What Does It Mean to Be Rich?

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Everybody wants to be rich. And there are many people in the world who certainly appear to have achieved it. What’s funny, though, is that I’ve never met a single person who says that they feel rich, wealthy, or well-off. (Granted, I’m not hanging with the Trumps, but neither am I talking about people who have a reason to feel “poor.”) When people talk about money, they’re either “struggling,” “barely making ends meet,” or, “getting by.” Yet if you look at the things they have, the homes they live in, and the cars they drive you know that, unless they’re in debt up to their eyeballs, they are, if not rich, at leas


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5 Responses to What Does It Mean to Be Rich?

  1. Nika says:

    Rich means you kids can be as dumb as W and still get into Harvard. That anyone in your family can all run for office or get multiple chances running companies even if they fail repeatedly.

    Rich means you can afford to be creative and not pay as big of a percentage of your income in taxes as your help pays. That you will never have to clean your own house, or even wash or style your own hair. Rich you means you get treated differently by the society, given multiple chances, respect and admiration are given to you instantly and don’t have to be earned, as by the rest of us.

    That what it means to be rich. Not to be confused with financially stable, or comfortable, or high-earning.

  2. Everyone has their own definition of rich I guess but most associate it with having lost of money or “rich and famous”. I can do anything, buy anything, and employ anyone, life is grand. Rich is just a word. That’s all it is to me. When it all boils down to the nitty gritty we can all get by on very little and still enjoy life. You can’t miss what you don’t have.

  3. Genny says:

    Being rich has nothing to do with how much taxes one pays, or whether one cleans his own house. (I have known poor people to employ housekeepers.)

    Rich is a mindset, as is being poor. Envying those who have money is a sign of being poor. Be yourself, and you will be happy.

  4. Coriander says:

    I used to think at certain income “I’d be rich” but that income came and went and I didn’t feel rich. I used to think those with a big house and expensive cars were rich, but then found out most of them are living month to month. I realized you get rich by saving money, not spending it.

    My new definition is: Rich is having enough money that you don’t have work. You can live off your investments and savings.

    From someone that is very well off, but not the 1%

  5. Gailete says:

    I’ve always thought that since everybody always complained of being broke, etc, they just really didn’t want anyone to know HOW they are doing financially. It is a social ‘little white lie’. Especially when they are talking to people that they know aren’t well off as they don’t want to hurt feelings. I would prefer the truth so I could rejoice with them though, instead of all the lies. Who really cares how someone is doing financially unless they truly need a handout.

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