YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR: Basically, this ‘cliché’ sounds TRUER… then it actually is. Let’s examine the rationale.
It’s probably more often true… than not, but the times that it’s NOT TRUE, can be a real PROBLEM. Rather, it’s a business forum, a marriage, a meal in a restaurant, an education, a vehicle, an elected official, a subordinate, and even a religious setting… we GENERALLY get what we pay for. Let’s take the business forum first. Mostly, when we hire people to do a job… more often than not, we get what we pay for. Over paying someone for a particular job… does not make them, or even entice them… to do a better job. Under paying them… just about guarantees they’re not going to do the job satisfactorily. Being FAIR in the pay scale, will produce better results.
As for a marriage… NO ONE… ever bargains for a failed marriage. Statistically… it seems, that we choose the wrong partners more than 50% of the time. It seems that we probably are getting married for the wrong reasons… to the wrong people… at the wrong time. Everybody loses.
Then the meal at the restaurant… I’ve paid top money for a very poor meal, and have gotten a really good meal, though not as often… and didn’t pay that much for it. By and large, though… I think we probably get what we pay for.
Let’s skip over to the ‘elected politician.’ WOW… this could be a disaster. It seems we are as bad about electing of government leaders as we are about our marriage habits. These days, it seems, that rather we short pay… or over pay… those rascals are going to ‘line their pockets’ no matter what. And, we reward them… for actually stealing from us… the taxpayer… by RE-ELECTING them. How dumb can we get? In this case… we deserve what we get. Solution: VOTE the RASCALS out. Demand TERM LIMITS!!
Too often, we spend thousands of dollars going through employment searches, looking for just the right candidate; then… turn right around and hire the owner’s nephew… who may “serve the purpose,” rather than… fulfilling the purpose needed. Often, the motives are illegal, self-serving, or ill-conceived; and surely not inspired by God…. But, by the master evil-doer… himself… satan. Remember: Corporate America… FIRED God… years ago, and hired satan.
What’s the old saying… Give them enough rope… and they’ll hang themselves?
King Solomon tells us in… Ecclesiastes 9:10… “Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.”