A man named Tom Nicholson posted on his Facebook account the sports car that he had just bought and how a man approached and told him that the money used to buy this car could've fed thousands of less fortunate people. His response to this man made him famous on the internet.
His story as stated on Facebook below:
A guy looked at my Corvette the other day and said, "I wonder how many people could have been fed for the money that sports car cost?
I replied I'm not sure;
it fed a lot of families in Bowling Green, Kentucky who built it,
it fed the people who make the tires,
it fed the people who made the components that went into it,
it fed the people in the copper mine who mined the copper for the wires,
it fed people at Caterpillar who make the trucks that haul the copper ore.
It fed the trucking people who hauled it from the plant to the dealer
and fed the people working at the dealership and their families.
BUT,... I have to admit, I guess I really don’t know how many people it fed.
That is the difference between capitalism and the welfare mentality.
When you buy something, you put money in people’s pockets and give them dignity for their skills.
When you give someone something for nothing, you rob them of their dignity and self-worth.
Capitalism is freely giving your money in exchange for something of value . Socialism is having the government take your money against your will and give it to someone else for doing nothing.
Makes one think, doesn’t it.
Very well written
Maybe I can modify this to explain so-called "unnecessary items" I bought to my wife? She is always asking - but do you really need that?
Dankie vir die deel.
Mooi. Baie mooi.
Die ou wat gese en gekla het, was jaloers op die aankoper en het glad nie gedink nie. Dis tipies van om die grondbeginsels van die Skrif te ondermyn. Dis dinge wat ek in my jare al agtergekom het. As iemand iets aankoop wat jy wou gehad het, dan breek jy hom af in plaas van om dit vir hom te gun. As voorbeeld kan ek noem ... ek koop n baie mooi tweedehandse mercedes. (Jare terug. ) Goeie toestand ... hier kom n ander handelaar na my met die woorde.. Jy verdien nie eintlik n Mercedes nie.
Skok, verbasing het my laat swyg.
Sal dit onthou.
Ek het al twee keer dit ondervind.
Laaste een sommer so rukkie terug.
A very good and clean explanation, I now really feel better about buying new camping gagets and equipment from time to time.