Smile at a Dime and It’ll Look Like a Dollar

I can't tell if this is genius or stupid.
I can’t tell if this is genius or stupid.

I recently stumbled upon this weird vintage poster as I was wasting time online. Amid the cheeky hobo artwork is a bit of folksy wisdom:

Smile at a dime and it will look like a dollar!

I still can’t tell if it’s genius or stupid. Maybe a bit of both?

I think what it means is that it’s your perspective that matters. Be happy with what you have, and the amount becomes meaningless.

The problem is, almost everyone wants more. I know poor people who complain about never having any money. I also know wealthy people that are bummed if they don’t hit a certain number in a given year. Meanwhile, they have a massive home, luxury cars, etc. — essentially all the things that non-wealthy people dream of.

Maybe they need to “Smile at a million and it will look like a billion?”

One thought on “Smile at a Dime and It’ll Look Like a Dollar

  1. Oh, to be rich for a day, just to see what it feels like! I am already rich where it counts with my wonderful family and good friends, so with that outlook, you are right, Tom — it’s all in your perspective.

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