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Old 09-29-2014, 10:53 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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I went back home this weekend where most of the people are poor and have noticed that many of the poorest people often have the most negative and sour attitudes around! Have you ever noticed this?
Perhaps poverty is depressing. Money can't buy love, but it can buy a week long vacation or a dinner at a nice restaurant.

Have a little compassion.

In general, the idea of happy poor people is a myth. Poor people have less agency, which can alter ones sense of well being.

There are some angry disgusting rich folks out there - think Donald Trump.
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Old 09-29-2014, 10:55 PM
 
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I went back home this weekend where most of the people are poor and have noticed that many of the poorest people often have the most negative and sour attitudes around! Have you ever noticed this?
Actually, the poorest people I know have the most compassion and tend to be the most generous. They may not have much, but they'll share what they have.

Maybe you could learn some compassion, too. This is the second thread of yours where it seems you are a bit lacking in that department.
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Old 09-29-2014, 11:14 PM
 
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I went back home this weekend where most of the people are poor and have noticed that many of the poorest people often have the most negative and sour attitudes around! Have you ever noticed this?
Actually, no. I grew up in one of the wealthiest suburbs in my state, and if you want to talk sh*tty attitudes, go find some rich people.
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Old 09-30-2014, 05:27 AM
 
Location: Purgatory
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My family is poor and have horrible attitudes. But Im pretty sure this is because they perseverate on "being poor. " I've met many other people raised in poverty and the ones whose family made no big thing about it, have the best attitudes and did not repeat the pattern.

Yes, a lot of people in poverty have bad attitudes. So do a lot of middle and upper class. Especially those who never stop beaching about Obamacare and so called "welfare queens. " The difference is that the first group has legitimate problems. The second group seems to have almost too much time on their hands and many use it judging other people's business.
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Old 09-30-2014, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Florida
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There are poor attitudes among people of all income levels. The difference is the REASON they have a poor attitude. Its easy to see why the poor are upset with society. However those of us in the 99% have a hard time understanding why being rich isn't a picnic everyday. Rest assured: "Mo' money, mo' problems."
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Old 09-30-2014, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Greenbelt, MD
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Actually, the poorest people I know have the most compassion and tend to be the most generous. They may not have much, but they'll share what they have.

Maybe you could learn some compassion, too. This is the second thread of yours where it seems you are a bit lacking in that department.
You and most others who posted on this thread have it correct.

The OP is wrong.

I lost a former friend due to sudden wealth. It turned him into a person I no longer knew.

Disclaimer - This post is not saying all rich people have bad attitudes and lack compasssion.
Some of the poorer citizens do have a bad attitude.
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Old 09-30-2014, 08:53 AM
 
Location: USA
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Absolutely. From working multiple minimum wage jobs with no benefits 7 days a week, day and night. To driving a piece of crap car that breaks down all the time for your long commute because you can't afford to live anywhere but a crappy small town/rural area.
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Old 09-30-2014, 08:56 AM
 
Location: The Netherlands
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Being poor or being rich got nothing to do with attitude or the negativity.
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Old 09-30-2014, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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is this a real question?
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Old 09-30-2014, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Huntsville
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I don't know honestly..... I think it's more about the person's outlook moreso than their financial situation. I grew up extremely poor but we were happy with what we had. Now that my wife and I do pretty well (not rich by any means) we are even more appreciative of what we have and relieved that I don't have to struggle like we did growing up.
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