April 3, 2021

Mars Or Bust And Lifestyle Creep

Beware of lifestyle creep, when the more one makes (or can borrow), the more one wants.

In the beginning, the walker is satisfied with walking until they see the person on a bicycle, and think they want that.

The cyclist is satisfied with biking until they see the person in a car.

The car driver is satisfied with driving until they see the person in the limo.

The limo occupant is satisfied with being chauffeured around until they see the person in the private jet.

The private jet occupant is satisfied with being flown around until they see the person in the space rocket.

5-4-3-2-1- Blast Off! Mars Or Bust.

Meanwhile, back on Earth.

Walker 1, looking up: "Why do the billionaires want to go to space?"

Walker 2: "Because Earth is too small to contain their egos?"

Walker 1: "Ha, ha. Also because guillotines need gravity to work."

Walker 2: "That's funny, but lifestyle creep is not."


  1. And then there are those of us trying to decide between new trainers or a tube of superglue to patch up the old ones . . .

    1. The billionaires don't know what they are missing. They are the poorest among us.

    2. Few things are more exhilarating than an epiphanic solution based on the contents of the junk drawer and a vivid imagination.


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