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Originally posted by grapesofraft
I always here people complaining about the "Elite" controlling the world and holding us all back. That is just ridiculous. We live in a country that is full of opportunity. Why is it that a person can come here from a foreign country and become successful, if there is some group of people that are holding everyone back? Why is it that a kid could leave high school or college and start a business and become wildly successful, if we are held down by the Powers that Be?
Because her/his business serves to enrich the elite in some way and is therefor permitted.
I think it is just a matter of being jealous of people who have developed the skills to be successful, while some people are incapable or unwilling to do what it takes to succeed.
Considering the skills to be successful in terms of 'the elite', "What it takes to succeed" as you put it, are basically sociopathy, corruption and greed and theft, I HARDLY think any person in touch with their basic humanity could possibly be jealous of such ethical and moral bankruptcy.
So tell me why is there so much hate of people who succeed, and why do you consider them a threat to you. Why do you call them the elite, when they are no different from you other than the fact that they have greater accomplishments?
Originally posted by ohioriver
I don't think it is so much jealousy as it is a sense of injustice. I'm all for successful people. But most of the super rich cross the line from successful to criminal. How many times in the recent news have we seen corruption in so called rich people. Banker bailout, corruption, Madoff, Wall Street, GM, AIG Execs.
Originally posted by aero56
You have people in the film industry pretending to be other people and making millions, is that success or injustice? You have grown men chasing a football or basketball and they make millions.
Yup, but who enabled them, who spends those dollars to watch grown adults play make-believe little kid games? Who pays those sports figures all that money by buying those tickets to watch men play kid games with little balls?
Originally posted by R3KR
Im confused as to what a "rich" person may be ?
Is that over 100k a year, over One Million a year ?
If I made over 80k a year I would consider myself rich
Originally posted by Haydn_17
The real question is, why do the rich, intelligent elite think they are better than everyone else?
Yeah, it's not called jealousy, it's called COVETING! And it's pretty sickening to witness.
Hey, what does it matter what another has? Mind your own business. Would many of you feel better if everyone was reduced to the lowest common denominator?
Yeah, this is one sick world we live in. "Whaaaaa, I'm gonna cry, because they have more candy then me, whaaaaa, make them give me some of their candy, whaaaaa, it's snot fair, whaaaaa." I suppose everyone that is like that learned that when they were little children, and they never grew out of it and matured. I know some people like that ... crybabies they are. Humons should be forced to wear blinders. Mind your own business. Why should anyone care what another has? "Whaaaa, because we're little coveting crybabies, whaaaa."
Yeah, it's not called jealousy, it's called coveting. "Mommy, Timmy got a bigger piece of pie than me, whaaaa." "Daddy, why does Tommy get an extra scoop of ice cream? I'm gonna cry, whaaaaa."