Originally posted by In nothing we trust
I expect that it is those who inheirit massive amounts of matieral wealth that we have the most to worry about.
Those who have never worked a day in thier life, who think that they are naturally supierior simply because of thier status, position and wealth.
[edit on 23-11-2006 by In nothing we trust]
Sounds like a bit of jealousy is at play here, but yeah - I know what you're getting at. I've always felt the aquisition of massive wealth should
be tempered first with an understanding of how it should better the overall community.
Most of the extremely wealthy people I know go out of their way in social causes and community contributions whether it be purely financially or
through their free time. But not everyone out there is like that.
How's this for a ringer? I had to grow up with spoiled brats who thought that just because they had blonde hair and blue eyes they were superior to
my hazel/blonde combination.
I was jaded towards people of this coloring for the longest time because most of them seemed nothing more than rich, spoiled and self interested
As I matured I realized not everyone with such outward identifiers and "social status" fell into the same classification, and I ended up marrying a
guy I wouldn't have looked at twice before due to those negative external associations.
Word of caution - please try not to take extremist slants with regards to the wealthy. Please clarify the other attendant characteristic and
behaviors that contribute to your distastes - selfishness, arrogance, etc.
Even though I'm not rich (in fact, I'm pretty low on the income scale) there's just something about hearing that definition of wealthy people and
attendent heirs that makes me shudder for some reason...
(*cough* Mein Kampf *cough*)
Take care - and please continue....
[edit on 21-12-2006 by GENERAL EYES]