Why is it that there are poor and rich people?

@reckon21 (3484)
August 1, 2008 5:35am CST
[i]I just wonder why there are poor and rich people. Why some poor people remains poor in spite of their hardworking. Why rich people become richer and richer? Why God shares unequal amount of blessing? Is this one way of testing how serious we are to God? Thats why HE measure our trust by means of problem? I pity those people, children who have nothing to eat while there are rich people who spend their wealth to a nonsense things.[/i]
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@relundad (2311)
• United States
1 Aug 08
I am of a different opinion on this subject. I think for the most part we all start out with the same blank slate, born as babies with nothing. We of course have no control over what happens in the first part of our lives. But as adults we do have some control over our finances and resources.Even in countries that are considered poor, there are still those that have and those that don't. So I don't blame your financial status on God. Nor do I think your level of trust is measured by problems. Sometimes we become okay with our situation. Thus it remains the same. Most people say they want something different but do very little to change their situation. I wasn't born into poverty or wealth, but I mandated my own financial destiny. I made sure to take advantage of all educational opportunities to equip myself and change my destiny. I worked very hard for earnings, invested a portion and saved. I was not okay with living from day to day, paycheck to paycheck. I was not okay with just surviving as I had watched most of my family do. I wanted more. So I knew that the same course that my parents and grandparents etc. would not be enough for the life that I wanted. By definition to do the same thing and expect different results is insane. I understand that life sometimes has it share of issues and problems but many times its up to you, the outcome. I volunteer for a lot of organizations that service the homeless and hungry. And I am sometimes amazed at how people comfortable people are in there situation. In conversation they tell you that they don't like their current situation and how they got to that point. But I see very few of them that are not willing to settle for there current situation. I have seen people begging on the streets and collect more than some people that go to a job everyday, but what and how they use the money is often different. I have seen people on the welfare system that use the system until the system run's out and never try to change their situation unless the system forces them to. I have seen offerings for free education and many people that will take advantage. I have seen programs that provide food, housing and clothing. But many of the people that use these services are content with just showing up to get these services and never use them as the stepping stone or help that its meant to be.
@bdugas (3580)
• United States
1 Aug 08
Although as a child we maybe born into poverity, it does not mean we have to stay in poverity. It takes determination to get out of it, hard work, oh yes some are born with a silver spoon in their mouths, and we see the effects it has on them, when you look at ones like Paris Hilton, never have to worry about anything. I think god gives us the ability to make something out of our lives and it is then up to us to do something with what we know or do. We can either stay in school and get an education or drop out and hang in the streets, wouldn't you say that what we are taught at home when we are growing up, is what we take with us in life. If you want something bad enough you will find a way to get it, though hard work and determination, I think Loretta Lynn's life story tells that, she grew up in proverty and she wanted to sing so she workded hard at getting where she is now. God gives us choices in life, right from the start, it is our choice what we do with them.
@lyzabelle (1668)
• Philippines
1 Aug 08
That my friend is a clear indication that this world is very much unfair. But I don't blame God though. He will help the poor people if they will only ask for help and work very hard.