Rich people can litterally do whatever they want and get away with it. When R kelly peed on that underaged girl, he could of gotten away with that. R kelly still has a lot of supporters despite what he did, oh and you can always bail yourself out of jail for your crimes, even if it involves a child if your fucking rich enough. I'm not saying rich people are evil, I'm just saying that rich people have so much power and they can get away with things the averge person couldn't get away with.
With poor people, I lean towards the empathetic view here over the callous. I think often poverty is a failure for someone's merits to be properly recognized and utilized. Some of them might even have the skills to do very well for themselves with the right kind of nudge and incentives, but I don't think it's always as simple as handing them money. It's a little bit of an idealistic view but it's one which at least isn't at risk of sealing people in that fate.
>> I'm not saying rich people are evil, I'm just saying that rich people have so much power and they can get away with things the averge person couldn't get away with.They can certainly do that. But some leverage that power for much more beneficial purposes to people around them than getting away with heinous acts. Some will. It's a mixed bag. Just like with poor people. You have negative stereotypes about both poor and rich, and I'm not one into stereotypes very much except as a source of absurdity and humor.
Some people say that the power itself corrupts. I don't think so. I just think it removes the restrictions and allows the true person to reveal itself with fewer restrictions and more temptations. And unfortunately, lots of people have an ugly side. But that's a human condition and independent of financial status.I do think those most inclined towards the acquisition of power will find themselves in more moral grey areas and compromising in ways they might have not done otherwise. But they're just people at the end of the day... nothing so magical about them except that they're good at acquiring power. I remember back in the 90s that Bill Gates was considered the Antichrist just for being the richest man alive. Now he's a total philanthropist.
On corruption, I tend to blame systems rather than people. When wealthy and powerful people get away with horrible things, I think the system is more to blame. It's the system that allows all the loopholes and biases that let people do such things and get away with them. And I find it more productive to blame the system because systems can be changed as opposed to expecting human nature to be changed. Even those most absent conscience will tend to remain reasonably honest if the system doesn't allow it. But we see the worst of people when it does.
To be honest with you, I've done some not so ethical things in order to get what I needed as a writer.Found a way to get out of paying for booksLied my ass off for free screenplay reviews.Yeah... These may be little things but I'm honestly starting to think that maybe it's impossible to be completely ethical when it comes to success
Maybe you have to lie and cheat sometimes...
It's difficult. Sometimes people do things worse than they would normally do especially when they face a sort of lose-lose scenario, like "damned if I do and damned if I don't". I sometimes think a lot of issues with ethics don't boil down to simplistic notions like, "This person is bad," and "This person is a saint," but more like the system creates scenarios where right vs. wrong decisions are no longer so easy to distinguish. And sometimes people get so used to navigating such situations that it completely reshapes and muddles their ideas of right and wrong.Yet I think a yearning for power and recognition and, at the very least, not have to worry about paying bills the next month is pretty common in most, if not all human beings. Some are just better at this than others.Some are born with a headstart. But that headstart isn't always materialistic. Sometimes those born with a headstart are given a headstart because they had parents who taught them certain ways to excel in the world, passing on the knowledge of how to attain success as the "wealth" in this scenario. Sometimes it's just material assets. Sometimes it might be extremely complicated like maybe even someone having a difficult upbringing gave them a certain kind of character designed to excel in these systems.But one reason I don't look down or up on rich or poor is that I start with the notion that it is all too complicated. I am not a god. I can't compare lives and say, "This one is lucky, and this one is not, this one has it great and this one has it bad". Unhappiness is not a condition restricted to the poor, or happiness to the rich. So I don't think in such terms. I don't know enough. But I do think there's a possibility that many of us who think ourselves better in some way may if we find ourselves in the shoes of another, not be so much and discover that we're just human and very flawed.
MHO for you
Thank you for MHO.
Scroll Down to Read Other Opinions
No lolBut the average person worships famous folks
I do not worship either Trump or Bloomberg
Donald trump, he's the predent.