I will never forget the VIP experience I had at the movies. It was during the final weeks of Doctor Strange.
My friend had wanted to go see it and we hadn’t seen each other for a while so I decided to surprise him by taking him to see the it in IMAX. He really wanted to see it in IMAX.
It really didn’t matter to me. It was a movie. You see, I’m a story type of guy.
I love the story of a movie, the twists and turns, the intricacy of characters, the depth of emotion. Never been one for spectacle.
So we went. I had looked it up on my phone and it appeared to be in IMAX so we went.
Unfortunately the movie wasn’t in IMAX and it was only VIP. Well, both of us didn’t know what VIP meant not IMAX but I purchased the tickets anyway.
It was expensive. $40 dollars in one go.
Then I came in and everything in my mind came apart. Or that’s what it felt like.
My usually overactive gifted learning brain just went out and emotions just came flooding in.
There were seats of leather, the chairs inclined and declined, there was leg room, places for cups, trays and best of all food service.
It was an experience of a home theater but on a much bigger screen with a waiter to boot.
In that moment I started to understand what it meant to have money.
I sat down in that chair, my mind had shut off, I could just feel. No more constant ten thousand things going off in my mind. No more questions about everything. Just all off.
I could sit down and concentrate on enjoying myself. (Yes, I have to concentrate to enjoy myself.)
That’s what it really means to have money. You can afford to turn off the babble of your mind. No half attention on your legs feeling cramped, being shoved in a small chair, smelling the weird orders coming from the people who sat in the chair beforehand, no uncomfortable gooey feeling from the floor, the list goes on.
When you have money, when you are rich, you buy this stuff not because you can afford it.
No, far from it. You BUY TO CONCENTRATE ON THE HERE AND NOW!