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Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by Dr. Dilznick, Mar 20, 2006.
Considering one day I'll be amongst their heralded ranks, nah.
I hate you.:tongue:
Paris Hilton comes to mind.......
Alright. New thread title (without actually making it to save space): do you resent the extremely poor?
I know I do. Moderately poor people, they're okay with me. Most of them, in order to reach the esteemed level of moderately poor, actually do some kind of work. Or at least get their welfare hustle on. Extremely poor people in the "developed" world however are all lazy and worthless. All it takes is initiative and a good attitude. To get some shit anyway. Exception to this rule might be a mentally retarded person or a physically handicapped one. But for the vast majority, you're poor because you want to be poor. Or because you're unimaginative and an undeserving person. Your lack of possessions disgusts me. I hope you feel shame.
Obscenely rich imbeciles like Paris Hilton are annoying, but I'm not tripping off what the next (wo)man has.
Well even if I wasnt on my way to being rich soon I still wouldnt hate em, I just hate the stupid/shallow/assholish rich people who think everyone should serve them, I get nasty and cruel with them
GoneA brought up the skank before I could get to it. I hate extremely rich dumbasses who are famous for nothing. If you are rich and work hard and are a good philanthropist, no I don't hate you. If you are rich, dumber than a box of rocks, have no talent, just taking up space on the planet and using up oxygen, then you're on my list of definite dislikes.
I often do. Even though it's usually not their fault.
What's the point of hating the rich. They must have done something to be so incredibley wealthy. Let them have their money. I am fine:biggrin1:
I resent a large portion of the Insanely Rich.
There are a few exceptions - Bill Gates for instance, he worked his ass off and had huge ideas for his company...so for that, Kudos.
However even for the exceptions, I think they need to re-direct their excess funds to something that can make more impact on peoples lives, not just their pocketbooks.
I also resent the extremely poor. Most of them in MI don't want to work, nor have ambition to work. The welfare rate in Michigan is HUGE, and the more babies they pop out, the fatter their check, so there's no incentive to work.
We've got one at our workplace. He's grown up on the system, and now lives off of the system. He has no ambition to work, and if he can get it FREE, thats better for him, too bad for you.
I dont agree with this type of Mentality.
If you work Hard, you'll go somewhere. There are no Instant Riches and Fame for Hard working People.
The riches come from within.
BZZZZZ!!! Survey says, no.
The extremely rich people I know have worked their ass off to get where they are.
Do I resent extremely rich people? Yes and no. Did they work hard for their money? I get down on my knees and praise the gods that someone can be rewarded for hard work. Did they invent something everyone wants? Excellent. Did their hard working mother, father or some other relative work his way to riches and leave them a vast fortune that they in turn squander on excess and whimsy? I hate their guts.
That's funny. The hardest working people I've known have been the poorest. Actually not quite the poorest - but the 3-job, low-wage, struggling-to-survive poor that is a step or two above homeless and destitute. And I do mean 'put my lazy ass to shame'-type hard working.
There is working hard, there is working smart, and there is working hard and smart. I think the hard working poor are in the first category. You are in the second category and Bill Gates is in the last category.
Totally off topic, Prep...
Is Cackalackie a real place?
In my working career, I have found that the more I got paid, the less hard I had to work. Food for thought.
I guess the only thing I really resent about the extremely rich is that selfishness often seems to come with it. I can't fathom a need to have more than, say, $100,000,000. The marginal utility of additional money is almost nil - you can have houses, toys, vacations, and a huge inheritance for your grandkids with that. Give another hundred mill to a guy who already has a hundred mill, and the quality of his life will not double. Give that same hundred mill to a thousand working class families ($100,000 per) and a lot could be accomplished. Children could go to college. Mortgages could be paid off. Lives could be changed. But the one thing that the wealthy always seem to want is lower taxes, despite the fact that they're all doing obscenely well regardless of whether their tax rate is 5%, 20%, or 50%. At times it seems that there is an irrational need to acquire more money, regardless of its actual utility.
As has been noted, there are rich folks who do good works with their money, and they're all right in my books. But from what I've seen, those individuals are in the minority.
I suppose the super-rich bring out my inner commie.
Hey, great post Rob...I agree with the
dispersion of the 100 mil to the working
class families. It would do so much more
good than lavish waste, like fresh flowers
daily in every room and all that sort of
what a riot. this kind of thread is what makes me love lpsg. and of course the kind of balls large penises inspire.
I don't mind kissing ass, and licking ass, and experiencing all kinds of freedom and happiness when the depths of real asses are involved. As a matter of fact, getting into the depths of someone's ass is so lovely I can't stop thinking about it for very long.
But there is another kind of ass kissing I don't like, the stuff that lemmings do to the obscenely rich or famous in the US, even when the latter do not pay their dues to the country, people or places that made them rich.
I've never aspired to becoming a parasite myself, can't remember that many farmkids in the place I grew up who did. I always wonder what these hyper rich business geniuses would accomplish if they moved to Sudan and tried to start up their empires there. If they could become millionaires there, then I wouldn't mind them telling the US they owe it nothing.
Sycophants who have their tongues up Bush's or God's ass are still sycophants. Up until recently, religious people and economists never liked them much. I guess if you are really old school, you won't like them much either.
Let's remember that Bill Gates started out rich. His mother was one of Seattle's leading socialites. The only reason he licensed DOS to IBM rather than selling the intellectual property outright, was that he could afford to.