By Jonathan 7 Comments

Poor People Suck At Living Like Rich People And Here’s Why

This evening I was surfing around and came upon a blog known as The A-hole Blog. I must admit despite not being in total agreement with the guy, his blog is living up the name. But the beauty of it is that even though he really is a real asshole, his writing is so gloriously politically incorrect and irreverent that agreeing with the guy is not a pre-requisite for enjoying what he has to say.

The post that caught my attention was a rant about poor people. The author of The A-hole Blog contends that poor people do everything backwards. That is to say while the non-poor establish a career, find a mate, and then have kids, poor people get knocked up and then struggle for the rest of their lives trying to survive on minimum wage. He’s right of course.

But why is this the case? It has everything to do with social conditioning. Our school systems do not teach people how to be successful, they teach people how to be drones. If people are raised in wealthy families they are lucky enough to learn at home how to put themselves on top, and to aspire to be the boss rather than the bossed.

If our schools taught important life skills, like financial planning, investing, and encouraged our kids to be entrepreneurs rather than brainless worker bees, we might see a shift in society and a re-narrowing of the ever-growing gap between rich and poor.

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7 Comments:

  • Lap says:

    By will alone we rise.

  • Jonathan says:

    Paul,

    I came from a poor family. We struggled, my mother struggled, and I grew up with a lot of worries.

    Also, I am not at all sure who you think I am stealing from, or where you get off saying such a thing.

    Aside from that, I don’t think you read the article at all, because you seem to have missed the point entirely.

  • Paul says:

    Bla Bla Bla Rich people need to get their head out of their a**es. These elitist a**holes cry about the poor night and day while they spent most of their time stealing for them. See the problem is that your teacher didn’t take the time to teach you that we all bleed the same. So cudos to you because you came from a rich family who taught you how to steal from people. And no I am not poor, I came from a middle class family. Who went back to school at the age of 27, and became a doctor while raising a family of my own.

  • Jonathan says:

    You’re welcome Andrew, thanks for an entertaining read.

  • Andrew says:

    Hey, I’m the author of The A-Hole Blog. Thank you very much for citing my website. I’m glad you guys enjoyed my article.

  • Jonathan says:

    Hey Jenny, thanks for stopping by. Very interesting to hear from a teacher on this subject. And, even though he is not *my* President, I can certainly understand your sentiment…

  • Jenny says:

    I like this post. I’ve read a-hole’s blog, and I actually really like it (I admire his sarcasm). He does make a good point and so do you. 90% of my graduating class (2004) has already had a baby or two, most are unemployed and single and I’m sure I’ll end up paying for them somehow. I’m a teacher, and unfortunately, much of what is required of me to teach does nothing to contribute to a child’s developing common sense or values. It’s really difficult for children to become leaders in today’s society. Motivation is lacking as well as good examples of leaders (have you seen our President lately?) It’s an annoying societal issue.