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originally posted by: GENERAL EYES
If I see someone driving a nice car, the last thing I think about is how they make the means to afford it. None of my damn business. Such breeds covetous mentality and I'd rather not step in that pile.
Usually I'm too busy admiring the lines and construction of the machine.
Pretty things shouldn't be the cause of petty whining and comparing salaries.
Defeats the purpose of beauty.
Too many comparative reflections that lead to nothing good the other way 'round.
originally posted by: Bluesma
I find this distasteful, as it begins talking about two people, but then switches to groups of people.
If A is a person who is on tv every week, they must be a celebrity...they must be a talk show host or something.
Which indicates they are probably making a good salary doing that.
But what you didn't specify is that the person driving the car is not A... it is someone who has something in common with A.
My distaste for the meshing of one person with others that have something in common with them,
The honest truth is that this IS the type of assumption people make when they're brains are lazy.
What would most likely be assumed is that this other A beat the system one way or another- that they found a way to get around the obstacles. Could be stealing the car, could be using bribery, blackmail or lies to get a job, or it could be putting on make up or a mask each day to pretend to be someone like B. Even in these scenarios which could come to mind, beating the crap out of them is not acceptable.
You do have a point I think is valid though I think your delivery here is clumsy-
What you choose to focus on grows.... what you place your belief and emotional energy in is reinforced.
Victimization beliefs reinforce, sustain and spread victimization.
Just ask any woman that has been accused of having gotten her position at work through sleeping her way up.
Thank those who cry patriarchy and systematic female victimization for such assumptions of beating the system in some immoral way.
originally posted by: radarloveguy
A needs to work smart , not hard .
... and shouldn't overcommit himself to
a loan he can ill afford.
B told A NOT to drink shampoo '
... you blow too many bubbles !