Would you rather be with ordinary or rich people?

May 23, 2012 9:20am CST
This is a question for you all guys! I need to know your point of view why you want to be with ordinary or rich people. For sure you have your own reasons. I personally like to be with ordinary people as they are true to themselves, happy and are content of simple things in life. I am one of them and I guess this is why I like to be with them. It's hard to be with rich people as I tend to be very careful with my words and action and the big thing is I am not like them. But I don't know how to say it nicely to them that I prefer to be with ordinary people without hurting their feelings. I don't know what they see in me but I'm totally not comfortable with them.
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25 responses
@NailTech (6884)
• United States
23 May 12
I can't generalize like this, it seems I have seen many kinds of people. Both rich and ordinary and both have their faults. So it wouldn't matter what their financial status is, they should just be kind and that is all that matters most. I do find happy people being easier to get along with as their mood often rubs off on me, usually.
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24 May 12
I am not generalizing it is just in my case. Being rich or ordinary doesn't always dictate the personalities of a person. But let's face it, rich people have different likes than ordinary people. For example, they prefer to go to nice places but very costly.
@Bebs08 (10685)
• United States
23 May 12
Well, you can be a rich person but looks ordinary. There are rich people who acts very obvious that they are well to do. But there are others also who are very rich but they looks ordinary because they choose to be like that. It can help them too to protect themselves from robbers or thieves or hold uppers when they look ordinary. Well, there are also ordinary people who are trying to act like rich.. hehehe... but to me, I would prefer to a real ordinary person who has a heart to love others.
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24 May 12
I agree, I know some people who don't try to show off their wealth. but still, I feel uneasy going with them.
@annavi23 (6543)
• Philippines
23 May 12
I guess i like to be in the ordinary type of people but then of course, we all have to strive for our financial needs as well, so it may come a time we have to dream and be rich though not that so rich that you are so popular to the world... the kind of rich people who still have the nature of being from the ordinary one who just succeeded and had been satisfied for attaining the dream they want to have...
24 May 12
We can always dream to be rich coz it's free. But being with rich people is not easy especially if you are not used to the things they normally do.
@annavi23 (6543)
• Philippines
25 May 12
Yes, we can always dream to be rich but then dreams can't be made if we don't make action for it. Well, you can always seek for people who have been rich but then still satnding on the ground and not putting themselves always on top. These people we really need them to keep us inspired and help us achieve our dreams... Sometimes we have to cope to the new suuroundings we haven't been before. We have to explore and be happy with it...
@Yheart (496)
• Indonesia
3 Jun 12
I choose to be with ordinary people as long as they have good personalities. Standing by rich people sure is hard. Though the ones we know are friendly to us, still we need to behave ourself. And sometimes, their acquintance might look down on us. Really, sometimes it's very tiring.
4 Jun 12
Good point Yheart. Sometimes their acquantances are what's making it so difficult for us to mingle with them.
@lumenmom (1984)
• United States
1 Jun 12
I tend to be more comforatble with ordinary people but I do have some rich friends that I love just as well. The main thing I like about people whether rich or ordinary (or poor) is that they are true friends and compassionate to others no matter what their status. Most of my friends with money don't appear to have money. They are frugal, health conscious and dress very ordinary (no designer stuff or flashy jewelry). They accept me where I am. Actually my poor friends (and family) treat me worse!
4 Jun 12
well I like to be with these kind of people who are rich but not showy of their wealth.. it makes everything easy for someone like us.
@mythociate (17465)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
24 May 12
'Having rich friends' is part of "The Secret" (maybe not the way we understand 'friends' today--which is more like 'acquaintances you don't hate'--but more like 'co-citizens whose success depends a little upon your own success.') But I'm curious how you meet people and see that they're "rich or poor" before you see if they're worthy of your friendship. That's one way money gets in life's way---like you look at the world with a filter over your eyes that sees money. I don't wear such a filter. I hope that what I do helps all who do what they do near me. Hope it helps them do it a little better, a little closer to the way Our Father would do it. As they improve, I like it better and I'm sure they like what I am then able to do a little better.
4 Jun 12
You can easily see the difference of rich person from an ordinary one. Sometimes, the way they carry themselves, the things their own and yes even with their physical appearances show their status in society. I only choose friends that I can get myself comfortable.
@veejay19 (3590)
• India
24 May 12
All my friends belong to what is termed as the middle class or the common man and i too belong to this category.I have never moved with the elite class since they are big spenders and socialize too much.They look down upon people like us and behave in a condescending manner.Most of this class of people are artificial and hypocrites.The middle class people are down to earth,generally honest,friendly and in these days are struggling to survive in a harsh world.I am quite comfortable with this group and don`t intend to be anywhere else.
4 Jun 12
yeah most of the elite class are big spenders. If we go with them we will be tempted to spend also beyond what we can.. and it's hard to get along with people who don't have the same level as we have.
@chiyosan (30213)
• Philippines
24 May 12
When you say ordinary people, you meant middle class or the lower class? I think there are rich people(many of those i knew) but are really simple and does not dress themselves up extra ordinarily and they get along pretty much with everyone else. What i really don't like are social climbers, and i do not mind being with almost all types of people as long as i become acquainted and comfortable being with them. sometimes it only just takes a little "going out of your way thing" to get to know someone and that is when you will be able to really know if it is worth being friends with them. Sometimes it depends on the people you get to know, and it does not matter where they are, or what social status they hold... =)
24 May 12
I don't like social climbers or people who want to be with high profile personalities. But I have observed that, we you are rich there are many people who want to get close to you.. so this could be one of the reasons why rich people become selective in choosing a companion. In my case, the people I am with are nice but I'm just more happy when I am with the ordinary ones as I can express myself without any hesitations.
@WakeUpKitty (8696)
• Netherlands
23 May 12
I like to be alone, if I have to choose I like to be with people who have character, are creative and full of live. I don't like to be with people who are boring or bored or dull. I also don't like to waste my time to just hang around and talk about nothing. I don't care about how much money they have only about how they are as a person.
4 Jun 12
Appreciate your comment and I somewhat agree with your reasoning.
@jaiho2009 (38988)
• Philippines
23 May 12
I have a friend who really belongs to rich people or high standard society. But she is a good person. She always have a helping hand, even some people are abusing her kindness, but it didn't stop her for helping others. There are ordinary people who are arrogant and self centered. So, it depends on each individual person. Not all rich people are hypocrites and not all ordinary people are good and honest.
24 May 12
While it is tre that not all ordinary people are good and honest, most of them are simple and easy to be with. Rich people can also be kind and always have a helping hand but these people are so rare today.
@Porcospino (30477)
• Denmark
23 May 12
Most of my friends are ordinary people like myself, but I also have a few rich friends. My rich friends are very nice people, but sometimes we find it difficult to understand eachother. My passion is travelling, but I only have an ordiary income so in order to save up money for travelling I need to have to two jobs and I need to spend very little money in my every day life. My friends also like to travel but they are able to buy expensive things in their everyday lives and travel at the same time, and it is not easy for them to understand my situation. In a way it is easier for me to spend time with ordinary people who also have a limited income and face some of the same problems as me.
24 May 12
yes, rich people do not have problems in money just like ordinary people have. They could buy expensive items without feeling a pain int their pocket. It's the normal thing they do. So it is just good to be with practical persons who are commonly found in the ordinary class since they have no choice but to spend only what their money can buy.
@aritahime (221)
• Indonesia
23 May 12
Since I'm an ordinary person, then I would rather be with ordinary people as well. Sometimes I don't understand what the rich people talking about, and I just can't communicate with them very well. For example when they are talking about their expensive bags they just bought, I don't know how to respond, I'm just confused of what to say. hahaha..
24 May 12
Exactly! Sometimes it's hard to be with people who are not like us.. who like more expensive things and we find ourselves lacking and cannot relate to their topic. funny but this is really happening.
@jkct02 (2860)
• Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
23 May 12
Your description of rich and ordinary people seems to indicate that they are different species of men. Is rich people the opposite of everything what an ordinary people is? Ordinary people 'are true to themselves' so rich people are deceitful? Ordinary people are 'happy and are content of simple things in life'. So rich people are not happy and not content of simple things in life? Your generalization is not fair and inaccurate. There are good and bad in everything. There are good and happy rich people who like simple things and being truthful and content with their lives. There are also ordinary people who are not happy and always carving for expensive goods and who are also not content with what they are. I worked hard and I do honest business. I succeeded and I become rich. But I am still who I am. I am happy, truthful and content with my life. Why must people treat me differently because I am rich? Why must people be not comfortable with me because I am rich? Why must people be careful when they interact with me just because I am rich? Is it fair to discriminate me just because I am rich? Is it because you have an inferiority complex, that makes you feel that way? Being rich does not mean superiority. Being ordinary is not low in class. Don't take that too seriously. We should differentiate people by their individual manner and behaviors. To generalize is not wise and totally wrong.
24 May 12
I didn't say that rich people are the opposite of ordinary people.. it is just in my case and I am not generalizing. That is the reason why I want to know your point of views coz for sure you all have your own reasons. Thanks for responding.
@riempie9 (1023)
• South Africa
23 May 12
If Jesus were here today he would be with the poor people in the townships and not with the rich. By my very nature I always root for the underdog. I am not at all interested in fame, money and possessions. I would learn something for sure from someone who has struggled and I would also feel good if I was able to help.
24 May 12
You have a god point. This is one of the reasons why I like to be with ordinary people as I tend to appreciate my own life more and learn from their struggles. It's always nice to help but not to the people who intends to take advantage of our kindness.
24 May 12
the best is to be rich people with an ordinary person personality i think.. we can have lots of money but wtill we hang outs with ordinary people, go to ordinary cofee shop, eat cheese burger in Mc Donalds and do other ordinary things.. i always put my respect for that kind of people because i think they were so amazing, they have lots of money but still they join our ordinary people community, talk to us, humble, polite, and true about this life, i ever met those people who are rich but not with the nice personality one, i know they guys have money but that doesn't mean you can treat other people with bad, money is important, but money can't buy everything, so, be rich with low profile is best i think ;d
• United States
24 May 12
I would say the ordinary, but yet I do not know that many rich people either. But some I had talked with are ok, and yet a few too higher up you may say. Some can be rude and sorta not good enough additude...anyway down to earth , good old talking people are for me...money cannot ever replace a good friend...
@Thoroughrob (11747)
• United States
24 May 12
I don't care how much money they have, I just want them to be down to earth. I want to be around someone that is easy to get along with.
@CTHanum (8250)
• Malaysia
24 May 12
I don't mind whether I will be with someone who is ordinary or not.(^^) I can't say anything since I am single but for me either way is okay and both have their own pros and cons. There are some rich people who are nice and they are some ordinary people who are not grateful for what they have. If you bound to someone who are rich and if the person is nice and good then why not?? But it is up to you~(^^)
@jennbart (1330)
• Philippines
24 May 12
Iam not really choosy who I want to be with.I can be with the ordinary and also with the rich. I need a balance in life.One thing for sure is that we can learn from both walks of life. I also have rich friends, but they live so simple.You wouldnt even think they are rich as they live and act like so ordinary. I realized that, even if they are rich and lives in a posh subdivisions, they dont flaunt their richness. They eat streetfood just like everybody else. With the ordinary people I came to be with, they are hardworking people. They are nice people also.I want a mix of both worlds
@safety69 (592)
• Taiwan
24 May 12
I like being just normal or ordinary as you say , I like to enjoy life , even i had that much money i would love to go and seat down on the grass in a park and just enjoy the moment, rather than being in a very fancy party just pretending and being good to everybody who maybe i dont even know at all. Yes , sometimes its good to attend parties but the happy ones , the one that really can enjoy myself. I guess you just can invite your rich friends to joy you in whatever you like to do and if they are so bored just , dont go , get busy doing something else that u really enjoy , think about what you want not what they want . Nothing wrong with it.