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Forum Post: Question to OWS participants...

Posted 10 years ago on Dec. 14, 2011, 8:24 a.m. EST by toonces (-117)
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What is "rich"?

What is "poor"?

I am on this board because I am looking for the reasons the people here feel the way they do, and I cannot get any concrete replies to questions I ask those who post threads or reply to my posts. Can you answer the questions with concrete answers, or are your arguments feeling based?

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[-] 2 points by HarryCrew07 (433) 10 years ago

A rich person is someone who has found satisfaction with life. A poor person is someone who lacks appreciation.

[-] 2 points by toonces (-117) 10 years ago

I would tend to agree with you. I have been truly bless as I hope you have also. I think you have given a very good answer.

[-] -1 points by toonces (-117) 10 years ago

I would also like to add that being rich or poor is a choice. If you can be content with what you have, then you can consider yourself "rich". If you are unhappy and ungrateful with your lot and life, you will be poor no matter how much money you manage to get your hands on.

[-] 0 points by HarryCrew07 (433) 10 years ago

I agree whole-heartedly :)

[-] 1 points by Stephen (5) 10 years ago

A rich person says to her self, "I am responsible." And when faced with a problem she says, "I am the only one who can fix this." Few things are absolute. Few things can be said of another person with 100% accuracy, but we can say this of anyone "trapped" in poverty: They are unable to say with conviction "I am responsible. Regarding everything that has happened to me, I am responsible, and it is up to me to fix this." When a poor person can say those words and mean it, they are no longer trapped. There is always a way out. Through personal responsibility, untold millions of Americans have risen out of abject poverty and into the upper classes. Nothing about that has changed.

[-] 1 points by biteme514 (8) 10 years ago

When you can rent the Playboy leerjet and not ask how much

[-] 1 points by 666isMONEY (348) 10 years ago

World would be a much better place if we abolished money, the way things are going (it's unsustainable) it's gonna get much worse, rich can flee to Australia, New Zealand or Paraguay when the SHTF.

http://666ismoney.com/MoneyQuotes.html

[-] 0 points by toonces (-117) 10 years ago

How do you propose to "abolish money"?

[-] 1 points by 666isMONEY (348) 10 years ago

Would require a bunch of famous ppl to get together to agree it's a good idea. Best way would be to make a movie about a messiah who rebukes all the religious hypocrites, tells the truth about kennedy assassinations, 911, world war 2, etc. and would advocate eliminating money (Jesus believed in eliminating money). The 12-disciples would be famous ppl.

[-] 1 points by AndyJ0hn (129) 10 years ago

considering more than 3 billion people live on less than 2$ a day, all americans are rich. however this does not diminish the massive fraud, corruption and crime of the government and corporate/banking america which will only push even more people into poverty and misery

[-] 1 points by toonces (-117) 10 years ago

I would tend to agree that all Americans are rich compared to the rest of the world.

[-] 0 points by AndyJ0hn (129) 10 years ago

but corruption and fraud should not be tolerated anywhere!

[-] 0 points by opensociety4us (914) from Norwalk, CT 10 years ago

"rich" is more than you need

[-] 0 points by toonces (-117) 10 years ago

Then, we are all rich here. None of us "need" a computer.

[-] 1 points by opensociety4us (914) from Norwalk, CT 10 years ago

correct

[-] 0 points by buphiloman (840) 10 years ago

Rich = making 150 times the annual salary of a rank and file employee in your company.

Poor= not having enough money to house, feed, clothe, transport, educate, and medicate yourself or your immediate family/dependents.

[-] 2 points by toonces (-117) 10 years ago

Your definitions make for very few "rich" and very few "poor".

[-] 1 points by kingscrossection (1203) 10 years ago

I agree. That means that there is quite a few minimum wage citizens out there.

[-] 0 points by buphiloman (840) 10 years ago

They were not definitions, just, rough and ready guides. The 1% fall into the first category, and and 1 in 3 americans fall into the second. Without welfare, food stamps, and medicaid, one in every 3 americans would not be able to feed, clothe, house, transport, and medicate themselves/their families. I consider those people poor even with subsidies, thus the "poor" includes 100 million americans.