*Status symbols are used to represent where we financially fit into society. A preacher with a Mercedes outside his church in a low-to-no income community where he presides over a congregation he feels should want the best for their pastor, yet can’t afford the lights in their own home. Or what about the woman who wears nothing but Gucci from head to her Christian Louboutin toes, yet comes to the community to mentor the children from the low-to-no income families. Wait! wait! wait! What about an NBA player that shows up to a sports camp to show children his moves, but rolls up in a truck so golden…so expensive…it blinds them from listening to anything regarding basketball unless it has to do with how they can afford one of those.
According to Yahoo! Sports’ “Ball Don’t Lie”, Atlanta Hawk guard, Joe Johnson, rolled up to his alma mater, the University of Arkansas, to visit a basketball camp to share his skill with the youngsters. But all that they saw was his BIG TRUCK! He came in a massive gold tank also known as a Ford F-650 Super Truck XUV with all the bells and whistles which was reported to cost well over $200,000.
One of the first questions from one of the camp participants was, “How much did you pay for car?” Lesson lost. Read more here on the value of status symbols.