How do you feel about the ridiculously wealthy?

I sorta friends with a girl whose dad is like a arabic oil prince (something like that at least) and she is mad rich. Like drop a grand at the mall, cover everyone in the bar's tab, travel to Europe on a whim rich, and I can't help feeling jealous of her. She isn't necessarily a bad person she just does whatever she wants whenever and doesn't understand when I say I can't afford to go to ibiza for spring break. Am I wrong or is unfair for her to expect me to match her money wise all the time?

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  • I have no problem with them, but a lot of the rich spend their money without regard and I wish they would give back more and also give their fair share and pay more in taxes.

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  • To each of his own.

    For some they will feel jealous.

    And for some, they see it as an opportunity to take advantage of.

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    • I always pay for my own stuff when we hangout but sometimes it gets too pricey and she pays for stuff like it's nothing (which I guess it is nothing to her) but I feel like I am less then her cause I can't afford what she can.

  • Don't feel jealous, it will get you nowhere. Be a good friend and try to avoid the subject of money. You know, she can't help it that she is rich. At least she thought you were awesome enough to be friends with because for rich people, 'friends' come easy.

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  • And this why the middle class can't hangout with the Upper class.

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  • I wish they spent they're money more wisely, help out those in need, etc...

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  • Just do as what your heart tells you...

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  • People put way too much emphasis on money today, and there is a sense of jealousy with everyone who isn't fortunate. Now ask yourself if these people like Donald Trump, Michael Dell, Mark Cuban, Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer- the SUPER wealthy deserve to be as rich as they are. My answer is yes. All of these people gained the correct levels of education to be successful in their fields and did so. People making a big deal about Mitt Romney's wealth are just jealous and scared. Now the names above I listed are billionaires (thats with a B) and Romney is far from that wealthy. I just don't understand why people who go to college, go to graduate and/or law school and "make it" in the world, should be ridiculed and forced to share what they worked hard for with others. Just because you sit behind a desk as an investment banker, or venture capitalist and aren't out swinging hammers or pouring mortar for foundations, doesn't mean you don't work hard. Mental labor vs. physical labor. We in America have become a nation of lazy and entitled people. I mean we can't even get people to speak English here, let alone get people to want to work. There is no incentive for it anymore either. Now we are a Capitalist economic country with a quasi-Socialist President (for the time being) who hates individual success. Go tell any of the above listed names that they didn't "build that" (as in their own businesses) and you'll be laughed out the door. It's time to stop being jealous, and time to start being motivated people.

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    • This didn't really answer my question. I just want her to understand that unlike her I don't have a rich daddy so I can't live like her.

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    • You have no idea obviously about the American political system. The major complaint of today is taxes, and not actual wealth. Why should anyone who's built a business themselves and been successful at it fork over their hard earned dollars to support everyone else? Taxes, sure that can be increased on the super rich. But re-distribution of wealth? That's a big no no. Obama has this EU idea for America and the EU doesn't even work (and fails without Germany). Please, educate yourself.

    • Also, there is a TWO PARTY political system here in America and so what if I was a Republican. I am still allowed to voice my opinions of what I think is and isn't fair. You're probably a 19 year old college student who has no real world experience yet and thinks everyone should share and hug. When in all reality, you hit the real world after all your hard work and pay 50% of your salary in taxes while working 80 hours a week and you get a wake up call that it's wrong.

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