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Old Aug 23rd 2013, 06:31 AM
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Disadvantages to being rich
Does anyone have any?
What about this one? People who are so rich that they don't have to work, might intend to fill their time with worthwhile productive activities, but in reality, end up just buying pleasure goods/services. (Please bear with me .) They then end up never working, and consequently, never having that special feeling that people in, say the West or Russia, get on a Friday evening, or on whichever day precedes days of not working.
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Old Aug 23rd 2013, 06:59 AM
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There are none. Everything which can befall a rich person can also befall a poor person. The only difference is that money makes any situation far easier to resolve.
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There are none. Everything which can befall a rich person can also befall a poor person. The only difference is that money makes any situation far easier to resolve.
Exactly. Having wealth makes dealing with bad situations easier.
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There are none. Everything which can befall a rich person can also befall a poor person. The only difference is that money makes any situation far easier to resolve.
Having money also helps avoid potentially unpleasant situations.
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Okay, I'll try another suggestion.

Someone who isn't rich can be more confident that their romantic partner has chosen them for them, rather than for their money.

Any comments on that suggestion?
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Okay, I'll try another suggestion.

Someone who isn't rich can be more confident that their romantic partner has chosen them for them, rather than for their money.

Any comments on that suggestion?
I think that would be a case of self-delusion.

Btw, it is part of psychology literature that women are inclined to choose a man they perceive as being a good 'breadwinner' when they are looking for a husband. Not all women of course, but this is just a general truism.
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Having money also helps avoid potentially unpleasant situations.
Yes, I think we could say that having money gives one more options in most situations (good or bad).
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I think that would be a case of self-delusion.

Btw, it is part of psychology literature that women are inclined to choose a man they perceive as being a good 'breadwinner' when they are looking for a husband. Not all women of course, but this is just a general truism.
If someone chooses a partner because that partner is a good breadwinner, that partner is liable to suffer in the future.

I know that Madame Bovary and Anna Karenina are fictitious stories, but they, in their descriptions of marriages where the partner gets bored with their well-off but unbeloved partner, reflect reality, in my humble opinion.
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If someone chooses a partner because that partner is a good breadwinner, that partner is liable to suffer in the future.

I know that Madame Bovary and Anna Karenina are fictitious stories, but they, in their descriptions of marriages where the partner gets bored with their well-off but unbeloved partner, reflect reality, in my humble opinion.
Sure. But you are just reinforcing my point that women do tend to judge their partner on this basis.
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Sure. But you are just reinforcing my point that women do tend to judge their partner on this basis.
I don't agree about that.
But even should that be true, I do think that a partner who has chosen one for oneself, and not for one's wealth, brings far more happiness, and far less unhappiness. And frankly, I think that is obvious.
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