Debunking the CREAM Theory: 5.18
As I drearily regard the economic odds steadily stacking up against me and my 20something compatriots, I'm reminded that I'm still one of the lowest-paid people on the entire corporate ladder. Couple that with a rising desire to decamp to a rival media monster, and you've got a breeding ground for thoughts about money-- specifically, how much I should be ruled by it.
For those of you not familiar with the C.R.E.A.M. theory, allow me to illuminate some Wu-Tang for your ignorant a$$.
CREAM=Cash Rules Everything Around Me.
Simple enough, right? Yeah, it's actually TOO simple. Which is what inspired today's inspirational message.
One of the reasons I write is because I truly feel people aren't ruled by cash. At least, not all the time. If they were, I would be so bored with people that I would start designing robots. But they're not ruled by cash and they're not always boring.
They're ruled by love and lust, prejudice and empathy, compassion and/or an insatiable desire for power-- at least part of the time they are. Most people, anyway.
Now, I'm not saying people don't want money, or even that some people are so special that they aren't motivated by it ever. Okay, maybe Gandhi and a couple of the saints.
But you know why I really like people? Because try as I might, I find it quite difficult to make blanket statements that truly cover every member of the human race.
TECHNORATI: Capitalism, CREAM, Wu-Tang Clan, Human Nature, Writing