Thursday, January 08, 2009

Ridiculous Things

German mogul kills self over financial meltdown

After what I have been through in life, I can certainly understand feeling overwhelmed and depressed. Depaired even. But to commit suicide because you went from being a billionaire...? What? You would only be middle class now? Or just have to manage your money a lot more tightly? 

Wow - talk about one man's problems being another's dream...

He used his wealth, estimated by Forbes last year to be $9.2 billion, to take stakes in HeidelbergCement and Ratiopharm. HeidelbergCement shares were down 5.8 percent at euro31.39 ($43.18) in Frankfurt trading after news broke of Merckle's death.

I'm pretty sure that a person who really loved their loved ones would have found a way to count their blessings instead of staring at their debts. I mean, if you MADE that kind of money LAST YEAR, you probably still own enough of something to live on for the rest of your life, right? Maybe not in the splendor of a billionaire, but you'd be eating and sheltered and clothed...

Ah, so...I just don't get it. 

Peace                                                                                                                                              --Free