Rant about people

@o2bnocn (2895)
United States
April 28, 2013 8:55pm CST
People that have never been poor love to tell others how to live. I see and hear it on a daily basis. I have read comments from people telling poor people what to do. I believe you really don’t know what it is like until you live it. For some reason people that are not truly poor love to tell those that are how to live and what to do. I have even seen people say comments about other people with regards to receiving assistance. For example some people I know have posted and shared things on Facebook such as “you don’t need food stamps if you can afford beer” or “You don’t need food stamps or welfare if you can afford tattoos and manicures” While I understand why people are frustrated, I don’t think they have a right to say anything like this to people. The main reason I believe this is because they don’t live that person’s life. They have no idea and no clue what that person goes through on a daily basis. I know that there are abusers and I understand their frustration with that. These people seem to be taking that frustration out on people who are not abusing the system and just need some help from time to time. The other issue I have with this is that how do they know that the person didn’t receive the manicure or tattoo as a gift? Or maybe the person got the tattoo by an apprentice, and did their manicure themselves. It’s upsetting when you have to watch your back every single time you are around these people. I’m not currently on Food stamps or welfare but when I was younger I was on food stamps. At a gathering with some people I bought a manicure set and did my own nails. It was about a week later when I started to hear comments about people getting manicures and being on food stamps and welfare. First of all, I am not on either. Second of all, I bought the manicure set for $5 and had to redo my own nails a bunch of times because I kept messing up. It was an occasion and I thought it would be nice to do my nails for it. I hardly ever do my nails, but know when I do…I have to hear comments such as these? Oh and I don’t have any tattoos. Now I am sure there are people who do abuse and get manicures and tattoos all the time, but I’m not one of them. How can I abuse it if I don’t even receive food stamps? The problem is the comments weren’t really directly said to me but it was very coincidental that they were said at all after I got my nails done. I have a friend who is married and has wealthy parents. She has told me many times that I should move out on my own. I can’t afford to move out into my own place yet. She doesn’t understand this because her parents and husband pay for everything. She receives more help than anyone I know but wants to tell me that she is poor but I don’t believe that. You don’t know what it is like to be poor until you live it. I'm not directing this toward anyone here... Just a rant.
3 responses
• United States
29 Apr 13
I completely agree with you! I can not tolerate people that are like that. I mean, they don't understand how hurtful their words are. Prideful people are very naive. They have never known the heartache of seeing their kids have hardly anything to eat. They don't know the worry of a house note. They are just used to the pampered life of knowing everything is and most likely always will be taken care of. The "poor" people in my eyes are not poor at all because they have one quality that the wealthy will most likely never have....They have the biggest hearts, and they actually know the value of a good days work. As it says in the Bible, blessed are the truly humble and meek at heart, for they shall inherit the Earth.
@o2bnocn (2895)
• United States
30 Apr 13
I agree with you that prideful people are naive. The part that aggravates me the most is that some or most of these people had help along the way. Whether it was their parents, spouses, or other family members they had help. Others were lucky finding a job that they didn't work to get. They have never really been in a poor person's shoes so they really don't understand.
@blackrusty (3530)
• Mexico
29 Apr 13
I am going to leave you with 4 words. Well said. Thank you.
@o2bnocn (2895)
• United States
30 Apr 13
Thanks. Everyone else always speaks their mind. I thought it was about time that I spoke mine.
• United States
6 May 13
I agree with you. I am very low income but I CHOOSE to spend on my computer's hardware, but went Linux because Windows is a royal rip off.