Flawed Wisdom

It was during the mid-1980s that a slogan found it’s way on to the bumpers and rear windows of hundreds of thousands of vehicles. The message called to us.  It appealed to our desire for “stuff,” but was flawed wisdom.

“He who dies with the most toys wins!

Reading something on Instagram this morning reminded me of those times.

No matter how big your house is, how recent your car is, how big your bank account is, our graves will be the same size.  Stay Humble.

I had to chuckle because of back when those bumper stickers were popping up all over the place,  the owner of the funeral home where I was working  and I came up with an idea for a bumper sticker...”He who dies with the most toys. . .  is still dead”.



About Ray V.

Living between Aiken & Charleston,, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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5 Responses to Flawed Wisdom

  1. Margy says:

    Kind of depends on the definition of ‘toys’, I suppose. A woodworker will have different ‘toys’ than a car buff or a knitter or a photographer. They may have all spent a lifetime collecting the stuff that is important to them and that brought them joy.

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    • Ray V. says:

      I see your point and appreciate your reading and commenting. I think however, the original bumper sticker addressed living excessively and not the accumulation of tools or other implements used in positive ways.


  2. SueW says:

    A wonderful lighthearted post Ray. Anyone who thinks otherwise should read the quote on my blog today. Good One Ray! 🙂


  3. My thought is someone has to maintain all those toys…..just takes to much time out of enjoying what is really important.


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