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Reply #22 seneca's post
As the saying goes there seneca-dear:|
"A poor man doesn't know he's a poor man until he sees what a rich man has."
Whining about people wanting what other's have is just jealousy, envy and feelings of inadequacy coming to the fore. It's been going on since time immemorial in all cultures and civilizations and countries that have ever existed on the face of the planet.
Most people, seeing a rich man (or woman - lots of those nowadays) simply demonstrate their own negativity and belief that they just aren't good enough to be able to attain to the same thing - IF they work hard and strive with purpose towards advancement. Unfortunately, far too many just look, start mewling like a kitten, get indignant because they don't have those things, and then slink back to their negative existence, never realizing - or accepting - that they, too, could do what that "whatever" did to get that money...not including of course the spawn of royalty and the magnates of the world who had their wealth gifted to them and never actually did anything to get wealthy except be born - unless, of course, one subscribes (as I do) to past lives deciding how this one is going.
If you want something someone else has - do what that someone else did, or at least to the degree that someone else did; after all, not everybody can be a university dropout who was dealing with the idiots of a large corporation that dropped the ball - like Bill Gates...but what he did CAN be done by others if they have the balls, the drive, the discipline to change themselves - not their environment, "themselves!"
If environment was a factor, then either everybody in a "place" - regardless of where that place is - would either be wealthy or flat-out poor. If somebody you know is rich and you're not, and the environment is the same, the age is roughly the same, the education is roughly the same - the problem is you are not doing things in the way the rich person is doing what they do.
And I doubt anybody with any class would buy even a real Lamborghini IMHO - if one really wants a fast car then one would buy a Bugatti Veyron. Buying a Lamborghini - again IMHO - just shows a deep feeling of inadequacy and fear of being inconsequential, whether real or otherwise...but hey, if they can make them in China - and especially since I am positive they could equal or better in the quality, and price them at the level such a toy is actually worth, I might consider it...just for a weekend drive over to Macau.
<Edited to add a "t" where one was missing.> Ed.
[ Last edited by canchin at 2008-2-24 11:40 PM ]