Do you consider yourself rich or poor?

April 27, 2007 4:22am CST
In financial terms I would consider myself poor because I live with my parents and go to college, I currently do not have a job as I cannot fit it around my college work, so my parents help me out when I need it so I could be seen as poor. However when I look at my life from another viewpoint and I can be seen as incredibly rich, I am perfectly healthyand have never had any health problems, both my parents and my sister are alive, we have a nice house. I have many friends who I enjoy being with, and I have much of what I desire, apart from really expensive things. I have three meals a day and drink clean water, many of these things others do not have so I can class myself as rich. So how do you feel are? Do you really cherish money and have loads of it and are 'rich' but have nothing you really want, such as a family- or do you have no money but having everything you really want? or if you are lucky do you have both?
7 responses
@evelynlyp (788)
• Japan
27 Apr 07
Financially you are not poor either. Talk about being poor if you've graduated and are looking for a permanent job, but right now you won't be called poor because you haven't even tried to be financially independent. Wait till you move out and get a job and get a place that becomes your home. You old home (parents house) becomes just parent's house. If you still cant' make the bills and is going broke, feel free to call yourself poor.
27 Apr 07
Good point, it just feels at the moment as if i am poor.
• Philippines
27 Apr 07
I think i will consider myself rich not financially but in persons that i love and loves me. Love makes you rich, wether you have money or not. I eat three times a day on time, and i have the people i love by my side, just the thought of it makes me feel that i am rich.
@jsae29 (1122)
• Philippines
27 Apr 07
I do not consider myself poor nor rich. Financially, I guess, I just have enough money to provide for my family's basic needs. My husband and I are still striving to at least give our two sons comfortable life.
@bindishah (2063)
• India
27 Apr 07
Financially im poor too. Actually somewhere between rich and poor. Would definitely need more money to fulfil all I want to do.
@Chadanne (253)
• Philippines
27 Apr 07
Rich or Poor. This words must be first classified what domain you are pertaining to. If we use the financial point of view, I think I am poor because I always have to eat dried fish, or tuyo as we Filipinos call it, for breakfast and have to find a job at an early age to help my parents pay my tuition fee. But in terms of social relations and personal point of view, I think I'm rich because I have my family that loves me even though in a silly kid and friends that makes me fill blessed.
@akinad (448)
• Philippines
27 Apr 07
i don't consider myself neither of the both..i can't say that i'm that poor because i have the priveledge of eating atleast three-five times a day..i have a home where i live in..we have tv,appliances,computer and other material stuff..not that rich either because i dont have my own car,a big mansion,other luxurious things that rich people could only have... but in terms of love and happiness..then i can proudly say i'm rich!!because i have a family that cares and loves me so much!!friends that makes my life worth living and my baby and hubby that has really been the reason why i'm still here alive and kicking..lol..but seriously we're all rich when it comes to love...and that richness comes from our LORD..don't you think??
@eipril (401)
• Philippines
27 Apr 07
i not considered myself as rich or poor ..instead i'm at the middle ,,