Unequality: Poor versus Rich people

Philippines
September 19, 2011 2:21am CST
We are created by God and we are just the same right? But why in the world poor people are being rejected by other people. Even if you don't tell me there is always a favoritism to rich people. When you have a rich visitor, you really decorated your house, cooked a special meal for them, but how about the poor it seems that they outcasts in their own community. Why do people do not treat them fairly? They are not strangers or pilgrims they are also part of the world. You are blessed if you came from the rich or wealthy family but it should be the reason to disregard the poor people around us. They also have feelings that experience hurt just like us. We need to love them, treat them fairly same as how we treat to other people. They also deserve love, sometimes they commit sins because they just wanted to have some food for their belly. the last thing, you will never appreciate how well-off you are unless you can see how poor the poor people are. Be a good steward of your money. Be generous to those who need it the most. I hope that people will be enlighten by this.
12 responses
• Philippines
20 Sep 11
The status of a person, being rich or poor really makes a difference in our society. They do not get the benefit of being respected and treat them them like rubbish. But sometimes, poor people become poor because they do not strive hard to improve their lives. I have seen many poor people who does not want to work and just rely on help from others. They seem to be satisfied with the way their lives are. I think many will treat them well and respect them if they show that they are really striving hard to improve their lives.
@celticeagle (118254)
• Boise, Idaho
19 Sep 11
I don't believe we were created by God. So you are saying that when we have rich people visit we want to impress them. Why? People now days are selfish and self serving. THey don't care what others think of them. The rich included. People strive to be rich and have it all.
• United States
19 Sep 11
i believe we are all created equal in Gods eyes but we are not all equal in other peoples eyes some people work and become better than others while some people chose to sit upon the shoreline and be lazy and not make anything of them themselves i personally try to treat people all the same no matter how rich or poor they are it is a common thought that rich people are able to buy their way out of everything and it is often thought that poor people are not worth anything and are weak
• Philippines
19 Sep 11
i was born into a middle-class family though my relatives are well off. ever since, i can feel a bit of discrimination from them but my siblings and i really don't care that much. though were not as rich as them--my siblings and i are happier and living better lives than them--and im proud to say,with a promising future. id say just don't mind the inequality-- live life to the fullest
@piya84 (2591)
• India
19 Sep 11
well people admire money ,success and this is not going to change.People must not abuse anyone in this world because of financial conditions but i dont think so this world is going to treat rich and poor equally. Some poor are poor because of avoidable conditions but others are poor because of poor choices they make in their life.
@GemmaR (8526)
19 Sep 11
I think that a lot of people prefer rich people as it is easier in life if you have money, and there is no doubt about that. However, I will confirm that I make just as much effort with poor people when they visit me in my house as I do with rich people. I have friends from all kinds of backgrounds in my life, and this means that I am able to talk to all of them and see that really, the money is not what makes them different. You have to be able to see past their bank balance and learn to love the person who they are underneath their wealth.
@JOAOPA (2)
• Portugal
19 Sep 11
As Robert A. Heinlein said, "throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances wich permit this norm to be exceeded -- here and there, now and then -- are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost allways opposed by all right thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept for creating or (as something happens) is driven out of a society. The people then slip back into abject poverty."
@labli09 (70)
• Philippines
19 Sep 11
there is unequality between rich and poor because people think that the rich people are superior and on the other hand the poor people are inferior. this must be stop,all people must be respected and trated fairly. there must be no such thing as who'se superior nor inferior since we're just all the same.
@allknowing (65087)
• India
19 Sep 11
What one looks for is happiness and happiness need not be the privilege of the rich. It is a package deal. I read a story about a king being jealous of his gardener and his wife whom he found to be very happy. He just could not understand how they could be so happy with so little while he with all his wealth was miserable. The moral of the story is it is not how much we have but what we make of what we have is the right road to happiness.
@WakeUpKitty (8707)
• Netherlands
19 Sep 11
To my opinion we are not created by God but that is an other discussion. Your subject is the unequality between poor and rich people. For some reason rich people don't feel save/confident in between poor people and vica versa. It has to do with a difference between life styles, education, habits. If you are in between other people you like to be with the kind you know. So there is nothing unexpected. If something goes wrong many people blame someone else. So the rich blame the poor and the poor blame the rich. Which is "great" since if you do so you don't need to have a look at yourself. Treating everyone the same is hard, since we all are not the same. So you can't treat everybody the same although if it comes to respect, being polite that should not be too hard. But even that is hard to do since we all have different habit, use different words and what is normal to one person can be very insulting language to the other one. Even if it is not mend to be insulting. Why do you think people who come from a richt family are blessed? Not all rich families are great if it comes to taking care and showing interest into your kids or even loving them. There are plenty of rich couples who only take a kid because it's hot to have one. Or better you adopt one or more. Everybody has feelings but fact is you can only get along with the bird who has the same feather as you (birds of a feather stick together). For many it's hard to understand what someone raised so differently really means. Even if you experience their life for some weeks it's not the same since you never grew up like that. There is nothing wrong with being generous but there is a big difference between being generous to everyone who needs it. Many people are abusers and just the fact you have a bit (or lots of) money doesn't mean you have to share it with everyone and give it away. I have been in many countries, also very poor countries and if giving money just means people are not willing to work and making something out of their own life it's a bad thing. Everybody is responsible for his/her own life. Most of us have to work to get money and there is nothing wrong with that. If you get used of the fact other people will always help you out you will learn nothing in this life! The meaning of life is that we learn what we have to learn. We have to learn to deal with the kind of life we have, with all it's aspects and to be responsible of for our self. Depending on others is always very dangerous and you will learn nothing out of that except complaining, telling (lousy) stories (being a scammer) and abusing people. It's written in the bible that there will always be poor people so this means that if there would be a god he is aware of that and there is a purpose for that too. BTW: there is big group of new rich people.. those who win the lotery for example and singers. Most of them are absolutely not high educated or born rich, but even they seem to have nothing in common anymore with the group they belonged to before they get rich. To my opinion you only need to help people if they would do the same to you too. And helping out as nothing to do with giving money. If you would never help out someone else why do you expect others to help you? Just because they have money? btw I am absolutely not rich
• Marikina, Philippines
19 Sep 11
There are two kinds of social inequality here on this world. 1.) Poor is always good in the eyes of the society even if some poor did the bad things. Rich is always evil in the eyes of the society even if some rich did the good things == First impression last within the society. Poor is always sympathize by the society because they are always been the victim even if there some poor pretend to be a victim and can take the advantage of being poor or being a victim or being weak. They are the protagonist -- a hero. Rich is always have this less sympathize by the society because they are always the one who abused the poor even if some they didn't do anything wrong. Some rich is being blame just because they are rich even if they didn't do anything. Society gives the impression of how evil and powerful is the rich because they knew, rich people can do anything they want. They are the antagonist -- evil, villain, enemy and so on. How much the rich prove that they did something good, but as long as they have this money -- society would still perceive them as they are using money to manipulate people because of evil and greediness. -- it was an emotional and mental abuse from the rich. 2.) Like what you said, poor is always been rejected -- they were outcasts in their own community. They were not been treated unfairly by the rich or whatever. They were been disregard -- they have feelings and was been hurt -- they have no food -- they were not given money and so on. Rich people has this pleasure and luxury and leisure -- they have lots of money. They were not been abused because they have money to protect them -- they are greedy and don't share to anyone. They can manipulate people with the use of money because of their evil deed and evil thoughts. ...so, these are the two social injustice here on earth. The poor is evil and the villain and so, better disregard them because they don't have money while rich is the good and hero, and the protagonists because he could have anything with the use of money. -- it was a physical and mental abuse from the poor. I said physical abuse because they were seen as no food, no money, no shelter, rejected by the community and so on while emotional abuse from the rich because society has already this impression to the rich that they are evil and abusive because of money, pleasure and luxury and they can do anything they want. Emotionally, they really can't protect themselves from harm because society seen them as rich and can do anything with money while the poor, emotionally they were been abused, but people have sympathy on them than the rich because they understood the feelings of the poor people than the rich people.
• Philippines
19 Sep 11
Some people trait other people unfairly because of their wealth..I like the poor people than rich...but the same equally created by God , just on the treasures is different.. Some poor people have more respect,they more respect the rich,but the rich look down the poor because they are richer than any one... This kind of attitude is not accepted in the sight of God,especially when their pride,it is God's abominations...God will lift up those humble heart,than those pride heart... I hope people will learn what is good and bad..