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Do money commands respect?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by sagafakir, Jul 30, 2014.

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    What do you say friends?
    I mean it seems people around you try to avoid you if you are broke. You are not in a circle anymore. They treat as if you don't even exist.
    So do money really command respect?
     
    sagafakir, Jul 30, 2014 IP
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    Not in my eyes. If a person is a jerk I don't care how much money he/she has they won't get my respect.

    Also, you shouldn't worry about being or not being in someone else's circle. Those things don't last anyway.
     
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    cblanke Well-Known Member

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    In my eyes having money or not having money does not make the person. If someone criticizes you for being broke and de-friends you for it they were not meant to be in your life in the first place. Ive been in places in my life where i have had money and also been broke and have had friends in the same positions and we have never treated each other any different as people have ups and downs in their life's. I have noticed the people that dont really matter in my life treat people differently due to money situations and those people were the first to become un-friend'ed by me as they dont really matter in the first place and have no place in my life...
     
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    jrbiz Prominent Member

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    For me, if someone has earned his/her wealth (not inherited it or lucked into it), I respect their business/financial acumen. That does not mean that I respect them as a person, overall. In fact, I recall one very wealthy man that I worked for many years ago. He had a booming business and hundreds of employees. As a member of his senior management team, I had some access into his personal life and it was a mess. He was divorced, his kids disliked or were scared of him. His grandchildren barely knew him and were also afraid of him. I don't believe that he had any real friends, either. I respected his business abilities but pitied him for being a complete failure as a human being.
     
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    sagafakir Member

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    Thank you guys for the reply.
    I do genuinely believe it's being human that earns you respect.
    But when I see the richer getting saluted at the door, and poor oh boy are treated as if they are some kind of parasites. It makes me wonder though.
     
    sagafakir, Jul 30, 2014 IP
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    jrbiz Prominent Member

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    Richer people tend to get better service, more sycophants, etc., because they are targets of these individuals. Could be a doorman hoping for a big tip or a hanger-on looking for money or a job, etc. Richer people have more goodies to give out and the people for whom that is important will attempt to ingratiate themselves with the person. Hey, if Sumner Redstone or Warren Buffett called and said they wanted to see me right away about a business deal, the salesman in me would pop right up and I would be there stroking their egos, etc., and trying to close the deal.

    But that does not necessarily equate to real respect. And the smarter rich people that I have observed over the years fully understand this and actually get turned off by such behavior.

    Now, I need to get back to work so that some day I can be rich and have that problem. ;)
     
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    While money does help, it certainly does not trump other arenas like the type of person one is, their character, morals, and contribution to the greater good!
     
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    Hi Sagafakir,

    Very good question.

    As indicated by jrbiz, above, "... But that does not necessarily equate
    to real respect. And the smarter rich people that I have observed over
    the years fully understand this and actually get turned off by such behavior."

    People who are really, really, really rich do not necessarily care for anyone
    to know that they are rich. Unless, of course, they are a real jerk.

    Please pardon my language.

    I have known of multimillionaires living next door, and are the nicest
    and the politest of people. One would never know that they come from
    another breed of the economic stratum.

    And real millionaires know when some people are trying to play to
    another tune, in order to get something from them. They are not
    fools, mark you.

    It is quite unfortunate that the society in which we live feel that that
    it has to compartmentalize people based on what economic strata
    they seem to fall.

    If anything this ce4ntury has taught me, is that wealth could take
    wings and disappear at a moments' notice.

    So the good book (the Bible) admonishes everyone to always
    do good with what you have because there will come that day
    when a "rich" man might just need the help of a "poor" man.

    Certainly, nothing to laugh about. But how about that? Therefore,
    to do otherwise is silly, and very nearsighted, indeed.

    Thanks for that question, Sagafakir. It made me think.

    Thanks.

    Alodie
     
    alodie, Jul 30, 2014 IP
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    Only if you have a good attitude,humility on its own commands respect ,if you have money to spend,it complements it
     
    Dele, Jul 31, 2014 IP
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    Hi Dele, :)

    Well said: "Only if you have a good attitude,
    humility on its own commands respect , if you
    have money to spend, it complements it."

    Could not have agreed more.

    And I think that a part of why some rich people
    do not bother 'showing off' their wealth is that in
    today's economic arena, money seem to have
    wings. It takes off when you least expect it to.

    Thanks, Dele. :)

    Alodie
     
    alodie, Jul 31, 2014 IP
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    sagafakir Member

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    Glad.. it made you think @alodie ..
    "Money seem to have wings.it takes off when you least expect it too "
    love this lines
    Thanx
     
    sagafakir, Aug 14, 2014 IP
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    If a person is a scumbag - he is scumbag and nobody respects him.
    If a person is a rich scumbag - he is still a scumbag and those who want to proove that they respect him are another scumbags. Sometimes money can change personality and talking about this I should say that not only good people may become bad but sometimes, more rarely, people may become better in one way or another.
     
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    Unfortunately in present world money commands respect........
    This phenomenoun is present specially in third world countries,becoz there people have very limited vision they have less exposure......n this thing is wrong....i dnt know much about other religions but as far Islam is concernd it give a very clear directions....it is very clearly mentioned that dnt judge people stature from their wealth n worldly status....judge people from his work and actions....c who is how much pious????
     
    Haider Nawaz, Aug 15, 2014 IP
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    We have a saying here in my home country that to truly find out how much one is respected in his life is to see how much people attended his funeral.
     
    sagafakir, Aug 16, 2014 IP
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    Well, i guess i will never know how respected i am as i will have no funeral. I dont believe in rotting in the ground and will be cremated with no viewing as i would rather have my friends stay home and party in remembrance of me than sit in a funeral home and cry like they really cared. And as a broke fool i know who my friends are anyway.
     
    cblanke, Aug 16, 2014 IP