If you Got Lots of Money YOu have Lots Of Friends

@rainmark (4307)
October 13, 2008 8:15am CST
I always hear these words from people around me and i think it's true. based on my experience even your relatives will refuse to be your friends when you are poor and not famous at school and in your community. But when the time that you work hard, you got your degree and you earn lots of money. Then they keep coming to you even you never invited them, you will surprise they will say Hello and hi to you and invited you thier family gatherings because you've got money now. That's a very sad reality in our community so if your poor and no money you are nobody but if you are rich you've got lots of friends just because of your money.
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28 responses
• India
13 Oct 08
hmmm money really matters in life...but if u have true frds then even if u get poor they will not leave u alone...but its hard to find true frds in real..lucky people only have true frds for lifetime...the frds who be with u just for money will be ur frd not for long n will leave u once u stop feeding them..but true frds are for lifelong and they nev gonaa go away frm u whtever happens!!happy mylotting frd...
@rainmark (4307)
15 Oct 08
I do agree with you. I remember my classmates before, they like being my friends coz i always treat them after that we are not all friends anymore. Happy posting.
• Singapore
13 Oct 08
Yeah. Most people are pretending to be friends only. It's true that money can buy lots of things but, it should not be the first priority in people's lives! I guess it's true that the average person only has 2 best friends in his / her whole entire life. It's such a sad thing, but it's very common.
@rainmark (4307)
15 Oct 08
Because some of th people feel embarrass to make friends with poor they wanted rich friends so that they also looks posh. And yes, it should not be the first priority. But some people make the money as their priority.
• Japan
13 Oct 08
hello there mark! I honestly feel the same you do. There are several incident like that in our family as well. For many people Money is everything, For some Money is power and for some Money can't buy happiness and there's even some hyprocrites who said they rather be poor but of course how cool is it to have money you want in your life, to shop, to live comfortably right!? I bet you agree with me as well. When you are rich you can manipulate everything, you're influencial and in the midst of poverty; people would love to be with influencial people!!
@rainmark (4307)
15 Oct 08
Yes you've got a point there.who don't like the lure of money? Thnx, happy posting.
@mojcica (1512)
• Slovenia
13 Oct 08
You dont have more friends, only more people pretend to be your friends. A true friend wont love you for the sake of money. But it is true more people like being around you and you have more opportunity to get to know friends. Its a sad truth.
@rainmark (4307)
15 Oct 08
Yeah that's true and i feel sick with those pretenders. So i learned now, im going to choose a real friend not a fake one.
@bellis716 (4807)
• United States
16 Oct 08
They are called fair weather friends.
@chiaeugene (2226)
• China
15 Oct 08
in a way this statement is true. when u have $ u would tend to have more activities than when u are broke. eg, drinking session, eating out, parties, shopping etc. all these activities would mean having more friends to join you and before knowing it, your circle of friends increases and get bigger. when u dress well, people tend to pass remarks and comments. your friends would loook up to you and your relatives would be interested at how well you are doing. all these lead to increase social activities. if u are broke or not so well off, you would have less $ for these social activities and friends are unlikely to join u. people would also not be interested in what u are doing. your social circle would be small. but i guess at the end of the day, it is important that each of us have a handful of good friends who are with you regardless of whether u are rich or poor. they are with you for the sake of friendship and you know they would not leave u in times of trouble and would render a helping hand to their best of abilities. this is more important that having a large group of friends.
@Ithink (7906)
• United States
14 Oct 08
I sure wouldnt call people like that friends, more parasites is what I would call them. I guess Im lucky as the few friends I have dont judge us on our money, ect., and that is all I want is a few true friends and not alot of people around all the time anyways that are there because of something we might have.
@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
14 Oct 08
yes it is true in most case that people would only want to be friend s with somebody when they are famous of have lots of money. good thing that me, I have friends before and we have seen each other on worst part of our lives and we don't come to each other because of money,
• United States
14 Oct 08
I'm looking forward to one day testing your theory. Right now in my condition of "have not," I know my friends like me just for me. We'll see what happens if I ever become rich. I tend to believe I'll gain friends and relatives I never knew existed.
@mflower2053 (3227)
• United States
14 Oct 08
I would think if you had more money you wouldn't have real true friends. The people that would want to be your friend are the ones who want your money. Where as if you were poor you wouldn't have to worry about that. I think having friends has to do more with what kind of person you are and how you treat others.
@jsloh1989 (181)
• Singapore
14 Oct 08
I guess that's the ugly side of human. I don't usually talk to my relatives regardless of their financial health, cause I do get to see their ugly side sometimes, not only in terms of money. I will tell you if my relatives, friends and community have a lot of such person after I strike rich ok. LOL.
• India
14 Oct 08
I totally agree with rainmark about being rich and poor but u must understand one thing u will not know who your real friends are when ur rich and full of money everyone will be ur friend infact the whole wide world will be ur friend when ur rich but u will know ur true friends only in times of trouble only a true friend will help u out when ur down and when ur in financial crisis
@lingli_78 (12852)
• Australia
14 Oct 08
it is sad... yes i agree with you... but that is what is happening with our society nowadays unfortunately... and those people who stick with you when you only have money and leave you when you are poor cannot be called true friends... they only want to make use and take advantage of you... and i am really sensitive with those kind of friends... take care and have a nice day...
• Philippines
14 Oct 08
I'd rather have a few REAL friends than a lot of so-called-friends-just-because-you-have-money.
@James72 (26832)
• Australia
14 Oct 08
Oh this is so true rainmark! If you ever wish to bring all the friends you never knew you had out of the woodowrk then end up with lots of money! Even that kid that sat next to you on the school bus just that one time will suddenly appear like a long lost brother! lol. It is a sad reality so in my opinion, if you make it big financially the best thing to do is to stay as quiet about it as possible.
• Philippines
14 Oct 08
I think there's a reality in what you are saying. It's a sad fact, though that friends only like you for your money. But I guess, there are still a lot of true friends around...friends who will stick to you through thick and thin.
• China
14 Oct 08
it is very ture,i also have this experience,my relatives alway around me asking me what we need,but they don't want to near me when my family is in poor.
@Sephrox (397)
• Brazil
14 Oct 08
Yeah... You're quite right. People always try to get along with "winners" rather than "loosers". That's a fact in our reality. And I think it will be that way till the end of humankind. But there are some exceptions of course: our real friends! Those guys just stand for you when you need the most. Real friend are rare... And those fake friends that many of you mentioned above will never know or feel what is real friendship. They will live their empty lives with empty friends. And they will complain in the end! You can be sure they will! But no one will pay attention. Because the only ears that will be ready to hear them are those of other fake friends.
@xzg555898 (210)
• China
14 Oct 08
that is true ,when we have a lot of money ,many people who were not close to me may be very warmhearted to me ,but i wil not call them friends ,maybe these poeple will not turn you for help ,they just think you are successful,you know ,we all admire the great man ,but you must understand that they aer not the men called friends,there is a old saying in china :we can find the real friend when we are in trouble ,is that right ?
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
14 Oct 08
Yup, it's true that when one si rich, we will have lots of frenz.. But they are not true frenz.. All they want from us is money and favors.. Once we dun have anything that's of any help or use to them, we are no longer their frenz, because they are not able to take any advantage on us, and instead, they will be taken advantage of by us.. lol That's humans.. Only want the best for themselves, and being calculative when it comes to them.. And when we say the same things to them, they will say we are petty.. lol =D