Only the rich get richer?

India
October 21, 2006 3:49pm CST
Do you think people who are rich now can get more rich in the future? It is a common misconception. I believe against it. Itz not that only rich can get richer, but itz just that they have the resources and the opportunity to become richer. What do you think?
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@Schubler (1530)
• Romania
22 Oct 06
I don`t think so... everybody is born with egual chances in this world... if you look better you will see that one of the biggest millionaires in the world had a very complicated life or lived not so good many of them being poor... so ... no being rich doesn`t mean that only the rich get richer... also you have to know that of one wants to get rich he doesn`t need money... and also know that in a business if you want to call it a business you always have to be in profit... so everytime try not to bring your own money... always use other people`s money and nver risk yourself ...
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• India
22 Oct 06
you sound as if you have been into it, or you into it? Anyways, valuable suggestions there. But to suceed in business, you'll need and initial push-up to get you started right? The rich need not wory about that, but what about the lesser mortals?
@Schubler (1530)
• Romania
22 Oct 06
To answer to this I have to say something about our self confidance... the lack of money tends not to give us so much faith in ourselves... but if we don`t have faith in ourselves the money will not come... So what do you choose not have money or have faith in yourself??? Real faith!!!
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• India
22 Oct 06
pychological faith is there, but how much can it replace the material faith(money)?
• United States
22 Oct 06
I wrote an article relating to this recently. If you are interested here is the link: http://articles.untroddenroad.com/article30.html I think it comes down to attitude. If you always had wealth you have a subconscious belief that you will never want for money and so it comes to you easily. If you have always struggled you may feel you will never have anough and thus create a block against receiving abundance.
• India
22 Oct 06
Wow!!! A really big Article. I'll need some time to digest the whole thing. Thanx for the response. I too believe that the rich develop this psychological thinking. But won't the poor be more determined when they think that they won't make it? They might leave the effort then and there, but some(adament and headstrong) will take it as a challenge. Don't you think?
• United States
22 Oct 06
Yes exactly. Some people rise to the occasion to rebel against the mindset and create wealth for themselves. Others, even if they think they are trying, still may carry some mental blocks. So many things we do not even realize sink into our heads: "It is easier to get a camel through the eye of a needle than to get a rich man into Heaven." Does that mean rich people are bad? Well, if you don;t want to be bad don;t get rich. Nobody thinks this consciously of course, but they are deeply ingrained attitudes we may or may not carry with us that can block us from aquiring wealth. Just my opinion of course!
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• India
22 Oct 06
And I appretiate and enjoyed this opinion of your, thanks for your valuable response. But I don't agree with Rich people being bad? if that was what you meant i.e.....Many are rich AND good. take Bill Gates, though he is the richest, he takes up somany chritable activities. I sometimes feel, there are people who have a soft corner for the poor, even though they are rich....
• Netherlands
22 Oct 06
In America with capitolism I suppose.
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• India
23 Oct 06
Need not be America alone. But you gave US as an example. Thanks for your post. Now balance is changing again....
• Netherlands
23 Oct 06
I don't have another example in my experience. I come from a nation that was communist so what do I know about that. :) heh
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• India
23 Oct 06
Oh....well, Anyways, Thanks for the comment. All the best myLotting....
@kpfingaz (1028)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
22 Oct 06
Yeah look at people who were born into rich ffamilies like the Waltons ( Walmart). they will always be rich since they have the funds to really invest and build and maintaine their empire. did you know that six Waltons are among the top 10 richest billiionaires in America. The poor have fewer opportunities and thats why when they do make it they branch off and do other things. Its the blue print. to be rich you have to emulate the rich.
• India
22 Oct 06
Thank you sharing the info about the waltons. I didn't about it. But do you think trying to emulate the rich make the poor rich? Times have changed. The ease with which they big companies grew back then, cannot be comparable now. They created the market literally. But trying to get a portion of their succes in todays modern world is a difficult task. Also, Do you think the rich will sit quitely while you become equal to them, or even exceed them? they will try their level best to thwart you?
@kpfingaz (1028)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
22 Oct 06
If you are determined and have the drive to become what you want to be which is what the self made millionaires did (they emulated others who showed those qualities) you will overcome obstacles and believe me there will be obstacle like people trying to thwart you. Success is not success unless you have worked hard for it. Donald Trump was asked what he would do if he lost all his money. He replied that he would get a regular job then when he got paid he would buy a suit and go hang out with millionaires.
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• India
22 Oct 06
Nice, Well....no idea who Donald Trump is, but got your point. Thanx for your 2cents.....
@kokopelli (4842)
• United States
22 Oct 06
generally yes, rich people get richer. but it doesn't mean they can't lose what they got if they aren't careful. same way with the poor ones, with hardwork, patience and faith, they can turn everything around. "The victory of success is half won when one gains the habit of setting goals and achieving them. Even the most tedious chore will become endurable as you parade through each day convinced that every task, no matter how menial or boring, brings you closer to fulfilling your dreams." - Og Mandino
• India
22 Oct 06
Thank you for the input. And Thanx again for the quote. I'll get it printed and stick it on my wall. Really good. Coming to your response, you are right about staying in the top spot. Infact I believe that it is more difficult to stay in the top spot than reach there. Many people have reached the top spot in their lifetime, in many fields. But to stay there, you need real determination. Thats when your real capability is challenged. Thanx again
@kokopelli (4842)
• United States
22 Oct 06
my pleasure :)
@bterrier (308)
• United States
25 Feb 07
I think the phrase is some what true! Buy 2 get one free is an example people who are rich will take advantage of that making them richer. There are many other promotions like that I know I've passed up, just cause the money wasn't their.
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• India
26 Feb 07
what u said might not be the answer for my question, but i agree with your example. I too, missed out on many osuch offers because i didnt have money
@kittu007 (946)
• United States
27 Nov 06
Same with me
• India
26 Feb 07
One more like minded person..........
@dellion (6706)
• Malaysia
22 Oct 06
Its easy for rich to get richer but I don't think thepoor can't get rich one day provided they work hard,get chnaces, be creative and probably with some luck!
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• India
23 Oct 06
Hmm...LUCK, the ultimate god of all businesses. Sure, luck can make a begger a billionaire in a matter of seconds. Now the balance is even again.......between the ones supporting it and the ones not......Thanks for posting.....
@raghavibm (544)
• India
22 Oct 06
Some of the explanations given may be wrong , but The rich will always be getting richer mostly, because they have the engouh capital and so they can take risk in to the investment, so they get richer.. but poor or middle class people dont do those thigns.. hence, it is not happening for them..
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• India
23 Oct 06
So you are saying that, risk taking capability of the rich helps them get richer. So, here the concept of fear comes, which many poor people who aspire to become rich do not have much. But yours is credible answer.....Thanks for posting........
@jhannon (1410)
• United States
22 Oct 06
yEAH SURE ANDTHE POOR HAVE BECOME PORRER THE ECONOMY IS BAD..
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• India
22 Oct 06
this is what is happening in India.l Though we are celebrating that our stock markets are skyrocketing, the economical status of the poor hasn't changed. That is the economy of a country (stock and share market), only indicates the wealth of the wealthy......
@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
22 Oct 06
I think it's easier for the rich to get richer, but that it's possible for someone not born rich to get that way. It just takes a lot more work on their part.
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• India
22 Oct 06
Thanks for the response. So, any lead on your Job Hunt mate?
@djmarion (4901)
• Philippines
20 Mar 08
having a lot of money or being born into a well-off family gives you the opportunity to do whatever your money can do and pursue whatever business you want to venture into. although i agree that its not only the rich who can be richer, people with ready money have more opportunity to invest and grow their money further than the ordinary people who lack financial means to do what they think will improve their lives.