid. But in the end those people are what drives to prices for new products down to where the rest of us can afford them.
Those products include many marine products that us low budget people can now afford.