It is a crime to be poor?

@aerous (13474)
Philippines
April 8, 2011 9:39am CST
I don't understand other people who love money. They think poor people is criminals because they don't have money... I know a person something like this. She get away from her husband because her husband is a poor guy. She deny her husband because of destitution. It seems that her husband having AIDS/HIV that is why she get away from him why they are in bed... I don't know if it is a sin to be an indigent. I don't remember if poor people being jailed because they are impoverished? But to this wife is she treated her husband a criminals because of money. Her husband is not the person of no money but lack of more money...She depend only on money, money and money. It's really bad that this husband supper a lot of thing due to lack of money... I don't know why there are people like this wife...She loves money not her husband. Do you think being poor is a crime?
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@keyform (46)
• Philippines
9 Apr 11
Of course being poor is not a crime. However, as fact of life nowadays we are living in a material world nowadays. Not all wives are like the person you were describing here... the husband should know well his wife beforehand. It is advisable to find a person (whether a friend or your future wife) who will accept you for who you are no matter what. Just pray and hope things would change for the better.
@aerous (13474)
• Philippines
9 Apr 11
The problem with the husband is that she love his wife more than himself. He never want to hurt his wife. He even make like an idiot. But still no reaction...When we talk each other I notice his tears in his eyes. I really compassion on what he feels but I can't help him in that situation.
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@thesids (22351)
• Bhubaneswar, India
9 Apr 11
Hi aerous Well, it is a bad world out there just because some are that way. I do not know much why people behave this way but for me, I am proudly sharing this experience (my personal one) - I have been jobless since 2008 - been already 2+years now. And there is no hope that I will be a regular earner. Still, I have found that my wife loves me, more than what she did a few years back, she cares for me more. I never believe being poor is crime, instead I believe it is a kind of blessing - Here is why - if I am poor, I have only one tension - how do I get money. But if I am rich, I have so many other tensions, illnesses, and worst - I do not have time for me, my family etc. Today people do not think much on these lines and so my thoughts may clash with yours... but it is my opinion. What makes being poor a curse is not the being poor, it is our outlook and approah. Our desires and our weighing of Sucess today is only in terms of Money, richness etc and that I think is a crime.
@aerous (13474)
• Philippines
9 Apr 11
I appreciate your comments, my friend. People nowadays always think about money. That is why crimes is everywhere. Even the politician has the desire to get money easily. This maybe the biggest crime. But in that particular case of my friend, is really a terrible things...
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• Bulgaria
9 Apr 11
Its not a crime to be poor but if you want to be attract to most of women you have to be in "financial beauty".That termin is created from minds of women who discover protect and asure under money they do not have interest in men with lack of money because they know that the live with him will be hard and fierce.As we know the people relation are similar on movement of water.I mean that they make everithing in easier way just like water flow from the place with no resistance.
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@aerous (13474)
• Philippines
9 Apr 11
But the problem having more money is that no love in between. Because you know that when you do not have money. She left you and transfer to other men...
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@mandylee (267)
• China
9 Apr 11
I don't think poor people is criminal.Everyone want to as rich as Bill Gates,It's impossible!When someone fall in love ,she don't mind how much money other person have ,she love the man not the money!If a girl get marry just for money ,it's not a true love.Only when a couple work hard together to get rich,poor life can be interesting
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@aerous (13474)
• Philippines
9 Apr 11
I think the girl is selfish enough and not thinking about the feelings of her husband. You right, friend. She maybe not love his husband. In my opinion: Because if loves her husband she should not act something like that...
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@stanley777 (7178)
• Philippines
9 Apr 11
Of course not,why should it be.By the way what do you mean by poor,no capability to earn for himself/herself by being dependent to others.If not then he/she can make something about.There are many opportunities out there,just open your eyes but choose only the legal ones.People doing illegal and corrupt practices to earn money are the ones committing crime.
@aerous (13474)
• Philippines
9 Apr 11
I mean poor not enough money. Even if he is able to provide money and doing everything to make a living for his family...something like that, friend. What I worried about my friend. Will be force to do wrong to make money by easy way...I hope he can though about it?
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@dreamy1 (3815)
• United States
9 Apr 11
Didn't she know he didn't have money before she married him? If she wanted money she should have married a rich man not a poor one.
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@pogi253 (1587)
• Philippines
9 Apr 11
To some, being poor is embarrassing and disgraceful, but to a select group of people; being poor is something they’re thankful to be. They hold it and use it to their benefit to achieve better lives for themselves and for those around them. If you were poor or are poor don’t worry because you’re in good company and you’re actually at more of an advantage than those with bigger bank accounts. It may appear hard to believe for some, but having little money can drive people to immensity.
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@SimpleBB (1332)
• Philippines
9 Apr 11
Definitely NOT. No one wants to suffer from poverty. Those people who thinks that money is all that matters to have everything, are those people who are not contented of what they have and that makes them not contented and not happy in life. Thus only makes them to expect more than they have. And they are capable of sacrificing even their emotion and happiness. They are expecting other people to do what they did and makes them sad to see those people capable to be happy even they are lack of money. We can never be happy with money alone. Being poor is not what people want them to be, most of them or I would say, most of us are in some ways are only victims of scarcity. Some people could not have a nice job for they are deprived of good education. And we can't blame them for that. So for me, for those fortunate people who have sufficient money for their needs and wants, should just be happy for they are not the ones who are in the place of those people who suffers of poverty. There are things that are not really meant for us to have, so let's just be thankful and also wish for others to have a good life for them to be happy. This is just my own views, no offensement to other. Happy mylotting.
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@Dominique25 (9475)
• United States
8 Apr 11
I don't think it is a crime to be poor. It seems though that many people are treated bad or wrongly because they are poor and that is wrong. It's not always easy making a living and being able to have more money. It's sad when families are driven apart and have many problems because of their differing views on money and how much they feel they may need. I feel really sorry for the husband that you talked about and how is life is very hard because he doesn't have the money that someone else thinks he should.
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@polaris77 (2031)
• Bacau, Romania
8 Apr 11
It certainly isn't a crime to be poor,and I think most of the population of our planet,despite all technological progress,is still living below the limit of poverty,and I don't think that situation will change for the better.It isn't a crime to be rich either if the fortune was acquired through honest means,but I think it's a disgrace to despise others for being poor;after all,richness is only temporary,as it is this life,and all the riches in the world are of no use when we leave this world,so I think people who can't get enough money and want to become filthy rich shouldn't forget to treat others with respect and tolerance.
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@rolento (227)
• Spain
8 Apr 11
i don't think being poor is a crime, is much worse being a corrupted person, for example, and i prefer to be poor and be happy instead on having lots of money but have a rotten soul and a person full of sorrow and unhappiness. people that only love money should lose the most precious value that all the humans beings have. the health, because being a corpse you can't use the money and anything xDD
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• Philippines
8 Apr 11
hello aerous, No one wants to be poor or be an unfortunate one it's just some are after the money all they think is money their heart contains greediness because of the money. It is true we need money and it is important to our lives so we can sustain our needs but it doesn't mean that if you don't have enough money you will be treated unfairly well this wife actions seems like a person who is willing to get laid if the price is right or maybe the wife don't want the husband anymore better to talk about it then if the relationship is useless they can have a legal separation or annulment. happy mylotting
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
8 Apr 11
Hi. aerous. This is very sad to leave a person just because they are poor. Being poor should not be a crime. It should be a crime for people that refuse to help these kind of individuals out. Instead of seeing them as a criminal, they should try to help them out. Placing them into jail is not going to solve the cure the problem. The fact remains that, these poor people are in very much need of assistance.
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• China
8 Apr 11
I think people like to have a easy life and money can help, that's the reason why most people like money,includ me~ but I don't think poor is crime. I think living a poor life but being happy is nicer than living a rich life but being unhappy. How many people who is rich and happy?
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@trial1 (10)
• Indonesia
8 Apr 11
money is not everything, and poor is not a crime, the crime is the intention in ourselves, many people are rich but have a evil heart, steal and rob other people's lives, corruption and so forth. if we are born poor, but we have no intention to do crime but always intend to do good, would not you richer than rich people who have evil intention. so poor is was not crime, we ourselves who decide to commit crime or not.
@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
8 Apr 11
hello aerous, Didn't she realized about it before she marry the guy? Didn't she know in the first place that she's marrying a poor guy? Did the husband ever cheated her and pretend being a rich man that's why she agrees to marry him? If the answer is NO...then,it's her fault. She should have married a rich guy. If she can't afford to live with her husband anymore,better file an annulment of legal separation. There's no use of living in one roof without love and respect. Just my opinion dear friend. happy weekend
• United States
8 Apr 11
Being poor is not wrong it is the actions taken at times to get out of being poor that is wrong. People need to understand that poverty is not shameful and at times it is strictly not a choice. Sadly that anyone would steal and say it is because they are poor. Because in my opinion stealing is a choice and not an obligation. I would rather beg, and ask for help then steal.
• Thailand
31 May 12
Indigenous people from the mountain can survive and continue living without a penny, but in the other hand it's also a fact that money is everyones need in order to survive in this material world. But if you are lack money , no one will ever tell you that you have committed a crime being poor or indigent as you said. If your wife just love you for the money, then it's not love so why call your self a criminal? One day she will realize that relationship is more important than money... If you two both love each other and help one another, money will not be a big problem. You can get money anytime in different ways, but a good husband is a rare to get. If she get's away to hide from the life you can give her then she must loved the money over your marriage. Being poor is not a crime ,but a misfortune. All you have to do is to strive more and show to her that you are capable of becoming a husband. Show her that the money is just a part of our life, but it's not everything....
@aerous (13474)
• Philippines
31 May 12
Yup! I agree with, grace. Being poor is not crime but those people in power treated poor like a criminal and evict them to what they are even if there is no court order as the rule must carried out before doing such actions... I really meant to all the poor in our society and did not pointed out in any specific individual. Because I witness those people being suffered from injustice in our society...
@lampar (7597)
• United States
30 Jan 12
Being poor itself is not a crime, but using your poverty situation to justify your crime spree like robbery, thievery, arson, stealing and plunderage is a crime.
@aerous (13474)
• Philippines
31 May 12
They are force to do the crimes because of this society that has nothing to do to improve their lives but using them as a escape goat to justify that they are really criminals... In contrast with that; there are poor people that instead of looking for the betterment in life they are the one who is lazy and complaining
@KrauseHome (35507)
• United States
27 Jan 12
Personally I think often times too many people are too judgemental of people who are going thru hard times. They often are the ones making Fun of them, and criticizing them. Especially the ones who are homeless having to live on the streets. Due to the Economy, and job loss, etc. many times they cannot help where they are, and would Love to trade places with you. Many times these are people who would Gladly trade places with you having a home, job, etc. if they could. We just need to be more compassionate and understanding with them.
@aerous (13474)
• Philippines
28 Jan 12
You right, my friend. Because nowadays life really deteriorating and seems the economy still under recovery and government officials didn't know what to do to uplift the life of every citizens in their respective countries... We hope that poverty will be lessen in the future...