“ Those people who don’t tip, or don’t pay $0.99 for a short story? They don’t have a poor person’s mindset. They have a greedy person’s mindset. They have a rich person’s mindset. Rich people hoard wealth.”

Have you ever met a rich person? Rich people are the most generous people I know: consider Bill Gates, whose Foundation has given billions of dollars to solve problems like poverty, disease and starvation in the Third World. Your view of wealthy people appears to come from reading Dickens and listening to Left-Wing hate slogans.

“ Poor people, in my experience, are hard working, compassionate and generous to a fault.” Some are, but many are greedy spongers who prey on other poor people through welfare fraud, burglary, robbery and drug-pushing. You cannot judge a whole class of people by their income. People come in all shades of good and bad, regardless of their income or wealth.

The only negative thing Jane said about poor people was that they buy more lotto tickets than rich people do. Even then, her point was that this is not a reliable path to wealth. Everything else she said was “Don’t chase money as an end in itself.” You have read too much into her article, or did you just read her title “You May Have A Poor Person’s Mindset And Not Know It” and lose your cool at that point? It is perhaps an insensitive title but the article has much of merit in it. Ali has already made the point that “It’s easy to say ‘Don’t chase money as an end in itself’ if you have never been poor!” The Bible actually says the same thing in the adage “The love of money is the root of all evil.”


I work in IT, Community volunteer interested in Politics, support Capitalism as the best economic system for lifting people out of poverty, Skeptical scientist.

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