Quotable #36: Agree


“About the only thing people in every walk of life will agree about is that they are underpaid and overcharged.” — Bill Vaughan, Bell-McClure Syndicate, quoted in The Reader’s Digest, Vol. 101, 1972

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9 thoughts on “Quotable #36: Agree

    1. Growing up in a poor family, I really understand this concept. Money indeed is not everything… it’s just a tool for buying our basic needs and paying the bills. We put a lot of hrd-work patience and dedication just to earn a little amount of money to ensure that we would have something to eat next day… Money may not be everything but I’m sure that love and happiness wouln’t be able to pay the bills.

      Of course, there are more important things like family, happiness, health and knowledge.

      If my grandfather was sick, we’d not have him work, no matter how much we needed the money. Health is more important after all.

      I was able to buy some books using the little savings I had, but I would never be able to buy knowledge.
      Despite all the hardships, we were a happy family, and that means something. There are many rich families out there but they’re not happy.

      Money is not everything but it is something. It definitely helps to have some money but it won’t ensure happiness. My grandparents have taught me this when I was still young.

      I think that the context of this phrase is important. I’ve heard well off people who haven’t experienced poverty constantly saying this (of course, they have credit cards if they don’t have money). You have to experience hunger, financial uncertainty and days without a single cent (and still feeling happy and hopeful) to truly understand this.

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