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The Luxury Lifestyle in Ghana

2011-03-29 02:00:50

The main reason I live outside the USA is for the life of luxury. I often wonder if I will become like my friends and family in the future, will I sit around worried about doctors? The majority of my friends over 50 are afraid to live more than one-hour from their doctor.

This is Jonathon, a young man who carried a heavy bag of purified water to our Hotel room, this luxury cost 30 cents U.S.

I like to live in luxury, it took me a long time to learn how to use money in luxurious ways, but this photo is good example of me living the life of luxury. My parents are old, they need the conveniences I experience on a daily basis, and now take for granted.

I call this a luxury, because it is by definition a luxury, it is non-essential, it is an indulgence, a convenience that makes my life better.

Ghana, West Africa --- Tuesday, March 29, 2011

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How much does luxury cost?
I have worked hard all my life, I have made some bad decisions, however for the last 13 years of my life, I have made some great ones.

This air conditioned microbus cost four dollars, for the four hour trip from Cape Coast to Kumasi, Ghana.

Watching movies can be Luxury
Bah my Ivory Coast girlfriend is good at being lazy, it comes naturally to Africans. It is part of the the culture and custom here to sit around doing as little as possible, she does not feel guilty.

Yesterday, I said, let us watch a movie, she wanted to watch,
"Indiana Jones."
She knows I am from the state of Indiana, and thought it was a movie about Indiana, I let her believe this, because time is of no value here.

So we watched "Raiders of the Lost Ark."

Bah cannot understand English movies, so I downloaded the French subtitles using a recommendation from Craig of This site is the easiest to use, with the least amount of confusion.

She really like the first movie, so a little while later we watched,
"Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom."

Many people watch movies instead of working or doing chores, while me and Bah watched movies for something to do, because we are not busy. I believe the primary goal of all humans should be to have a surplus of free time.
Take a look at the photo of Jonathon above, and ask these questions,

Why did Andy take his photo?
Why did Andy know his name?
Why is this entertaining to Andy?

The answer is simple, I have the luxury of time, I have the freedom and the time to learn the names of people around me, it is a luxury you deserve.

The Luxury Lifestyle in Ghana