How do YOU feel about the poor vs how you feel about the rich?
Poverty is an extremely painful thing for many and has a variety of by-products: Hunger, homelessness, deprivation of sleep and many social issues. To be poor can sometimes be different. I was very poor in growing up, but I had plenty to eat, went to school and my mother taught me well.
So perhaps we are looking at motivation here. Some can do more with the right mindset, yes, but again, we can all suddenly become victims of circumstances: famine, war ... like the destitute refugee ...
Money is not and has never been a problem. With a knife I can stab someone, or I can peel fruits and cook food. Attachment is one of the five cardinal vices - the major ones - and it is this that leads to callousness, avarice or greed leading to enslavement. Another name for attachment, I guess. Then the whole thing becomes a problem.
Outer affluence and inner opulence can and do grow together, but it is very rare. You may tell your daughter to party little or not to use alcohol, knowing that the problem lies not in the things themselves, but the temptations. Money is like that and too much generally leads to the path of destruction as we see for those who use it wrongly and the path of cold-heartedness by some, leading to the hunger and misery of others. A few, very few, use it wisely.
by awesome77 6 years ago
Coming from a very poor background, I have come to realize that most rich people do not give a rats ass about the poor! If in doubt, show me a rich person and you will see someone that has gone to great lengths to isolate themselves from the poor!Most rich people like to live in non accessible...
by schoolgirlforreal 8 years ago
How do you feel about snobby rich people?
by lady_love158 3 years ago
http://www.redstate.com/erick/2011/03/1 … consumers/Want to know why your bank fees are rising why your free checking isn't free anymore and why debit card purchases may be limited or even eliminated in the future? You can thank democrat Dick Durbin! You see liberals know everythin better...
by Thomas Byers 5 years ago
Rev. Jackson pointed out that their is no debate in the Presidential Debates about the Poor, the Homeless, and the Hungry. Are both of our Presidential Candidates ducking the important issues? What do you think?He also pointed out that there has been no debate about gun violence. At some point in...
by Sophia Angelique 5 years ago
Three are a mass of people out there that believe all sorts of fairy tales about the poor. This article explodes those myths. You hear all these myths all the time - everybody can be rich. If you're poor, it's your fault. Get a job. Of course, it's the response of those that are ignorant and who...
by Sooner28 6 years ago
Republicans in the Senate, along with four Democrats, voted against ending a filibuster on a bill that would end oil subsidies. The Republican party votes for tax breaks for the rich, denies people the RIGHT to health care, and fights to reduce environmental protections. These are all...
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