It was published in the Financial Times (biggest newspaper on the world economy). A girl wrote an email to the newspaper asking for tips on “how to get a rich husband.” However, the more unbelievable that the girl’s “request”, was the provision of a young man, very inspired, replied to the message, so well-founded.
“I’m a beautiful girl (spectacularly beautiful) 25. I am articulate and have class. I am looking for marry someone who earns at least half a million dollars a year. Is there any man who earns 500 thousand or more at this newspaper, or any woman married someone who earns a money like that and can give me some tips?
I’ve dated a men who earned around 200 to 250 thousand, but I do not get beyond that. And 250 thousand a year will not make me live in Central Park West.
I know a woman (from my yoga class) who married a banker and lives in Tribeca! And she is not as pretty as me, nor smart.
So, what did she do and I did not do? What is the right strategy? How do I get to her level? (Raphaella S.)”
“I read with great interest your appointment, thought carefully about your case and did an analysis of the situation.
First, I make more than 500 000 per year. So I am not taking your time for nothing.
So, I consider the facts as follows: From the perspective of a man like me (I have the requirements you demand), what you offer is simply a bad business.
Here’s why: leaving the frills aside, what you suggest is a simple trade, clear purpose, nofine print: You enter your physical beauty, and I bring my money.
But there’s a problem.
Surely, over time your beauty will diminish and eventually one day, unlike my money, over time, will continue to increase.
So, in economic terms, you are a depreciating asset and I am an earning asset. And younot only depreciates, but suffers a gradual depreciation, ie accelerates!
Explaining, you’re 25 now and should continue for the next beautiful 5 or 10 years, but always a little less each year. And in the future when you compare yourself with a phototoday, will see that become a mess.
That is, today you’re in ‘high’, the ideal time to be sold, but not be purchased.
Using the lingo of Wall Street, who now have to keep it as ‘trading position’ (position to market) and not as ‘buy and hold’ (buy and hold), which is for what you offer yourself.
Therefore, even in commercial terms, to marry (which is a buy and hold ‘) you is not a good business in the medium / long term! But to rent you, yes! Thus, in social terms, a reasonable business to contemplate is dating.
Think … But, considering already, and to certify me of how “articulate, classy and spectacularly beautiful ‘ you are, as a likely future tenant of this’ machine’, I want only that which is usual: making a ‘test drive’ before closing the deal … we can make? ”
(Philip Stephens, associate editor of the Financial Times – USA)
OBS.: No wonder the guy gets more than $ 500,000 per year!