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If everybody in the US was poor would you still be fighting and arguing so much

  1. eye say profile image81
    eye sayposted 6 years ago

    If everybody in the US was poor would you still be fighting and arguing so much with each other?

    food for thought ...

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    Sooner28posted 6 years ago

    If we were all living in poverty, then there would be protests in the street, and I don't think there would be as much infighting amongst most the lower income classes as there is today.

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    Gusserposted 6 years ago

    Name 1 country that does not have rich & poor. The have nots always want what the haves got. And they always think it's somehow owed to them.

  4. Faceless39 profile image93
    Faceless39posted 6 years ago

    Of course; people are people, and they vary.  People have argued since the dawn of time, and it will continue until we become more in touch with our spiritual natures.

  5. Amy Becherer profile image72
    Amy Bechererposted 6 years ago

    I can only speak for myself.  I was laid off on May 20, 2010 from my job of 13-years, due to the economy.  I had just received an excellent annual review, finalized my divorce 2 weeks prior and was moving into my new digs. While I was married I commuted 90-miles round-trip, so I specifically moved into an apartment in the city, which would make my drivetime about 15-minutes.

    My layoff surprised me and pulled the rug out from under my life. I remain unemployed, but do some home care for my 89-year old, ex mother-in-law. I feel no anger towards anyone who is still working.  Since this is the first time in my long life I've been without a job, I have the tendency to validate my job loss. I feel some defensiveness, as I do not want anyone to think I am lazy,  unmotivated or a slacker because I am not. However, I do not argue, but rather, state my case when I encounter someone that doesn't know me but labels me a whiner. My defensiveness is not motivated by anger, but a sense of unfairness when harshly judged by a stranger online at a political site. I read or see stories on the national news far more devastating than my circumstances.  I know I am not alone. Anger will not improve my situation, insure a job or win and influence people!  It is counter-productive, useless and damaging to my health. 

    Politicians making the laws and the wealthy presidental candidates leave me frustrated. I have become angry with their failure to connect with the disappearing middle class.  I have come to realize without dollar signs behind my name, my anger is easily dismissed, doesn't change my bank account and serves to negatively impact my health. Without health insurance now, I cannot afford illness. I remain positive as everything can change in a moment.  Anger is a waste of time and energy.

  6. lburmaster profile image82
    lburmasterposted 6 years ago

    Are you joking? If everyone was poor we would be fighting even more. As humans we desire more, we want to be better. Think of it this way, if everyone is poor, what is the new rich?

  7. dmop profile image78
    dmopposted 6 years ago

    Honestly I think there would be less fighting, if we were all poor, though I could be wrong.