The difference

Aerial photo: Santa Barbara, California

Aerial photo: Santa Barbara, California (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Inspired by a return to Santa Barbara today, where the wealthy retired visit their parents.
The difference between the wealthy (1%) and the rest of us (99%) is the wealthy live longer because they can afford the best in health care, and the wealthy are surrounded by beauty because they can afford to live in beautiful areas and surround themselves with beautiful art and objects.

6 thoughts on “The difference

    • We sold in Goleta in 2003 at $460.00 per square foot and bought in St. George, Utah at $60.00 per square foot. Moved from 1500 square feet to 3700 square feet and we love it except 110 degrees in July and August. Dry heat though.

      • The house I grew up in on upper Turnpike which had a fabulous view of the Goleta Valley was sold by my parents in 1974 for just under $100k. In 2000 it was on the market for $1M! Sorry I missed out on all that real estate appreciation, but I am so looking forward to moving out of CA. St. George is beautiful, congratulations!

    • I grew up at Venice Beach and we moved up and down the coast. We retired in the CA desert where temps sit at 120 deg in summer for a couple of months, sometimes reaching 130. I miss the coastline.

      • I miss it too. The sound of the surf is the most relaxing sound in the world. My wife is a beach person and I love the mountains in the summer. We planned to travel in the heat of summer, but a car accident and a broken leg put those plans on the back burner.

      • Aah, life does tend to sometimes get in the way of some of the most therapeutic and enjoyable things. We will just have to make a point of getting to water as often as we can. 🙂

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