According to some people, the economic landscape is expected to change a lot over the next thirty years. The material world will not be estimated as much, and other types of luxuries are going to take their place in rich people’s checklist. If you think about it, the planet cannot afford to host extravagances that increase the carbon footprint and temperature worldwide. Activists from all economic classes protest and celebrities play a critical role in public opinion, and politicians want to see a turn in the economy. A whole movement about the Earth’s environmental protection has risen, and wealthy people are often the leaders of innovative perspectives. The beauty industry seems to be oversaturated, and other ways to spend money seem to take the place of what once was considered to be unique. Rich people always had the opportunity to make different choices than the rest of the people, and here is a list of the services they pay a fortune for.
- Kidnap insurance
Safety does come first! This is actually a serious one. Billionaires may enjoy life from many perspectives, but different dangers also threaten them.
The lack of food or providing for the family may never be an issue for them, but this doesn’t mean they are done with worrying. They actually have lots of enemies and people who will benefit a lot if anything happens to them. The service they pay for is a perfectly trained rescue team in case the emergency shows up. Together with that, they pay all kinds of insurance. They have all of their valuable possessions, including art insurance, because they attract all types of professional burglars and criminals. They also have life and kidnap insurance for their beloved ones, such as their children and close family. There are even people who build doomsday-proof underground houses under their real houses to protect themselves from attacks. With what is going on out there, no one can blame them.
- Tickets to space
It was not a long time ago that having the possibility to travel by plane was unbelievable. Just think of the first plane that carried passengers and how weird that used to seem. Would anyone dare to imagine that the same thing will happen for traveling in space?
We will not bother you with how much these tickets cost, because even if you think about buying them, money is probably not an issue for you. However, we would like to focus on what spending money on this means. As vain as it may sound to some people, these tickets are basically research. They represent the enormous team of brilliant scientists who have to work on the field to turn the universe’s conquest from wild imagination to future reality. At some point, there were even selling property on the Moon. However, dollars spent on science are never lost money.
The self-improvement industry is growing rapidly, and it addresses larger audiences. It started with the psychological health section, including psychiatrists and psychologists, and it has now expanded to many aspects. Yoga, hypnotherapy, and ”how to” courses are selling like crazy.
They have dominated the ads on the net, and the discussion that takes place regarding them reflects the amount of profit we are talking about. Many people who come out as tutors are quite serious, but the fear of fraud is very common in this playground. This comes as a result of the interaction of cultures across the world, the real need of people to see themselves thrive. Let’s not forget that this is a need that used to be fulfilled by religion and its representatives in previous years. Things have changed, and so have the habits of people. Once more, the depreciation of the materialistic world has also played a significant role in this.
Education is indeed included in the fundamentals. It is considered to be an investment rather than a service. It is common sense that the salary you will be offered when you apply for a position depends on the university you graduated from, whether you hold an MSc degree or a Ph.D. and what is the level of education you have received from your professors.
No one is ever going to stint the money they will spend on the university or choose a private school with economic criteria. It is a traditional tactic and doesn’t come as a surprise for anyone. The truth is that in the capitalistic world, you get what you pay for, and having a degree from a university like Harvard, is like having an ace up your sleeve. It is an investment that never loses its value and is relatively smart whatever career your kid follows.
Written by Anna Siampani.