Why do rich people collect antiques?
February 6, 2010 3 Comments
I don’t understand why rich people buy and collect antiques. Didn’t antique collectors have older brothers or sisters growing up? Aren’t they sick of getting hand-me downs?
I think rich people buy and collect antiques, because they never got hand-me downs growing up. Rich families just went out and bought new stuff and got rid of the old stuff for a tax deduction when it wore out.
Rich people collect antiques to try to fill that void in their lives that comes from.
1. Getting new stuff year after year.
2. Never getting old used clothes from your cousins or neighbors.
3. Never having to sleep on your siblings old mattress.
4. Never owning furniture that creaked like an old Boat or wobbled like a kid riding his first bike.
Poor people don’t have quite the same thirst for antiques. We got our fill of used hand me down stuff growing up. When poor people have to choose to wear to school either a ten-year-old shirt or a shirt that didn’t fit them, that situation doesn’t exactly scream lets buy used stuff when I grow up.