Have Some Class If You Have Money

by Kristina on November 21, 2012 · 4 comments

Good Morning Dinks.  Let me ask you a question, have you ever met someone who feels that they are better than you just because they have money? I hate people who feel that they are better than me or that I should envy them just because they have more money than I do.

Sometimes I wish that I was rich but not because I am materialistic (although I used to be). I mostly wish that I was rich because if I am very rich it also means that I am probably very successful. That is what I really want out of life; I want to finish my book, get it published and become a very successful author.  I want to travel the world and motivate people to make positive changes in their lives with their money, their health and their career. Ah, a girl can dream.

Just because you have money doesn’t mean you have to be a snob

If there is one thing that I really hate about the world it is people who feel that they can treat other people like crap just because they have more money than other people do.  I don’t think that money defines us, and therefore people who have money should not treat people who don’t have money as if they are not equal.  This is not true only for people with money, I actually don’t feel that anyone should bully or degrade another human being just because one has more power or more money than the other.  Regardless of how much money we have we are all humans; therefore we should treat each other equally and with respect.

If I work in the service industry my job is to serve people but I am not their servant.  If someone works in an office they are not more valuable than someone who works in the service industry.  At the end of the day both people are working, both are contributing to society and both workers are paying taxes. Doesn’t that make us all equal?

Be Classy and act like money doesn’t matter

There is a scene in the movie Titanic where the passengers are discussing the presence of a newly rich guest aboard the ship. They said that she is “new money” because she was not from a rich family; she came into money later on in life.  She did not have the refined manners that other families who came from old money had and therefore for some reason this made her less valuable as a person.

I feel that people with money should use their wealth for good and not for evil.  Money should be a means that we have; it should not define who we are.  But unfortunately we live in a society where we judge other people by the way we look, where we work, who are friends are, where we live and how much money we have. It is not ok, but unfortunately this is just how we live.

Have you ever been defined by your money?

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1 Christine November 21, 2012 at 9:48 am

You are right about some people acting like snobs when they feel they have too much money. I personally hate such people and feel that we should always remain the same, no matter how much money we earn or how high we reach in our fields.

2 DC @ Young Adult Money November 21, 2012 at 10:48 am

Being wealthy shows your true colors; when you don’t NEED any more money, you can act differently because you don’t need people to like you or you don’t need that next sale, etc. I once read a book that called it F*** You money. Unfortunately some people are going to be a snob no matter what – especially if they have money!

3 Financial Samurai November 25, 2012 at 7:09 pm

There’s a theme I’m trying to instill on FS and that is to always be the underdog and never let anybody know how much you really have. Goes a long the lines of being humble.

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