So Terrell Owens the other day might or might not have tried to commit suicide. That's not really the point of this post. What is the point is what his publicist said about the situation. She said that he wasn't trying to commit suicide. As evidence of why he would not do this she said "Terrell has 25 million reasons why he should be alive." The 25 million reasons was referencing his 3-year $25,000,000.00 contract with the Dallas Cowboys. After that she got up and left the press conference table as if saying "so there" or "that settles it".
How pathetic is our society that we would be able to say, yeah that guys got a reason to be alive because he's got money. I have many reasons to be alive, but certainly my salary is not one of them. I can think of many more reasons besides how much money I have in my bank account. Why not reference his love of football, his family, his charity work, or anything else. But to posit that the primary reason for existence is money is sad. Ah, the joys of a capitalist society. JM