What if everybody had enough money to tell everybody else to go to hell?
Who would be the lunchlady at school?
Who would be the policeman?
Who would be aid in the nursing home?
Who would take your order at a restaurant?
Who would haul goods from coast to coast in trucks?
Who would take do the x-rays if you broke your arm?
Who would check out your items at the store in the mall?
Who would be the butcher at the grocery store?
Who would bake your bread or squeeze your orange juice?
Why can't people find more happiness in the life they have and spend less time trying to keep up with or be jealous of the Jones'? I'm not talking about the people struggling because of the layoffs and the bad economy. I'm being more general.
Asked by Anonymous at 12:34 PM on Feb. 26, 2011 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 7:18 PM on Feb. 26, 2011
I think there would be less class envy and we could actually focus on the character of a person instead of the contents of their wallets. I think there are probably plenty of CEO's that do charitable work and give donations to organizations that they care about, but we seldom hear about their charitable works. We only hear about how much they make and how many loopholes allow them to keep whatever percent of their income when others think that figure should be much higher.
I personally don't aspire to be in the top 1%. I don't aspire to be rich. I aspire to be happy and I know that I am the only one that stands in my way. I don't care what CEO's do with their income, I just trust that people help others when they have the ability to do so, simply because that's what I do now. The constant focus on other's incomes is just grotesque to me.
Answer by QuinnMae at 1:00 PM on Feb. 26, 2011
Answer by lovinangels at 1:04 PM on Feb. 26, 2011
Answer by LoriKeet at 1:54 PM on Feb. 26, 2011
Answer by jesse123456 at 12:57 PM on Feb. 26, 2011
Answer by FricknFrack at 3:44 PM on Feb. 26, 2011
I would probably be the only restaurant worker in America. For some odd reason, I love it.
I LOVE the restaurant industry.... I miss the organized chaos!
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 7:09 PM on Feb. 26, 2011
Answer by pswiley at 12:38 PM on Feb. 26, 2011
Answer by happi-ladi at 12:39 PM on Feb. 26, 2011
Swiss bank accounts all around. Too bad for the little people and working stiffs. IRL, people only really care about what other people do when THEY need those services-
If everyone had a billion dollars, would the billion seem like much less?
Answer by Sisteract at 12:45 PM on Feb. 26, 2011