So, is this nostalgic or crazy? I'm sure to this man the money was nothing compared to a special memory he had to his car. However - it's still a car. An inanimate object. In today's economy and generation, doesn't this seem a little excessive.
What could you do with $250,000?
- Obtain a Bachelor's degree and MBA at Harvard
- 6 people can get nursing degrees
- Provide food and shelter to homeless children
- Provide free basic school supplies to Elementary schools
- Provide occupational, speech or behavioral therapy to autistic children whose claims are denied by insurance companies
I recognize the value of memories - but how much is too much? I would love to have back some books that I've lent over the years and not gotten back, ones with notes from when I studied them in school. There's a case somewhere with a bunch of collectable coins in them that I started collecting when I was about 10.
When I was growing up we would often go to the little A&W and get their taquitos. It was a great memory for me of time with my family and of a fun treat. A few years ago I found a little A&W shop and just had to pull in and get some taquitos. They were no where near as good as I remember, and now the memory was a little bit tarnished.
What is something that you have lost that you would pay to retrieve? And when do you realize that some things are better left as a fond memory?