The One Percent (movie)

Money will not purchase happiness for the man who has no concept of what he wants; money will not give him a code of values, if he’s evaded the knowledge of what to value, and it will not provide him with a purpose, if he’s evaded the choice of what to seek. Money will not buy intelligence for the fool, or admiration for the coward, or respect for the incompetent. The man who attempts to purchase the brains of his superiors to serve him, with his money replacing his judgment, ends up by becoming the victim of his inferiors. The men of intelligence desert him, but the cheats and the frauds come flocking to him, drawn by a law which he has not discovered: that no man may be smaller than his money. Is this the reason why you call it evil?” – Francisco d’Anconia (Atlas Shrugged)

I watched Jamie Johnson’s film on wealth yesterday.  I kept thinking about how young he is and, for a New York University graduate, how little he knows.  I have to be fair.  Most young men do not know what they want early in life.

What would you do if you had all the advantages of a heir to Johnson & Johnson? Hopefully, you didn’t whine and loathe your situation in front of a camera (i.e.  If you don’t like a poor neighborhood, don’t loathe it.  Use your resources to change it.).

In my opinion, Jamie doesn’t know what he wants to do in life so he wants to make his family look bad.  He doesn’t know how he fits in.  Due to this lack of vision, he can’t see how he can take his passion, if he finds one, and make the difference he wants to make.

Grow a pair, Jaime.  The world may be a better place if you use your resources and stop complaining.



About Christopher Hessenflow

Christopher Hessenflow is a financial planner in the Chicago area. He works with all sorts of people who are much more interesting than he is. He enjoys his career which lends him time to think and, sometimes, be creative. Chip was born bald.
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