Are you rich? Are you poor? Are you average?

@busybea (930)
United States
October 13, 2006 9:46pm CST
If you are wealthy, how did you acheive it? If poor, are you still happy? Are you average? Do you plan to improve your stats? No judgements, just conversation. I am wealthy in the finer things....love, family, all my needs met and not much to complain about, though I could if provoked. Am Poor in enthusiasm right now, as my business could use a boost, but I am an average writer, average height and average weight. Guess I'm a little of each. ;)
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@kelz784 (975)
• Australia
18 Oct 06
Money-wise im pretty average LOL but im rich in the sense I have a perfect fiance and loving family.
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@busybea (930)
• United States
18 Oct 06
Congrats on your engagement to that Perfect Fiance! I had one of those for a very short time (then he was...and is...my husband). Enjoy him and your family completely and you will continue to be happy! Thanks for your post.
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@sherinek (3323)
• United States
18 Oct 06
I am alright. My needs are met and my children have shoes to cover their feet. So I am happy. I have never asked for money from others. When ever I wanted, I some how got. So I thank God.
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@busybea (930)
• United States
18 Oct 06
You keep thanking God and He will keep meeting your needs (but I'm sure you know that). Are you married or a single mom? I wish you the best, and thanks for posting.
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@sherinek (3323)
• United States
18 Oct 06
I am happily married and my husband loves me very much (though he doesnt say that much).
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@busybea (930)
• United States
18 Oct 06
Men NEVER say it much. But the deed is stronger than the word, so as long as you know it, you can pull the words out of him when you need them, right? Well, I like your perspective and I agree with it.
@moneymind (10520)
• Philippines
18 Oct 06
i am poor and trying very hard to make it big some day so if you have any tip or advice how to become rich in an instant, please let me know. greetings. : )
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@busybea (930)
• United States
18 Oct 06
When you say you are trying very hard, what are you doing to "make it big"?
@moneymind (10520)
• Philippines
21 Oct 06
i'm doing every means possible to have a better life than what i am now. greetings. : )
@somesh1984 (1299)
• India
18 Oct 06
I am average............
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@busybea (930)
• United States
18 Oct 06
ok, thanks
@j_thomas (960)
• India
18 Oct 06
i wealthy in family and friends.im average in my earnings.i have goals to be achieve.soon i will bcom wealthy in all aspect
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@busybea (930)
• United States
18 Oct 06
I know you will achieve your goals and wealth and even more happiness will follow, but if not the financial wealth, as long as you have happiness, and enough to pay your way, the rest is just icing. Thanks for your post
@nanhegujral (4634)
• India
18 Oct 06
i am an average person, but an hard woking and I have faith in myself and god. So i believe i could be rich in few years time
@busybea (930)
• United States
18 Oct 06
I believe it, too! Good luck with that if that is your goal. Me,I'll be happy to make my son's school payment! Thanks everyone, for posting today! I have to get to bed. My husband says I never come to bed at a decent hour anymore....he's right! Talk with you all tomorrow!
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@rlporter (516)
• United States
18 Oct 06
I am richly blessed with my family, health, and God's love. Sometimes I am poor in motivation- and I am just an average kind-of-gal.
@busybea (930)
• United States
18 Oct 06
You are not average, but a child of the Living God,right RL? Your motivation comes from above and so it is never empty, just sometimes hard to focus on. Thanks for your response!
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@dulheraja (436)
• United States
18 Oct 06
I M not convent myself to be rich or poor or an average. Watever the God gave me, I M happy with it.
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@busybea (930)
• United States
18 Oct 06
Good for you! Thanks for posting.
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• United States
14 Oct 06
I'm average.I would have asked a celebrity for money.But when I did,they wanted me to spend time with them, first.So,I changed my mind about it and decided to keep on doing my usual thing and try hoping to become wealthy for doing it some day,no matter how long it takes.Of course,I could have gotten rich much more quicker,if I would have had it in me to spend time with them like they wanted me to for the money.But I'm sure I would have felt bad in the end,because it's not my way of having pride about myself at all whatsoever.
@dellion (6706)
• Malaysia
14 Oct 06
Wow..you must have a very atrractive point to them for them. Anyway is right we shoudn't betray ourself for money.Rspect!
@busybea (930)
• United States
14 Oct 06
I admire and respect your choice. Good for you and thanks for your response.
• United States
18 Oct 06
Well,Dellion,I guess sometimes celebrities have powerful lusts as well as the person themselves seeming attractive to them,you know.I feel like that's what the situation was at the time.
@estarga (1188)
• United States
20 Oct 06
I consider my family average.
@busybea (930)
• United States
20 Oct 06
Funny, though, that many would consider your average family wealthy. Don't you think? Thanks for posting.
@busybee (384)
• India
20 Oct 06
aha , a user with my user name.. I think you would have got some error and chaged a leater at the end to bea rather than bee..
@estarga (1188)
• United States
20 Oct 06
I just saw a report yesterday about how the middle class (average)is becoming non-exsistent.
• India
14 Oct 06
i am poor.thas y i have join mylot.thanks!! 3
@busybea (930)
• United States
14 Oct 06
tehehehe!!! That's what I was just thinking. I just told my son that! Great minds, right? thanks and good morning!
• United States
16 Oct 06
I'm average. I try to improve myself but mostly in things that only mean things to me. I try to learn, be good mom, a good friend, etc.
@busybea (930)
• United States
18 Oct 06
Those are the important things. Thanks for your post!
• Kuwait
16 Oct 06
im poor striving to earn, can you help me?
@busybea (930)
• United States
16 Oct 06
YES! type type type....lol!!
@miyara (523)
• Philippines
17 Oct 06
yeah be sure to respond to all discussions. who knows you'll be rich throuh the help of mylot! hehe
• Kuwait
17 Oct 06
will you do the same?
• China
16 Oct 06
I've been rich and spent it ( I won't divulge how I came by the wealth.) I've been really, really poor and learnt a lot from that. Now I'm just well off and happy. I regard myself as rich because I have love from my family, my GF, I'm v. healthy and enjoy my work, everyday I learn something new and, even after half a century, I'm not jaded or cynical but remain optimistic.
@busybea (930)
• United States
16 Oct 06
I like this answer. May I ask, which position did you learn most from?
• China
17 Oct 06
From being poor, it was at that time I learned to appreciate the little things in life and be grateful for them. When I was in the extreme comfort zone I had no need to question; any discomfort was eased by another bottle of Cliquot, another joint or another beautiful woman.I have fond memories of poverty; I have much less fond memories of the "good times." And now, well my current life will be fond future memories.
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@busybea (930)
• United States
17 Oct 06
Michael, I hope everyone who comes here reads your response. It is just what I would have expected, as I have never been financially "wealthy" but have friends who are and I don't see that they are happier than us, just more stressed out. Thanks so much for sharing.
@Ljorge (1497)
• United States
17 Oct 06
i am on the low end of average. i am trying to change my stats by being here and trying to work 2 jobs !!
@busybea (930)
• United States
17 Oct 06
Is this your second job or do you have 2 jobs besides the time you spend on MyLot. MyLot, in my opinion, is not going to make anyone RICH, but it is informative and a great source of stress relief.
@Ljorge (1497)
• United States
17 Oct 06
well, i have 2 job besides what i spend on here. My first job is as a machne operator. My second job varies from Mowing lawns to changing and fixing tires on cars, to doing oil changes, to Fixing lawnmowers etc... more or less trying to do what i can to make a dollar. But i really do enjoy this site. and i agree with you it is fun and informative.
@busybea (930)
• United States
18 Oct 06
OH, LGeorge! You always reap what you sow, so you keep working hard and it will pay off. Meanwhile, look up my subjects and take out your stress there! LOL...talk to you later!
@twmoores (567)
• United States
19 Oct 06
We do ok... not poor but not rich
@busybea (930)
• United States
19 Oct 06
I think that is a blessing, don't you. Those of us who are doing "OK" don't always realize just how well we have it. Well, thanks for posting.
@twmoores (567)
• United States
19 Oct 06
its funny im ok... I have a roof over my head (we own it), we got food in the fridge, got clothes for my whole family, and lots of extras... I got the internet which is not a necess. satillite, phones, cell phones, nice cars (ok newer that run) so Im ok... I consider my self blessed.
@busybea (930)
• United States
19 Oct 06
twmoores, I'd say you are more than ok! You are surely blessed. ;~)) Thanks for chatting.
@Schubler (1530)
• Romania
18 Oct 06
Can`t say where I am.. depends on what I compare what I have with... compared to what other people have I doing very well, compared to my friends also well, and compared to what i want to achieve in life I`m close... very close... i just need to get rid of some distractions that are giving me a hard time focusing... but i`m strong... i will get rid of them...
@busybea (930)
• United States
18 Oct 06
Great attitude, Schubler! Is mylot one of your distractions or just a fun place to be?
@Schubler (1530)
• Romania
18 Oct 06
100% distraction... looooool... because it`s so fun...
@busybea (930)
• United States
19 Oct 06
I enjoy it too! Much fun chatting with so many people about so many things. I love it! Thanks for stopping by.
@121970 (66)
• India
18 Oct 06
Piss poor. Been trying very hard to change it but everywhere I look it takes money to make money. Very discouraging, this whole planet.
@busybea (930)
• United States
18 Oct 06
Do you work? Is there room for advancement in the company you work for? Perhaps you could focus in on another position that pays more. What kind of things are you looking for to make money? I would love to know. Talk to you later! Bea
@121970 (66)
• India
18 Oct 06
I lost my job 8 months ago. I am working from home now as I am not educated enough to get another job (if you are not from India then you probably wont understand that undergradutes are treated like dirt because of the millions of MBAs released every year). I am trying to save money for a college degree but no luck so far. I am working over 14 hours a day on different projects but they do not pay much. Looking for a decent home-biz opportunity but nothing so far. And I am desperately trying to somehow immigrate to a first world country - that too costs more money than I have. In India, it helps if you dad is really rich and you want a future.
@busybea (930)
• United States
19 Oct 06
It is truly difficult for us in America to know what you go through on a daily basis. The struggle here is so much more lenient than it is there. I wish you well and will pray that your needs are met and your efforts are rewarded. Hang in there. Bea
@bhchy1 (6051)
• United States
16 Oct 06
I'm not anything but me...wealth is what you make of it...the poorest of people can be the richest.
@busybea (930)
• United States
16 Oct 06
What are you rich in? Wealth is all around you, whether you make it or just enjoy it. Of course these are terms that are subjective, but the question then becomes where are you in your life.
@bhchy1 (6051)
• United States
17 Oct 06
I am rich in life, with my children..my SO...living the beautiful Grand Canyon...What could be better?
@busybea (930)
• United States
18 Oct 06
Wow! You are in a prime location to view the beauty of the world first-hand every day, huh? That's terrific...Thanks for your post!
@istanto (8565)
• Indonesia
14 Oct 06
ihate to say this... im poor :(
@busybea (930)
• United States
14 Oct 06
It's ok to say! We're not judging, just chatting. Thanks and good morning!
15 Oct 06
Ahw, you're alot richer today than you were yesterday though. ;)
@busybea (930)
• United States
16 Oct 06
By at least .03 cents.....right!
@dellion (6706)
• Malaysia
14 Oct 06
I am average now and am very confident I can achieved my wealth if I serious on what am doing and stick and plan along the way I chase my dreams:)
@busybea (930)
• United States
14 Oct 06
Dellion, there are so many distractions along the way. Keep your eye on the goal! Thanks for responding.
@dellion (6706)
• Malaysia
14 Oct 06
Ya, I know that it wouldn't easy tasks but I will be firm towards my goals. Thanks!
@busybea (930)
• United States
14 Oct 06
Remember, anything worth doing is worth doing with excellence. Thanks for posting.