I had an interesting experience coming home from work last night. Everyone was running, biking, or walking their dog. Seriously, it looked like the entire neighborhood – all the way from my work all the way home – was outside exercising in one way or another. Other interesting thing to note, the neighborhood I come home though is all million dollar homes.
Ok, so I live in a basement. But the basement I live in is in a really nice neighborhood. It reminds me a lot of Santa Monica north of Montana avenue, where they are slowly knocking down all of the old houses and putting up million dollar mansions. A neighborhood where old money is dieing and new money is coming in and updating. And apparently everyone here works out.
This is worth noting, because I only see this in the "money" neighborhoods here. The last neighborhood I lived in, I never saw anyone running or biking besides me and my roommate. And I think my roommate would drive to another part of town to go running.
Is it really that simple? Middle class = no one works out. Weathly = everyone works out?
Ok, there is one exception. Besides Wash Park, Cherry Creek, and Crestmore Park (the money neighborhoods), I’ve seen people running and biking in DU area (the college neighborhood). So besides rich people, young people also workout.
Just to extrapolate, I started looking at cars. The cars parked outside of Whole Foods are WAY nicer than the cars parked outside of Taco Bell. And I’m not talking a little bit nicer, I’m talking entire worlds nicer. Ten years newer, and luxury cars vs. economy cars. Now you could make the argument that it’s cheaper to eat at Taco Bell than it is at Whole Foods… but is it really? My roommates in Seattle used to eat at Whole Foods just because they were "granola" kids. They were all about their health.
I’m making generalizations, but it’s an interesting thing to take a look at. Make a study for yourself. Just take a look at the different neighborhoods in your town. Where do you see people active? Where do you see people eating? It’s mind blowing.
It’s very Jim Rohn. Jim Rohn always talks about how everything effects everything else. Every lack effects every lack. Every discipline effects every discipline. He often says that if a guy has no money in his checking account, he probably has bad cholesterol, because he hasn’t paid any attention to either one in the last ten years.
Now I’m really curious, out in front of Barnes and Noble, nice cars or old cars? Are rich people more likely to be big readers?
One of my favorite quotes from LL Cool J: "I gotta have a body like this. I mean, it goes with the watch and the car."