|Original Monopoly Source|
I was all about the 'exclusive streets' and showing off with my expensive buys. Investment wasn't a thought i reflected on. More often than not, no one paid bills in my hotels and i always ended up in the hotels of those i shunned, and paying utility bills, and fares at the train stations et co and i would have to mortgage my houses/hotels to pay up, because I would have spent all my money in building hotels, getting out of jail, paying fines(those dreaded income taxes) and landing on other peoples property.
My society has taught me to think big always and snub the little things, not because i need it, but to impress my neighbor. And so i buy up the big houses, and go around borrowing, and paying mortgages, while the next person is wise, buying up the small places and earning enough from them to buy up the big things, from the bankrupt me, debt free.. Now i know better.
Robert Kiyosak says "on the board game of monopoly you have one of the best formulas for wealth in the world"... and i agree.
Monopoly chopped my money in the past, but for a greater good... so my real money wouldn't be easily chopped in future :).