Re: The Real Housewives of Atlanta
Originally Posted by CandiGirl21
I don't know about the rest of you all on here, but I thought the show was aspiring. I want that lifestyle. maybe not spend it all on diamonds, but hey you need money to survive.
Ok, yes, I'm pretty sure we would all love to have the money that these women do. I know I would absolutely love it, lol. But the problem is what they do with it. Like previously mentioned, usually their only concern is how fly can I look and how can I let other people know how fly I am?
Granted, this isn't very different from the other housewives shows, but since it is a predominately black cast, I hate to say it, it has different implications. The problem is that generally African Americans view things like this and, like you said, aspire to be like them, only they want to do it right NOW. They take this glamorized view presented to them and extract the wrong values. Like, being a baller and "stuntin" w/ your money is all that matters. Can you make some investments? Can you make your money work for you? Can you wait till you make enough money to actually afford these items? I've seen it in so many of my peers who are now seriously in debt, have bad credit, etc all b/c they wanted to live and look like "new money". And this worst part, is thanks to images like this, they don't realize what they are doing and keep perpetuating the cycle.
I just get frustrated b/c we rarely have examples of Africans Americans who are financially savvy. Like really, if Sheree was smart, she would have taken some of that money she spent on shopping and had her own investments and bank accounts on backup for emergencies...which would include dissolving your marriage. So that YOU can maintain the lifestyle you've grown accustomed to. We need better examples so that people can understand what their options actually are. If then, you still choose to live like the housewives, then by all means, do you.
O, and I like that Deon Sanders show too along w/ Run's house. I feel like these shows are better examples.