The other night I had thee strangest dream… ever. I’m serious. It was prettttty random. Here’s a quick little rundown: I was at BlogHer. So yes, many of you bloggers were also there. In my dream. Hee. We were all in registration which included: a line to cut your hair like Zooey Deschanel’s, a machine to toss your dirty socks in and coins pop out in return, and of course Beyonce was there with me. Of course.
So after Beyonce and I were all registered, we decided to go shopping. I didn’t buy anything (because I’m cheap), but she bought a $100,000 crib. AND, that’s when I woke up. Maybe it frightened me so much that someone could spend that amount on something like that…. I just woke! I don’t know.
But, it just got me thinking and I keep thinking about it. Even though it was a dream: A famous singer buying a super expensive item (that could be found for a LOT less moolah) is not that far from the truth. I mean… I can only guess that her sweet baby’s room is extremely pimped out. I understand that the “rich and famous” work hard for their cash-money, but it really just seems a bit ridiculous. I don’t ever dream of being able to purchase a $1,000 pillow or a gold toilet (well….). I dream of paying off our school loans (shaking fists at interest payments) and not paying a mortgage (just 40 more years to go…).
My thoughts today have wandered to the Pay It Forward idea. I’ve always loved that idea. In fact, I did buy some Shine Project Pass it Forward cards… and, have done my own little silly “Pay It Forward” moments. Paying for someone’s coffee or buying a sweet treat for my neighbor. Little things. Things in my budget. What would be in Beyonce’s pay it forward budget? Or, any other celebrities budget?
I wonder if they step back and say, “Hmmmm, maybe I don’t need a new pair of $500 jeans for every day of the year…” and, used that to Pay it Forward… what could happen? I know these celebrities aren’t reading my blog. That’s fine… that would probably just make me nervous (well, I’m 90% sure Joseph Gordon Levitt reads my blog. Oh wait, that’s just in my dreams). But, what if they didn’t buy that $100,000 necklace and paid off someone’s student loans? Or, instead of a 1 million dollar baby room remodel… maybe a $500,000 baby room makeover… and, use that extra $500,000 to pay off a random ladies mortgage (pointing at myself… I kid. Sorta).
Anyway. While I know the rich and famous work hard and earn their own money… I still wonder. What would happen if they chose to pay off a year of rent for some random person? A person that’s struggling to put food on the table? Instead of buying jewelry or whatever. I know the majority of celebs have their own charity events… etc. BUT, it could be pretty amazing. Maybe a little trend will start… Celebrities randomly paying it forward for random people? Hee. Maybe. Just dreams I suppose.
P.S. I definitely don’t mean to pick on Beyonce… she was just my BlogHer roomie in the dream. <3