Or was I dreaming when I read that "the pursuit of happiness" is included in our Constitutional Rights?
Do you have to be born with a silver spoon in your mouth to have the right to buy something nice?
Asked by Anonymous at 7:16 PM on Jun. 1, 2009 in Just for Fun
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Answer by BridgetC140 at 7:28 PM on Jun. 1, 2009
I will say, it depends. . . are we talking wants or needs. I feel that needs must be taken care of before wants. If the "nice thing" in question is safer housing in a better neighborhood/school system or a more reliable safer car then this is fine to spend extra on. If we are talking about want like designer clothing or expensive shoes then the buyer must look at the big picture. Have they taken care of all their needs? Do they have extra stashed away for a rainy day? Is this product that much better then a lower cost equivalent? If the answer to any of these questions is "No" then the expense cannot be justified. This doesn't mean that the "underprivileged" should eat kibble or wear rags but they should prioritize their spending.
PS "pursuit of happiness" is from the Declaration of Independence and is just that a pursuit and not a guarantee or right.
Answer by chrissmom734 at 7:41 PM on Jun. 1, 2009