Capitalism: an economic system in which investment in and ownership of the means of production, distribution, and exchange of wealth is made and maintained chiefly by private individuals or corporations, especially as contrasted to cooperatively or state-owned means of wealth.
So basically, every man for himself.
Socialism: a theory or system of social organization that advocates the vesting of the ownership and control of the means of production and distribution, of capital, land, etc., in the community as a whole.
So basically, everyone shares.
Which one do you lean more towards?
I am a capitalist.
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Capitalist - hard work for personal gain levels the playing field beginning with education where required to enter the adult working world. Once you've entered the working world the hard work starts all over again, you get what you're worth once you've established yourself in the vocation you've worked your tail off to get into. After all that hard work, I'm not into "sharing the wealth" with someone who doesn't have the same work ethic I have.
Giving to worthwhile causes, charities is another thing all together, there is nothing wrong with giving someone who may not have had the chances or maybe even breaks I've had a helping hand up. However it's a major difference giving someone a handout, many people truly don't appreciate what they do not work for. Think of it like the rich brat who is given everything including the new car they abuse and tear up versus the kid who earns every penny for their used car, the one who earned it usually is the one who takes care of what they have.
So far right now being a poor college kid, most of my charitable giving has been giving time for some of the causes I believe in giving to such as a local homeless shelter, I've done everything there from washing dishes, cooking, laundry, cleaning the facility; usually donate 10 - 12 hours a month there. (Something my parents taught our family by example.)1