Is he fortunate?

@pahak627 (4198)
Philippines
November 22, 2012 7:31am CST
A man who is financially supported by his wife talked about squatters. He said that squatters should not be allowed to live in a lot because they will stay there forever. How could he said that when in fact he is just in the same level as those squatters. Literally speaking he lives in a house which is not actually his though by law he is a co-owner because it is actually the wife who spent for its construction. Maybe he has contributed but it's just minimal. This man really forgot where he came from. If he would have talked nicely about those poor people then, I could not have started this discussion.
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@jeztrose (1405)
• Philippines
23 Nov 12
The hell he is, how did he manage to talk like that? He's too arrogant! Well he is partly right that the squatters will really make that lot their own,since they have no one to live with and they have nothing.But the thing is, he must help them and understand their situation.He must not throw them away.
@pahak627 (4198)
• Philippines
23 Nov 12
He was just commenting about those squatters. I heard his comments and I didn't like it. That is why I decided to start this discussion.
@jeztrose (1405)
• Philippines
24 Nov 12
Oh well! yet he still did the wrong thing, he must not say that kind of things about them, knowing that he is one of them.
@pahak627 (4198)
• Philippines
11 Jan 13
Yes, you're right he should not have said those things.
• Philippines
22 Nov 12
When I was young, there were many squatters who lived near our house. They lived there for so many years and when they were asked to vacate the place, they didn't want to live it. It was really hard to deal with them. So that man is probably right.
@pahak627 (4198)
• Philippines
22 Nov 12
The way I see it, he seems to think that he superior than those people
• Philippines
22 Nov 12
Yeah. He thinks that he's superior because he has his own house. Even though he didn't have any contribution or he had a little contribution when the house was built, it's his wife's property. If they're married then the property of his wife is also his property. I hope he won't be that tactless. Maybe the way he said it, he put himself at the pedestal. He should let his feet stay on the ground. All of us are fair in God's eyes. No rich, no poor.
@pahak627 (4198)
• Philippines
23 Nov 12
Yes, we should talk fairly. Tactlessness is really one trait that should be corrected, but a trait could not be changed when one is already used to it.
@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
11 Jan 13
contribution is contribution small or not, his ratio of ownership based on the ratio of contribution if the squatters are not living on his lot it's not his decision whether they can live there or not. only the owner has a say if the squatters are living on his lot then he has a say. but he can't kick them out if his wife allows them to stay after all she makes the most contribution to the house
@pahak627 (4198)
• Philippines
11 Jan 13
But our law says that properties acquired during marriage is owned by the couple equally.
@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
12 Jan 13
over here it's that way too. only a general rule, generally known by public. but they always go into more details in reality.
@murkie (1105)
• Philippines
23 Nov 12
the man has a point. though coming from him, i'm just not sure. surely, squatters really shouldn't be allowed in a property. what's worse is that these squatters fight for a right that they do not have. in the end it is the legit owner who becomes the antagonist. but as for that man, maybe he has some edge over them. he is a legit owner. though i think the law specifies that conjugal properties are only those properties that have been acquired AFTER the marriage. if the wife owns the house before they were married, legally the husband doesn't have a claim on it. even so, the man has the feeling that he is way above those informal settlers.
@pahak627 (4198)
• Philippines
24 Nov 12
The house was constructed during the marriage of the couple so he has the right as an owner. Maybe he also has a point there.
• India
22 Nov 12
Hi friend, if he build his house with the help of his wife and in laws, then they too have rights in that house, he is not the sole person to own it. It is not a fair thing if he ill treated the other persons, but in some places, still the male domination are going on and the women's are facing a lot of issue due to it even though they are supporting the family financially.
@pahak627 (4198)
• Philippines
23 Nov 12
No help from in-laws, it's only the wife who spent for the construction of the house. However, under the law, the house and lot is commonly owned by both husband and wife. That is really unfair.
@jureathome (5363)
• Philippines
22 Nov 12
The nerves he has for saying that about those other people. I also have a couple neighbors here where the wife is the breadwinner, and the husbands just hang out with other bystanders. I hate such a sight.
@pahak627 (4198)
• Philippines
23 Nov 12
It's not really a good sight to see a husband who is a parasite.
@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
11 Jan 13
I pity this man honestly, he is referring to himself like what you wrote here. Well, a little change in life sometimes makes other people changed their behavior and attitude. Too bad this man forgets where he came from-