I finished studying maths for tomorrow’s test and I went off to geography.
Naturally, I started to get distracted by the slightest of things.
I think it was something about the UAE spending 1000 billion dollars on a project… My train of thought drifted off to Beyoncé who mustn’t find those numbers very unfamiliar.
Then I thought about how a million dollars to them is the equivalent of a few hundred dollars to us.
Then I thought about how I read on a wikipedia page that Gaga once earned over 1M$ for a show she did on one of her tours.
I took a scratch paper and in the spirit of math I began calculating how long it’d take us to make a million dollars.
My dad will have to work 84 years of his life, from morning till night as he currently does, to make roughly what Gaga or any super star you could think of would make in one day.
It’d be ridiculous to say that I’m blaming these celebrities, but this injustice is truly overwhelming.
I’m not saying that these stars haven’t fought and worked hard to earn what they have, but come on. It is an insult. Now I get why so many grown ups hate celebrities.
I don’t think you’d have a lot of arguments to try to convince me that this huge difference in salaries is understandable. I am unable to process this.