What makes so many people glorify and/or prefer economic struggle, even economic want
and poverty rather than want and haver economic comfort, even being totally free from economic want of any kind?
Do you honestly think the working class people glorify being poor? I suspect by the nature of this question you are probably someone who has never experienced what it's like to really struggle. Good for you. Those of us who have don't "glorify" or "prefer" it trust me. Wow. just wow.... where to begin with that assumption.
When my former husband worked his tail off going to school to "better himself" taking on all kinds of debt, only to be outsourced? not once either, but repeatedly? We weren't singing in the streets about how wonderful it was to be suddenly poor.
I went back to college again at 36 with several others my age and older who met the same fate. We worked hard and did what we were supposed to do for years, only to ultimately be screwed over for someone else's profit. Where are all the people crying about the giant companies that do this to people? We've become so about profit, that we demonize the very people who are the ones that drive that profit. McDonald's wouldn't be making billions without people flipping those burgers for slave wages.
There are numerous people who are more than willing to demonize the poor and hard working and look down on them, but don't make a peep when CEO's make millions of dollars, huge banks get bailed out, or when corporations move their jobs overseas. I have never understood this need to tell people to pull themselves up by the bootstraps, while doing everything to deny them the said bootstraps they're supposed to be pulling themselves up by.
We subsidize people working full time jobs, using our tax dollars to give them food stamps and welfare when they are working full time hours for employers who could very well afford to pay them a living wage but refuse. There are others of us who live in areas where numerous jobs were outsourced to India - so, I'm sorry, but please spare me about working people who "glorify" poverty. You don't know the trials of another human being until you've walked a mile in their shoes.
I've been on both sides of the coin. I enjoy relative comfort today, but I do so knowing that it can be taken at any time and I darn sure don't look down on those who struggle because I've been humbled a few times. It made me a better person, so for that, I guess I do embrace the experience.
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