Will the world be a better place if everybody is rich?

Nigeria
July 13, 2009 9:57am CST
This thought came to me last night when i asked my house maid for a coffee.I said to myself"if this maid was as rich as i am,she would have not been here stressing herself inorder to satisfy me"so that is the reason i want to ask this question'if everybody was rich you know no body will work for someone else,so will the world be better that way?
4 responses
• United States
13 Jul 09
I think if everyone was rich, the cost of living would probably go up. Now, if it didnt and everything was the way it is now, then im sure everyone would be a lot happier because they could make ends meet and live comfortably. But im pretty sure if everyone had lots of money, then a loaf of bread would be like, ten dollars, in order to keep people in their place. I heard that happened before in my history class, and everyone had tons of money, so they raised to price on a loaf of bread to an entire barrel of money. Also, i dont think people would appreciate the things they have as much if they could just go out and buy more. Im not rich by any means, and my husband and i dont have much, we barely have any furniture, but we're extremely grateful for the things we dont have, and the time we have together.
• Nigeria
13 Jul 09
A very nice response,you are a very caring woman
@pp_earn (210)
• India
13 Jul 09
Yes,I think world would be a better place if everybody is rich!!! just imagine if everybody gets the food to eat, good clothes to wear, a place to live in, nobody would die of hunger, die of pain due to lack of medicines, die of cold, everybody will get whatever he or she wishes to have, the world will be a happier place then
@jonakyl (493)
• United States
15 Jul 09
Who will grow the food? Who will make the clothes? Granted some people would continue to do these because they have a passion for it. But who would dispose of garbage? That's hardly a passionate calling in life. Who would clean the sewers? Who would you call for plumbing problems? Who would do all the dirty jobs that nobody wants to do?
• United States
13 Jul 09
I don't think being rich would solve everything. Being rich will allow people to live comfortably and then some...but then life gets boring and at some point people would realize material things don't bring them happiness. Not every person in this world has the skills and the desire to be their own boss...and if no body worked for someone else, there would be a shortage of businesses. The business I own is a one person business...but how many really are? I also think that if people were born rich they wouldn't develop much motivation as they grew up into adults. If you were just rich anyway, there would most likely be multitudes of people who are lazy because they can be and don't work at all. Everyone being rich also takes away some things that lots of people love to do: help others. If everyone was rich, charities would nearly vanish, places where people could volunteer would be gone. To some people, they have a hunger for helping others that is in their personality, and life would lose that spark if this would be taken from possibilities. If this money was given out in multitudes to everyone...I don't know about you, but I'd stop working if I didn't have to anymore. So then you'd have people not working but reaping the benefits from those who would still work (kind of like communism in a sense) which is neither fair or successful. My mind kind of went with this one...thinking of exactly what would happen if everyone were rich...but my parents have a house cleaner that comes every week, and I've wondered what it's like to go and clean another person's house for your money. To be honest, I've asked this woman why she does what she does, and she always tells me, "Because this is something I can do and something I like to do." Maybe your maid likes her job. Not all people who aren't rich hate their lives. My husband and I are anything but rich, but life is beautiful to me. I have told my husband before that I wouldn't be rich if I could. I want to work for what I want so it's sweeter when I get there. :)
@abanerji (1026)
• India
13 Jul 09
well, to be very frank, riches would not make this world a better place. riches would give rise to more problems because the main problem of this world is that people are jealous of others. suppose you and i are rich and famous but we would be jealous of each others' success. this is just an example of the reality. to make this world a better place we need to change the mind set of people. people must really love one another. people must not have two faces. when one is talking to another then one needs to be as he is and not somthing else. to make this world a better place we need to remove all kinds of biases and remove hatered.