If I Had Money
I think of all these wealthy people who complain about things in the world, like Sheryl Sandberg, and how petty her complaints are. “Ban bossy”, “stop making jokes about fat people on TV”, “the wage gap!!” and all the petty whims expressed by these millionaires.
If I had Sheryl Sandberg’s money I wouldn’t waste it stroking my own ego.
I’d open a shelter for battered men and their children
I’d fund a secular soup kitchen
I’d start a scholarship fund and give one or two kids a year from poorer households a full ride to the college of their choice if they can keep up a 3.5 GPA
I’d start a no kill animal shelter
I’d start a farm animal sanctuary
I’d buy people homes, so long as they could afford the taxes
I’d start a halfway house for mentally ill ex-convicts with therapists, and fund their medical costs
I’d employ ex-convicts at my animal sanctuary and shelter
I’d foster some kids, and use the monthly checks the government gives foster parents for the kids’ college funds
I’d donate to charities that research cures for all kinds of cancer, AIDS, Alzheimer’s, charities advocating to stop vivisection, charities that provide books, computers, uniforms, paper, pencils, etc. to kids in poverty stricken nations like those in sub-Saharan Africa, Haiti, South America, Afghanistan, India, and South East Asia
I’d start my own film company (because I’m a screenwriter and filmmaker) where I help young and aspiring filmmakers create their films and get them into festivals and such, while leaving their creative freedom intact
I’d do a hell of a lot more than whine about how oppressed I am when I am one of the wealthiest and most privileged people in the world.