stingy

Indonesia
December 16, 2011 9:35pm CST
I have a rather strange topic. This time I am talking about the miserly or stingy. Most of the community of the rich according to the study is the stingy or miserly. To become wealthy, we need to have a little stingy and miserly attitude. Do you agree that rich people should be so stingy. Are you stingy? How do you think?
9 responses
• United States
17 Dec 11
They say that is how the rich get richer! However, I don't think this is a good way to live life. Money comes and goes. When you die you can not take it with you. So why not share and let others be blessed as well? That is why I admire those that are involved in charity. The more you give the more you get is my philosophy.
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• Indonesia
17 Dec 11
Amazing philosophy. Hope it's not only a discourse. Bless You. Thank you
• United States
17 Dec 11
I am not rich so I am not involved in charity although I wish I was able to. However, I am very giving of my time. I am PTA president of my children's school. Although it is a volunteer position and I don't get paid I am in their school all day everyday. It is important to me to show that when you are involved in your community wether it by monetary donation or by volunteering it does make a difference. I practice what I preach. I wish others would do the same if they could.
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• Indonesia
18 Dec 11
Okay, so you are important person in such a group. That's absolutely beautiful devotion. To be a charitable person is not only giving our money but involving ourselves in a charity as form our time devotion to help them. I wish people won't think the shape of help like time is not less meaningful than money which turn them inactive person.
• Philippines
17 Dec 11
I think that being "stingy" is a negative word. I will stand with my principle that anything in excess is not good anymore. Same with being stingy. If an individual is excessively stingy, it becomes something that is not good. But if done at reasonable times and appropriately, it will be a good way to being wealthy. I think that I am stingy in some things but I am not at times. It depends on the things I will buy or will do. I am stingy if I feel that I should be and I am generous at times I feel like giving. So I guess, it depends on also on my mood and what I am buying.
• Indonesia
17 Dec 11
Yeah, I agree. We must be able to adjust to the situation or circumstance that we face. Not good if we are stingy when people we love or care about needs help. As there was a case of the rich miser who would not make up for his son who was kidnapped, so that the child lost his ears because the father were not willing to pay ransom. After long negotiations and paid the money that has been agreed, he would pay the ransom.
• Philippines
18 Dec 11
Whoa! That story you just shared is unbelievable! Why does that father compromised to the detriment of his son. Very unfatherly like of him. I just feel that the father is too cold-hearted not to give in to the ransom for his son if he was able to give so. It even cost his son's ear for him to be moved into paying the ransom.
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• Indonesia
18 Dec 11
Yes, he is one the stingiest man in the world.
@thesids (22359)
• Bhubaneswar, India
17 Dec 11
Me Stingy or Miserly Aw c'mon, I am not rich I am the biggest Spendthrift you would ever find in your locality During my good times, I used to spend more that I earned and still, I wasnt in any kind of debt and even today, my wife doesnt allow me to handle finances just because she knows how big a spendthrift I am... I am worst when it comes to money and planning. And I did not mention that I am a kid at heart and so it is more all spontaneous. About the rich... hmmm.... if they were my kind of people... they would never have been rich
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• Indonesia
17 Dec 11
That's why people who is good at heart and spontaneous never be rich. I am kind of people who would never think of spending my money as minimally as possible. I also spend more than I earned. Now, I am starting to think that it is necessarily needed to be a little bit stingy and tried to save money for the future of mine. I thought I had to save for my generation as well. To be rich is not my priority, but at least I have something to inherit them for the their goodness. Do you ever think about it ?
@thesids (22359)
• Bhubaneswar, India
17 Dec 11
Yes, after marriage when you have many more responsibilities, it is always advisable to be a little stingy. I hand over whatever I earn to my wife as she is a great planner and more logical than me... I am as I always mention- still a kid who loves to go out, have his share of chocos and whotnot
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• Indonesia
17 Dec 11
Okay, I knew it is hard to change our behavior. Being good heart is good, no one deny it. Just keep on doing what you wanted to do but don't ever forgot to remain your money. Good Luck
@Porcospino (16605)
• Denmark
20 Dec 11
My husband and I are selling magazines from the lung association and we walk around from house to house. The people who live in big houses buy less magazines than the people who live in apartments. When we walk around in an area with big and expensive house and a lot of people say no when we ask them if they want to support the lung association. My husband usually jokes about it and say that they are rich because they don't spend their money I do get the impression that many rich people are stingy, but of course it is not true in every case. I am not stingy, but I hope that I can become better at saving up money, because we really want to save up money for a trip to Asia and we have to learn to spend less money than we do at the moment.
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• Indonesia
20 Dec 11
Each human has a desire. Your desire was to plan a trip to Asia continent, so to travel there cost some big money that you have to save your money up otherwise you would never go there. Others have desire to buy favorite and he or she would struggle to be able to buy that and in contrast like you want to go traveling. When someone came to your house to sell, then you don't want to buy from, it doesn't mean that they are stingy, but because they have top priority that they have put up front of their secondary needs. They have the right to chose what they want to do in their life, we can only hope that they put a little bit of their attention to what we've been through. So just enjoy your life, no one knows what you really need, they are just watcher. They are watching your role. That's it.
@deliar (609)
• Indonesia
18 Dec 11
i think stingy is not a good attitude for all people in this world. we need to share all what we have to other that need our help. stingy will make a bigger differences and long distances in the relation on people. i am not a stingy people, i will try to share what i have to each other, i think it is exciting can give something that useful for someone, there is an amazing feeling that you will get. so i think we have to keep away from stingy characteristic from ourlife,it will separate us in longer distance each other.
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• Indonesia
19 Dec 11
Mostly, comment say that stingy is not good. They admitted that sharing we have with is amazing and beautiful. What do you share with your friend ? Do you share everything? Sorry to ask you again. Thank you again
• United States
17 Dec 11
When I find myself in need of money, I think I just wish I had just enough money to be comfortable. Rich people are never satisfied with the amount of money they have, they'd rather see people starve on the street and become homeless rather than lose money on an investment. This greed is part of the reason why this country is in the financial crisis it's in.
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• Indonesia
18 Dec 11
I knew that to make ourselves feeling satisfied with the money that we have was rather difficult, because basically human has never had feeling satisfied is caused by the development of human thought. People always think of getting more and more for themselves, they never though other people who are under the line of poverty. The problem of giving help to the other people is personal problem, we can't force them to donate their money and time, it doesn't mean we run out of ideas how to help the poor, there are some sorts of help that we still could to improve their by educating them.
@squallming (1777)
• Malaysia
17 Dec 11
In some cases, yes, rich people can be stingy and because they are stingy that they became rich. However, there are also those that are rich but were not stingy. It depends on how the person get rich at the very first place. Their childhood background may have profound effects on them to be stingy or too wise at spending even after getting rich. I give you an example, I'm now taking my degree and when I try to save money, I spend Rm100 per month for food expenses which is equal to almost 33 us dollars. My colleague spends RM300 and above on food expenses which is about 100 us dollars per month. My degree course takes 4 years so roughly 48 months altogether not including the breaks. let's make it 50 months. So I saved about 70 us dollars per month. 70 X 50 = 3500 us dollars. Imagine that I reduce my expenses on other things as well, I will be wealthier compared to my colleagues
• Indonesia
17 Dec 11
You're not stingy. You need money to learn. Someday, you would know important to save your money after you've graduated from you colleagues. To became rich, you have to not only be stingy, but also spend your money wisely. To be stingy is not good, but stingy is acceptable so long it carried you good advantages. Good Luck
@haopee (494)
• Philippines
17 Dec 11
I'd rather be thrifty than miserly. When you are miserly, you aren't into sharing your blessings. Sometimes sharing your wealth can make you richer, it all depends on how you spend it to help people.
• Indonesia
17 Dec 11
Okay. I would learn from this. Thank you
@webearn99 (1744)
• India
17 Dec 11
I do not agree with the words, stingy or miserly. The words I would use to describe my spending habits as prudent and frugal. The difference being, a miser will not spend even in a necessity and a frugal person will not spend unnecessarily.
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• Indonesia
17 Dec 11
Which type are you up to ? I think I have both spending habits; prudent and frugal. I want to learn how to quit or stop these ? I knew it was not that difficult, but we can learn little by little to make better living, we had to change our spending habits.