I was getting a bit bored with my old theme after a year, and my regular readers will notice that I have changed it. Please let me know if you preferred the old one though!
I looked for an appropriate newspaper article about change and didn’t really find anything that grabbed me. This article though, showed me the difference between being bored when you are normal and bored when you are rich.
I was bored so I changed my blog theme and rearranged some furniture. I’m easily amused….
If your name is Rockefeller and you get bored you build a lake to amuse yourself. It is a bit of a sad life though when your newly built lake has a watchtower for your bodyguards to keep a look-out.
I now have a mental picture of hundreds of heavily armed guards surrounding the lake, all looking outwards for an imaginary enemy. A lonely figure is out skating on the frozen lake without a single person watching or caring.
I suspect that the negative newspaper articles about the life of J. D. Rockefeller are more about the press wanting him to be sad and lonely than him actually being so. Early on Rockefeller was a driven businessman and did his best to monopolize the oil business, driving competitors out and indulging in a bit of price-fixing. The press waged a campaign against him and, realizing he was so disliked, later in life he became a noted philanthropist, that is what he is remembered for now. When you are obscenely rich you get to buy your way into the favour of the populace!