Kate: “I want to be rich”

(photo is Kate’s. Happy Chinese New Years on the right bubble, “Dad” 爸 on the left red envelope, “Maternal grandfather” 公 on the right red envelope, the rest of the yellow I think are currencies?)

I can’t recall how the conversation started, but I asked what Kate wants to be when she grew up. She just said “I want to be rich” Hmm.. ok. not a bad thing.

Me: “Why do you want to be rich?”
K: “Buy lots of good food, buy anything I want”

My first gut reaction is to say something about not thinking about money and what we can buy. But I can’t really come up with anything wrong with her line of thinking. Isn’t this what most of us are doing now? So I just shut up and smiled.