Apple Watch, Aspirations, and Comparing Ourselves to Others – 10 the Podcast

Yesterday’s announcement of the Apple Watch led to a lot of snark on social media which I eagerly participated in. My friend Matt Farina and I had a back and forth about the announcement which left me unconvinced of his position. After a night’s sleep and some further contemplation I recorded this little diddy.

Apple Watch, Aspirations, and Comparing Ourselves to Others

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Author: John

Husband, Dad, Podcaster, Blogger, Writer, and Speaker struggling every day to follow Jesus.

2 thoughts on “Apple Watch, Aspirations, and Comparing Ourselves to Others – 10 the Podcast”

  1. Looking into this was interesting. The $10k+ price tag had been speculated on for awhile because the amount of gold in a watch like that simply costs that much. As you noted, it’s not uncommon for rich people (there are over 5,000 people in the US worth over $30 million) to own watches or other jewelry that costs a lot. There is a part of our population that has a lot of money and chooses to spend it on things like this.

    Apple doesn’t just sell to the average technology user. To test this I just spent a minute on the Apple store where I priced out a $10k+ desktop system. This isn’t for everyone but some people want or need it. Apple isn’t the technology company for the common people.

    The biblical angles get interesting. Where in the bible does it say to be like those who have lots of money? I’m not seeking to be like that. I’m reminded of Matthew 19:24.

    I’m also reminded we aren’t called to judge others. That’s for God to do. If we judge people who have more or act secular when they are secular we can close the door to share Christ with them because of our attitude.

    It’s complicated.

    1. Yeah, it is complicated. There are examples in the Bible where rich people used their wealth to glorify God. At the same time we should not seek riches. The biggest takeaway from our conversation I had was that I was being judgmental and that’s not a Christ-like attitude.

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