Are you jealous of other peoples wealth? 42 replies

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Mr. Matt VIP Member

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#11 14 years ago
Großadmiral Dönitz(friendship, loytality and love are).

Everyone spouts that, regardless of how daft it sounds. If you don't have friends, you don't die of starvation, or have to live out on the streets. It may be a miserable life without friends or family, but at least you are alive. The same can't be said if you don't have money -- without money, not only is it a miserable life, but it is a short miserable life too. You can have friends with or without money, and you can have money with or without friends. The two concepts (money and friendship) are neither mutually exclusive, nor related in the slightest.




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#12 14 years ago

The argument could be made that if they were friends, at least in the sense I count a friend as, they wouldn't let you die of starvation or live on the streets anyway. Provided that is it was in their power to prevent it.




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#13 14 years ago
Großadmiral Dönitzi have to go with fancy pants on this one, i respect people who made succes by working hard , fair and honoustly. I dont respect people who just got the millions for nothing and brag about it, keep it all to themselfs or got it by doing less legal acitvities or exploiting others. Money is nice to have but it is not the most important thing by far (friendship, loytality and love are).

*coughParisHiltoncoughcough* Yes, I respect people who've earned their wealth, but I can't say I envy them, any more then with wealth, I could get more things, which is natural for humans, as we always want better for ourselves, or an easier way of doing something.




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#14 14 years ago
NemmerleThe argument could be made that if they were friends, at least in the sense I count a friend as, they wouldn't let you die of starvation or live on the streets anyway. Provided that is it was in their power to prevent it.

If you were in that situation, you'd need some rich friends to prevent them from being dragged down to financial oblivion with you. Either way, money is important.




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#15 14 years ago

I'm jealous of AzH, he has a way better job than me.




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#16 14 years ago

The only thing I want more of is time. If I could buy time, I'd love money.




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#17 14 years ago

If you could buy time, the people with the most money would screw the rest of us over even more :uhm:




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#18 14 years ago

i'm not jealous of people with wealth but if there posh stuck up pricks then its a different story




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#19 14 years ago
Mr. MattEveryone spouts that, regardless of how daft it sounds. If you don't have friends, you don't die of starvation, or have to live out on the streets. It may be a miserable life without friends or family, but at least you are alive. The same can't be said if you don't have money -- without money, not only is it a miserable life, but it is a short miserable life too. You can have friends with or without money, and you can have money with or without friends. The two concepts (money and friendship) are neither mutually exclusive, nor related in the slightest.

Poor people seem to live a happier life. Probably because they are not so used to luxury as rich people are. What Dönitz said may sound like a cliche but it's true. You can have as much money as you want, but without friends, family or love it simply isn't worth living. Money makes life a lot easier and it has the potential to make people happy. But just as many get spoiled by it.




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#20 14 years ago
MrFancypantsPoor people seem to live a happier life. Probably because they are not so used to luxury as rich people are. What Dönitz said may sound like a cliche but it's true. You can have as much money as you want, but without friends, family or love it simply isn't worth living. Money makes life a lot easier and it has the potential to make people happy. But just as many get spoiled by it.

Yes, and your life would be miserable if your penis was sheered off in a freak toaster accident too, money regardless. It's not relevant. First off, I don't know of many homeless people who are happy (well, maybe stoned...), but I'll assume you're not talking about the impoverished. The lower classes (i.e. not those with insufficient amounts of money to survive, but those who just 'get by') may be happy for multiple reasons, namely an absence of stress and a certain degree of ignorance a lot of people in such situations are afforded. Ignorance is bliss, and while working as a janitor may be difficult, it's not particularly stressful. Unlike a high-paid managing director, thousands of employees' welfare don't hang in the balance depending on their actions. It has nothing to do with money, and I guarantee you that if you gave them an unlimited source of money they'd be a lot happier. People talk like all poor people have friends, and no rich people have friends. It's not like that at all. The subjects aren't related in the slightest.