Do You Agree That The Rich Gets Richer and The Poor Stays Poor?

United States
January 18, 2007 8:22am CST
The world is so unfair. The rich gets richer. Richer in this context doesn't necessarily means more money. Just because they are rich, they could experience more, learn more, get more, live a better life and various other advantages. For example, a rich family wouldn't need to worry about money. Generally this in turn makes happier life for them. No worries, no stress no whatsoever. Rich people also gets to learn more, they get to buy more books for example. A friend i know gets to buy all the computer hardwares he ever wanted. He have like few desktops and few laptop. So, in turn, he gets to experiment and learn about hardware. This makes him richer in knowledge and technical skills. Besides, they frequently travel to places around the world. So, this makes them richer in life experiences. In short, they buy more,they see more, they learn more and they gets richer in a lot of aspects. So unfair isn't it? What are your views?
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@shyam4uall (1002)
• India
18 Jan 07
you are perfectly right... In this world..rich gets richer and poor gets poorer.. I think the present system of administration and also the government laws and policies are responsible for the same..So inorder to overcome the problem I think first of all we need to change ourself before making any judgement on anyother's fault..
• United States
18 Jan 07
Thanks for the reply! ^_^
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@swasti (1157)
• India
19 Jan 07
well i dont think it is really so . the goverenment is actually trying to make even poor rich. i will give u an example. for example, im from india. to get seats into good colleges we need good marks right?? but heer the slection and admossion is not only based on marks. it is based on a student's financial status and his caste. like a student from a village need not get very good marks to get into a good college. whereas a student who us from upper caste needs really good marks. this tpye os situation is so cuz a student who is poor cannot afford to buy books and take up good coaching to get good marks and get into good college. whereas the rich student can do. so there r relaxation for these poor to study and come up inlife. so wat i mean to say is that it is not necessary that poor always remain poor , things r changing. for example my servant's grandson has finished his engineering and has got a job in software industry , so he is going to earn a lot their life style is going to change. my sevant has been working hard all her life and now she has got the fruit of it.
@aash63 (75)
• India
19 Jan 07
yes you are right."Rich will stay rich and Poor will stay poor".but one question are you rich or poor?you may have answer that you are an average.so that is the answer of all rich men. so i am anxious to know when is a man is said as a rich man? I am living in a poor circumstances.so i really mean to something in this total internet is to earn some thing for my study purpose. i am an engineering student.and my parents are stuggling hard for my education. so iam the poor and i am becoming rich in education.so rich may or may not be stay as rich.but the poor struggle for their wealth and in one way or other they become rich. thank you.
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• India
20 Jan 07
really you can understans the problems of poors.i think u can respond against apoor discussion
@rsa101 (32160)
• Philippines
19 Jan 07
I don't neccesarily agree with your statement. Although there is a trend that the rich becomes richer but then there are also those that came from the poor sector that becomes succesful in their life. And from time to time there are those irresponsible rich that fails and goes to the other side.
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• Philippines
19 Jan 07
well that's how it goes nowadays right?there's a saying if there's a will there's a way. if your will is to be rich then strive to reach that goal. but if your just contented with what you have then stay that way.
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• Philippines
19 Jan 07
You have a good point about this issue. But then, there are poor people who get rich because they strive hard to get in the position they wanted. I guess rich people becomes even richer because they are not afraid to try new things, why? because their money gives them confidence. The problem with poor people is that they underestimated their capabilities. They just stop to a certain level of self improvement. They lack focus because they have lower self-confidence. IT's just a matter of believing in yourself, trusting your instincts and executing it right. You'll see, you can get to the top.
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• Indonesia
19 Jan 07
i don't thik so bubblefish. in my country indonesia, that famous with the poor country. u can see the people is 60% below the rates of poor. u can see much poor in here, they born from the poor parent's.they born from nothing. but i must give much salute to them. they work hard to make themself better. they workhard to change their life. they don't give up with their condition. they don't wanna their child have a bad destiny like them. so if u called the rich gets richer and the poor stays poor. it's mean u judge them as a poor people. they born with the condition like that, but they worhard to change that condition
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• United States
18 Jan 07
I agree with you. The world is inherently unfair. It's been like that since the beginning of time. In reality, the gap between the rich and the poor increases every year. Did you know that the top 1% control 33.4% of our country's wealth and the next 19% control 51% so that leaves 15.5% of the countries wealth for the other 80%! Astounding isn't it? These numbers increase every year thanks to globalization and outsourcing. More and more high paying jobs are outsourced to India and other places. The jobs we add to the economy? Fast food jobs and other minimum wage jobs. Our standard of living in this country is going to drop and the middle class will be eliminated that this rate. In the future there will be the polarity of rich and poor.
18 Jan 07
I would say that the main reason for this is actually education. As in the 'rich' are more educated than the 'poor' therefore they are able to use their resources more effectively. So in essence I agree, but the unfairness stems from the poor being uneducated. If we can educate people better, then they will have a better quality of life.
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@degoke63 (37)
• Moldova
18 Jan 07
There is nothing bad in that the rich re gettine richer but what i hate to hear is that the rich should not monopolise knowleage or policies to favor only them. there should be equal opportunities for all
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@god_spear (498)
• Philippines
18 Jan 07
Yes the rich get richer becuse they tried their best not to waste thier riches becuase they dont like to became poor they cannot accept to become poor, They research how to earn more money because they can afford to, they have advance equipments to turn to like laptops for searching ways to became richer. While poor cannot became rich since they really poor they just work to have food for their daily needs. Maybe if someone give them money to strat a smell business and from that they will work hard to improved thier status and change thier lives. The rich can help poor people to become rich also or to only alleviate thier lives. It seems that your right It looks unfair. But if the rich will be generous enough to help the poor it will change maybe.
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• United States
18 Jan 07
Thanks for the reply ;)
@3m1l1a (261)
• Indonesia
18 Jan 07
The rich get richer if he/she has ability to maintain their riches. And more easier for them to keep rich since they have lot of money to create another lot of money :)
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@toiletto (105)
• Philippines
19 Jan 07
couldn't agree more... thats the way it is..wake up
@sigma77 (5384)
• United States
18 Jan 07
It is not a question of life being fair. That mundane thinking will keep you down and complaining the rest of your life about how everything is unfair. The question you need to ask yourself is about your situation. What are you going to do to find riches in your life? I don't mean only money. You say the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. That is false thinking. There is more than enough abundance to go around. The "rich" as you term them, have found ways to tap into the abundance that is anybody's for the asking. Because they may be rich, does not mean that someone else is poorer. All riches are infinite! Money is like love in a way. Is there any limit to how much you can love? There is no limit as to the money you can have. The only limits are the ones your place on yourself by thinking as you do. You can find your riches in healthy relationships, doing work you enjoy, being happy because it is a choice, thinking for yourself, enjoying great health...whatever you find goodness in. As long as you complain about life outside of yourself, you are focusing on your lack in life. Begin to focus on the things you want, no matter what they are. It is true beyond a doubt, your thinking will get you all you desire in life. So, it is best if you think of goodness. If you look at the rich or money as something evil, you will certainly be doomed to a life of poorness. Change your thinking and create the life you desire.
@sigma77 (5384)
• United States
18 Jan 07
You are now on the right track. Everyone should see that movie. All the best to you.
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@vyaasrad (565)
• India
18 Jan 07
this is not right ..there are chances for a rich to get poor and vise versa
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• United States
18 Jan 07
Thanks for the reply =)
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• India
20 Jan 07
greed make rich to poor and ambition make poor to rich.am i correct?
@nadh1981 (75)
• India
19 Jan 07
Never, any one can become rich if he really understands what he should do to be rich. Many among the now richest people are once poor. They made it by their will power and hard work. Just follow this.. "never say 'I cant'.. say I will try." "Awake, arise and stop not till you reach your goal" and this is my best one "Necessity is the mother of invention". U feel u must do it at any cost, and u will do it at any cost, its the attitude that makes every thing happen, be +ve, blame your self for every mistake you did, believe in your self, and no human is born intelligent, its the way they think, they think intelligent.
• India
19 Jan 07
Hey no one is born rich, you become rich when you think rich. Opportunities doesn't knock doors for every one, you have to create your own opportunities, make your own life, it takes time and lot of struggle. "Winners never quit and Quitters never win" And thats true. Look around for the opportunities, and you have many choices, and u have many chances to make your life better.
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@Celanith (2333)
• United States
19 Jan 07
There are a lot more things in life that make one rich besides money and it is things the richest man in the world cannot buy with his money. Love, honor, respect, a good name, love, contentment, happiness. A good marriage. I am rich in all those things though not rich financially. One person we know once said of my family "your the richest poor people I have ever met" We made do and do with out and we find ways around the problems of money and we survive. So in some aspects it is unfair but God takes care of us and so I have the richest daddy in the world all I have to do is ask, believe and wait.
• United States
19 Jan 07
Thanks for the reply! ^_^
@kgwat70 (13392)
• United States
19 Jan 07
I agree with this statement and I also believe that it is unfair though it is not all their fault. You can blame the Bush Administration as far as helping the richer get richer financially and the rich people know what to do with the rest and know how to enjoy life and invest their money wisely. The rich know how to enjoy life more and take advantage of the things they own and the knowledge that they possess. It seems like they can do what they want and when they want.
@nw1911guy (1131)
• United States
19 Jan 07
Hey Kgwat, have you ever actually talked to a rich person? Have you ever asked one how they got that way? You might take the time to do that someday. You might find it very enlightening. People always want to blame someone when they themselves have the power of change. My bro is half way to his first million at the age of 26. He's done it by working hard and has little in the way of consumer debt. Why don't you take the time to read the book Rich Dad Poor Dad to. It might give you some new insite and perspective.
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• Indonesia
18 Jan 07
Yups! Sometimes I just think that these world so unfair! The rich get richter because they have power, they have facilities, money to make money! they didn't knew with the word of contented and then they were falling in the world of grasping, acquisitive, avricious! And they were blind with others because of power. The poor stays poor. Why? Mostly of them complacentment with the recently terms. But sometimes too, the corrupted government steaded! Nepotism, corruption rampants!
• United States
18 Jan 07
Thanks for your reply! ^_^
• India
18 Jan 07
i dont think so because i belive in smart work if u have the ability to do smart work then i dint think that the point which u sad is right. and it always depend upon the individual
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• United States
18 Jan 07
Thanks for the reply! ^_^
• Romania
18 Jan 07
The poor should do like the rich... work to make an income and then invest so they can earn more... it's not that hard but lazyness makes them stay that way....
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@nw1911guy (1131)
• United States
19 Jan 07
and the poor have more of a tendency to buy things that won't bring them more wealth. Instead of buying something like a rental property, they will instead buy a car. Rental property can make money, car is nothing but expense unless you have a business that profits from it.
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@peaceful (3305)
• United States
18 Jan 07
Never, Never, Never allow money or the lack of it to determine what kind of life you want to live! You will always have a chance as long as you don't allow your attitude to get in the way of your altitude! :) Energy and determination, which you have a lot of, BECAUSE you are not rich already, can make you resourceful enough to become rich one day! Do not waste your precious time here on this beautiful Earth by sitting around and envying the rich, you are way better than that... Material things like your friends laptop and all that other nifty hardware wind up on the trash heap, anyway! I've learned for free from the Internet, how to fix stuff like that, and make money from it or use it myself! :) Learn to love yourself just the way you are, and set about obtaining the things in life you would like to have, a positive attitude attracts positive people, who in turn, might become valuable allies for you! :) May, Joy, Abundance and Peaceful move into your Life and never leave! :)
• United States
18 Jan 07
Nice insightful thoughts! Thanks for sharing! ^_^
• United States
18 Jan 07
I am with you there. Its my experience too. My neighbors were so well off they were able to send their kids to better school and universities, in turn, their sons were able to getinto a job which paid them really well they got their things going as easily as possible. On the other hand we went through a lot to get the kind of job which could pay us well. On the other hand, their savings just build up. So, richer do get richer if the riches are spent right way and not necessarily stays poor :)
• United States
18 Jan 07
Thanks for the reply! ^_^