We all want to be “F*** you rich.” We all want that opportunity to tell the boss off. We all want to demand the respect we deserve. We all want to say we know best, not he or she (I’ve had female bosses just as bad as any male boss).
We never do.
Our principles are fine in the abstract, but few of us have the guts to live a life ruled by principle. Principles are expensive. You can’t eat or pay the mortgage with principles.
Today Conan O’Brien lived the dream. No surprise he’s rich… but “F*** you rich!” Who knew?
Speaking of The Tonight Show he said:
That’s principle speaking. It doesn’t come cheap. It doesn’t make as much difference when you’re “F*** you rich.” It’s still impressive.
Fortune is fickle. It’s often bestowed on the undeserving. Not Conan. He’s the man.
I’ll bet it’s good to be “F*** you rich.”
Blogger’s note: What a wuss. I can’t even write the word, though I know you know exactly what I mean. It’s part of my upbringing in the Ozzie and Harriet 50s.