The great writer, Oscar Wilde once said, “When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it is.” There are many in this world who would swear by Wilde’s opinion, attaching utmost importance to the value of money, while others would obviously beg to differ. It is a personal choice of course, but there are many things in the world that have been created for those who fall into the first category. Usually, such people, who have the money, want to spend it, and often they prefer shelling it out on things that are exorbitantly priced. The reason they do so can be anything; they might want the best of everything, or they might feel that the more money they spend, the higher their status is in the society. Irrespective of who purchases them and why, these expensive things have made it to the news for the staggering rates they are sold for.
For instance, the most expensive car ever sold was the 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO Racer. An anonymous buyer purchased this car for a whopping 52 million dollars! For gadget freaks, the most lavish smartphone that costs $16.5 million is one such commodity that will sweep you off your feet. The iPhone 5 Black Diamond Edition contains a 26 carat black deep cut diamond, along with 600 white diamonds on the sides. The logo is made of solid gold and then covered with 53 white diamonds. The screen is covered with sapphire glass that is completely damage resistant. For those who love a luxurious holiday, the Royal Penthouse Suite at Geneva’s Hotel President Wilson is definitely going to burn a hole in your pocket. The suite that has 12 rooms with 12 toilets as well as conference rooms, dining area, pool table, televisions, and Jacuzzis, fetch a price of 80,000 dollars a night.
Sometimes, these high-end items may be completely unimaginable. Can you even think of spending thousands of dollars on a burger? It seems there are people who wouldn’t mind paying that much for a 5 ounce burger made out of laboratory cultivated beef. Even wackier would be the price tag someone puts on an individual’s virginity, as a 22 year old graduate, Natalie Dylan did in 2008. Her virginity has been valued at 3.7 million dollars, an immoderate price for a seemingly bizarre choice of item.
Going by the fact that people do spend on overpriced stuff, it is a wonder that there are people in the world who still think that money can’t buy you happiness. If you enjoyed this, please share with your friends.