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Are You Rich in Terms of Monitary Wealth?

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posted on Nov, 17 2012 @ 06:01 AM
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I genuinely do not know any millionaires so I am truely curious if anybody is willing to admit that they are rich. Does money buy you happiness? And is being Rich all it is cracked up to be?

If I had billions of dollars, I would want to do something special with it, build schools, pay for homeless shelters, manufacture in this nation to create jobs. But it is rare to see Billionaires doing these kinds of things, they are more interested in buying football teams and paying obscene amounts of money to prima donna footballers.

So come on indulge me and let me know what it is like to be very wealthy, I am genuinly curious.




posted on Nov, 17 2012 @ 06:09 AM
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I promise to let you know as soon as I get there
Until then I'm like you I can only dream about it.



posted on Nov, 17 2012 @ 06:13 AM
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I had 3 chocolate coins from Halloween but I ate them.

Seriously, not rich.

I don't even know what I would do if I had billions of dollars but I don't think I would be any happier.



posted on Nov, 17 2012 @ 06:15 AM
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I suspect that being rich brings its own problems, but I'd like to hear it from the horses mouth. Come on is anybody good enough to let us know



posted on Nov, 17 2012 @ 06:23 AM
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It would be interesting if a millionaire/billionaire came to the thread. Most people probably wouldn't believe them though lol.

I would want to know where they buy their everyday things. How much do they spend on say clothes and toilet seats. They probably have $50,000 gold decorated toilet seats. This is purely speculation of course.



posted on Nov, 17 2012 @ 06:25 AM
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I agree, I have so many questions and nobody to pose them to. Come on you richies, enter the fray.



posted on Nov, 17 2012 @ 07:16 AM
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I'm living with my parents after college. My family is middle-class, which is unfortunately kind of rich these days... that means we have a nice house with a small yard and not really any money worries. It is nice to come home to a calm environment with my parents still together. There is internet access, food, and we go out to eat sometimes. No one is paranoid because there are enough resources to go around, this actually makes us generous and more likely to work together. There is time to think of long-term goals.

Me on the other hand, if I were to go out into the world, I would live in a tiny apartment, and barely have enough money to pay rent, gas, school loans and buy food. The friends I have are paranoid and not willing to work together because they have to protect their limited resources. It is like a constant battle to stay alive, and keeping allies is nearly impossible - Even so, I'll probably end up doing it soon...

I hope that gives you some insight.
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posted on Nov, 17 2012 @ 07:17 AM
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Originally posted by michael1983l
reply to post by Miri08
 


I agree, I have so many questions and nobody to pose them to. Come on you richies, enter the fray.




2) Envy - I never covet what others have. I know material possessions mean absolutely nothing. I am never jealous of what others possess because I am content with what I have. I do not think the “grass is greener on the other side“, ever. I believe if someone is rewarded for their behavior, good for them. However, you cannot take it with you when you ascend to your next existence. I give myself an “A+”. I nailed envy.


P.S. Genuinely and Monetary
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posted on Nov, 17 2012 @ 07:19 AM
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Definitely not "rich". If I was, I would send my money out of the US before bammy confiscated it.



posted on Nov, 17 2012 @ 07:42 AM
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reply to post by michael1983l


Does money buy you happiness? And is being Rich all it is cracked up to be?


 


Yes and no for both.



posted on Nov, 17 2012 @ 08:05 AM
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I know three families personally of whom I know that they are millionaires. I met them through my previous job.

All three are living in houses you and I will never be able to purchase.

All of them do have "the normal stuff" in their fridges. There are no Picassos on their walls, usually they chose the decoration for themselves, I would guess - as they are lacking in style, in my opinion. One, for example, built a large wine-barrel to sit in (its lying on its side) into his living room, I guess it should give the place some charme. In fact it looks like it was imported from the 80's.. The ugly part of the 80's. Well, its their choosing.

What do you want to know? They are NOT more happy than me or you (if you are in a normal mood). Usually they have to travel far and work far longer than me in the evening. Their kids are usually normal, of course with home cinemas and so on - but those things look to me a little deserted and lonely, some beamer and a playstation together with some nice seatings. Well, I can live without that, for sure.

Their cars are of course something nice. Bugatti Veyron, some Mercedes racing car for a lot more than I paid for my house (expensive stuff in Germany..). Nevertheless, those cars will be driven for about 1000-2000km per year, the rest of the time they are using stuff like Audi (A6, nothing luxurious) or VW or something.

The one family built their 800m²-house 5 years ago, the wife told me that she was still exploring new rooms with stuff in boxes still unpacked.. Too large, she said. Without the help of at least 1 maid she would be devastated, really.

I am not jealous. I live a comfortable live, nice enough for my family.
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posted on Nov, 17 2012 @ 08:08 AM
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Thanks for the input. I am not jealous of those that are better off than me, just curious of how life would be and if living financial pressure free has a huge impact on how you can live.



posted on Nov, 17 2012 @ 08:15 AM
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If I had a billion dollars, I'm not really sure what I'd do with it. Help out others as much as I could, because I really don't want anything that I don't have. Well, maybe a car... A car would be nice.



posted on Nov, 17 2012 @ 08:20 AM
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I have known several multi-millionaires in my life. In all honesty, they are as varied in personality as anyone else. In intimate conversations with those who are level headed, they will tell you about the same thing darkbake said above. But others range from wildly eccentric to living like they don't have a dime to their name.

I knew one farmer for two years before I found out he was a millionaire. He drove an old beat-up pickup, and dressed very conservatively. His house was an average 3 bedroom, and nothing fancy. He could afford ten times what he had, but wasn't interested.

On the other end of the spectrum, I knew a couple who lived in a "fixer upper" they bought for 5 million dollars. They had so much stuff, they didn't know what they had. The husband was very down to earth, but the wife was very flighty and extravagant.

Meh, it takes all kinds no matter what your net worth is.



posted on Nov, 17 2012 @ 08:25 AM
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Thanks for the input. I am not jealous of those that are better off than me, just curious of how life would be and if living financial pressure free has a huge impact on how you can live.


Well, the financial pressure is always there, it`s not because you have a considerable amount of money that you can live without pressure. You need to keep a very good income to maintain some luxuries.

Source: Me and my girlfriend, but mostly my girlfriend lol
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posted on Nov, 17 2012 @ 08:36 AM
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I had to log in for this one
. My father-in-law could be considered "rich". Millionaire. Owns several businesses, farms, a lot of real estate, etc. He drives a ten-year-old truck with a dent in the door. He wears blue jeans usually, but sometimes he'll dress up and wear clothes he's had the whole 20 years I've known him. I've seen him - many times - anonomously pay for funerals or other bills for people who can't afford to. His house is very modest, nice, but nothing extravagant. The only reason I even know he's wealthy is because so many other people have told me. He would never say it. My point being, some people - even if they could afford it - would never buy what we might consider a perk of "being rich". He's very respected by all who know him, especially his family - that's true wealth.



posted on Nov, 17 2012 @ 09:01 AM
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I personally don't have wealth.
I grew up with parents that made money through a retail business.
We experienced both lack of money and having more than enough at different times while growing up.
I remember not having a lot of food in our kitchen and having horrible water (it came out orange).
But then when business was doing good my father bought his "toys". Komodo (sp) tractor, 2 Corvettes, 3 personal planes and a hanger for them. He started collecting vintage motorcycles. I don't think he's happy.

In our area there are a lot of "summer" homes for the very wealthy.
I've seen some amazing Yachts.

There was someone I used to know that acquired wealth through inheritance. This person used their money to manipulate other people. To get people to do things for him he would belittle and humiliate them. Yes he spent a lot of money paying for dinners, bar tabs, and even full vacations for some. The last extravagant purchase I heard he made was a ring, I think it cost close to $10,000. But this person had Karma come and kick him in the a$$. He once said "I found her weakness, she likes to gamble" this was him talking about me. He'd entice me, ask me to drive him to the casino at night and he'd pay me. I remember having to drive him back at 7am sometimes. He was trying to encourage a bad habit. Yes I HAD a gambling problem. No I do not do it anymore. But while he was trying to manipulate me he developed a severe gambling problem as well. He dumped thousands in high stakes every night he went. To end the story he got foreclosed on. No more dinners out, no more vacations. Lost the prime real estate and had to sell his vehicles.
The worst reaction I ever got out of him was when I said "Money is the root of all evil" oh man the look on his face was priceless.



posted on Nov, 17 2012 @ 09:01 AM
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I am by no means rich (but i am happy
) I have worked hard toward a 'comfortable'

retirement. And just when that happened the banks 'lost' my 'security blanket' which was

for unforseen emergencies and the odd treat or a special holiday etc.


So what i can say is i am comfortable and was coping till the 'utilities' petrol and local

taxes started 'squeezing' the life out of me!
I still recognise that i am better off

than many.


I do the lottery weekly, and if i won a million plus, it would not change my life, except that

the 'squeeze' i mentioned above would no longer 'hurt' and i would like to do small, anonymous

treats and supprises to those who have fallen on hard times and others who are

struggling in one way or another - their pleasure would be my pleasure -



posted on Nov, 17 2012 @ 09:14 AM
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There is a billionaire on here, he told me himself. T & C's don't let me say who though.



posted on Nov, 17 2012 @ 09:16 AM
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I should imagine that the owner of the site is not short of a bob or two either






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