Some Day, I Too!

Why Do We Like to Watch Rich People on TV and in the Movies?

It’s the very human behaviour of trying to think of ourselves as being in that position of wealth and fame. We look at rich people, they way they live and spend money, their cars, the way they dress, the way they travel and play and we want that as well. It’s simple and it’s the reason why people strive to do better.

Why do we buy lottery tickets? It’s the glimmer of hope that someday, with a lot of luck, I too may win the big bucks and then I will swim in it. I want a whole lotta money so I can buy a big, new house. Or a couple of large apartments. Give my family a break and buy them all the things that they want. When the pandemic is finally over, take them on a holiday. Give them luxuries that they deserve. Have a big party, the party to end all parties!

That’s why we love to see how the rich people live. Cause we also want to live that way or do it bigger & better.

Prompt from 401 Prompts for Argumentative Writing at The New York Times