Our much beloved quarterback recently signed a record breaking contract worth many millions of dollars. I am happy for him. He is at the top of his profession. He is reaping the rewards of all his hard work and effort.
I have overheard more than one person say, "no one deserves that type of money". I believe that they couldn't pay him that money if the money wasn't there. The NFL has done a very good job of attracting people's attention for three hours on a Sunday afternoon. People are mesmerized by the action on the field. As people sit, watch, and listen, there are many ads between plays. With that many eyeballs watching, the NFL is able to charge very high rates to companies that want to get their message across.
The thought I have is, if it is possible for this quarterback to earn this sort of money, how can I? I don't see him as undeserving. I don't see him as competition. I don't envy him. I wonder, "how can I earn that much money"?