Many people marry for love. Some people marry for money. It hurts though when you marry for love and people wrongly assume you’re marrying for money. What do you do and how do you do it? Set the record straight at the reception in grand style by singing “It’s not about the money, money, money” – from Jessie J’s Price Tag.
Three years ago. I attended the wedding of a friend. My friend, the groom, is rich, while his bride came from a simple background. Despite their economic differences, they were good for each other. My friend went from rich party boy to Christian pastor during their relationship. Their love grew in Church by the way.
We, his friends, like her for him, and that’s saying a lot. We know their relationship is built on love. However, not everyone knew their love story. People can be judgmental. When they see a rich man marrying someone non-rich and younger (by about ten years in this case), they may assume the wrong things.
The couple loved to sing (and they can actually sing), so they made the reception into their own concert. In the second half, the bride, still in her wedding gown, sang “Price Tag” by Jessie J. A bride being blunt by singing “It’s not about the money, money, money” to the wedding guests may be surprising, but is there a better time and place to make her point across? My friend got himself a keeper, didn’t he? They are still very much together by the way.
“Seems like everybody’s got a price
I wonder how they sleep at night
When the sale comes first
And the truth comes second
Just stop for a minute and smile…
…Everybody look to their left
Everybody look to their right
Can you feel that, yeah
We’re paying with love tonight
It’s not about the money money money
We don’t need your money money money
We just wanna make the world dance
Forget about the price tag”
Looking at the lyrics of Price Tag, the song is most likely not about love. It’s about doing what you love doing and not caring about the money (if there’s any) that comes with it.
This is a shout out to all my classmates at Blogging101, an online course going on at WordPress right now. Many people blog and make very little (or none at all) money from it. Many people blog for the love of writing, photography, art, fashion, movies, cartoons, travel, etc. Their blogs are their outputs for that love.
I know that the focus of this blog is finance, which means money. However, I learned from life that sometimes money needs to take a back seat.
– Finance MD
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