When You See a Rich Person do you feel, anger, bitterness or jealousy?

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    Sometimes I do feel anger, bitterness or jealousy and sometimes I don't.

    In my world I rarely 'see' rich people. Plenty of people who are seemingly doing better than I am. Generally nice people so they don't ignite my ire.

    At present, I am fighting 'unkind thoughts' about a particular conservative radio talk show host. It will pass---it has passed before. There is truth --some--to what he says and even if there is 'none' he has the right to say it.

    I assume one of his principles is 'God helps those who help themselves'. Religion is not a topic he features in his daily lectures--he has mentioned it and I assume that he communicates with a Higher Power. He is philanthropic--has done much good anonymously I am certain of that. Supports those who assist others, etc.

    I somewhat object to the inference that if I had done as he did that I, too, would have accumulated great wealth and be enjoying 'golden years' without any regrets.

    I worked 'hard and long', utilized the talents and abilities I possessed, developed said talents and abilities --clearly not as well as I could/should have.

    Yesterday, his last day before the trial run on 'being retired'--I heard him say,' You are either a maker or a taker.' Makers create jobs/private sector and the Takers include--those on the government dole, anyone who works/has worked for the government and anyone receiving payments of any kind from Social Security and related assistance.

    That hurts. Why was I not told this when I was in high school? At that time --the 60's women with 'careers' were rare. I chose a stereotypical female career and that seemed 'good'/good enough.

    To learn at this point in my life that I did something 'very wrong' and have actually been a 'parasite' on society for my entire life --that is something that doesn't sit well with me.

    Bitter, yes. Envious--somewhat. Discouraged--greatly.
     
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    I can't tell how much money has in their bank account by looking at them.
     
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    I can sort of tell those that have more in their bank accounts than I do.

    If I were to seriously envy all of those people that would be a full time job and I don't have the time for that.

    I've just 'heard enough' for the time being about 'The Private Sector/Capitalism'. Yes, I believe in free enterprise, no--I am not a Socialist. sigh--I taught public school and some are convinced that anyone who would do that is firmly committed to the destruction of the American Way of Life.

    Maybe I lived in a Twilight Zone, a bizarro world--my colleagues were Conservative--some more so than others. We all signed an oath---agreeing to support the Constitution of the US government.

    What has transpired in the past decades---'Change', things have changed--in some areas at least.

    If you listen to talk radio you 'dig' for the kernels of truth. He/They are focusing on the Big Picture--and I don't doubt that there are serious problems in public education that require reform ASAP.

    What stings more---his accumulated wealth/created by himself and for himself or the implication that I am one of the people that contributed to the 'Problem'?

    At this moment--I cannot say.
     
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    I admit to getting feelings of envy.

    But I don't hate them. I just either try harder or remind myself how much I already have.
     
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    The Democrat Base is Loser Central.

    They have Obama as male head of household

    The Government feeds them, houses them and raises their kids.

    Of course they are envious of anyone who tries to better themselves.
     
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    All rich people aren't fucktards, don't let it get you down. Look at Rush Limbaugh, he makes his money from a bunch of idiots by a being hateful, hysterical moron. Who would really want to be like that?
     
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    Every liberal in America hates rich people unless they obtain that wealth through entertainment...then somehow because they earn a living playing the parts of make believe people - they are given great adoration and respect, and their words are revered.
    Go figure.
     
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    Why should I be jealous or bitter?

    I can be exactly where they are. Any of us can. And it's not even about the choices you make. People have made absolutely terrible decisions and some still end up dying ridiculously rich.

    Wealth is not as unattainable as many are lead to believe.
     

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