Through a deep dive of sorts, I noticed that some of the greatest earners seemed to be stuck doing them. I knew ten cent millionaires that blew their money, then got stuck destroying themselves in the chemical world. Most people know of someone else that hit it big in entertainment, just to find themselves spitting out work to pay a tax bill. But one of the biggest examples was the athlete, or specifically boxers.
There was always a promoter that could push someone into taking a last fight, mostly due to the boxer’s mix of “love” of riches and an inability to manage spending. I saw plenty stories of a boxer that couldn’t quit.
I saw one specifically that tied in with today’s date; 1/12/1951. Ezzard Charles, the Cincinnati Cobra, picked up a TKO for the heavyweight boxing title.
I knew that he boxed because I had seen his name in a sports history program. But I never knew that he fell into the stereotype of those that hit it big, then struggle to escape an unhealthy cycle.
It made me think and propose an idea:
Why don’t we have a movement in the “big earner game” that helps people not be a statistic?
I never blew the money that I saved when I was in the ten cent millionaire world. I paid my bills. But there was never a prevalent set of beliefs amongst my coworkers to not blow your money.
I wish that there was a cultural movement to tell other men to realize that tomorrow will come and the money should last longer. The glitter does not.
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