Yesterday I ran in to Taco Bell for a quick lunch. The dude who took my order commented on the rather large roll of cash I happened to have in my pocket. I asked him if he needed a loan and he said “Yes.” So I asked him if I loaned him $1000 what he would do. He immediately replied that he’d quit that job and just wait until the money ran out.
I explained that then he would have no job and a debt to me of $1000. But he seemed to just bask in the thought of having a few days of not coming to work and still having money to spend.
Is it any wonder we have adults with the same mentality?
“Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” — Benjamin Franklin
Okay, now I’m wondering – is this really the mentality of most people? To just exhaust any available resources and go deeper into financial bondage?
What would you do? What if I gave you $1000 today?