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Old 10-26-2009, 01:02 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I got to go with SJ and Elt, their are plenty of people who live modest, simple, even poor lives and are completely happy and content. Seeing a wealthy lifestyle in a movie is different than actually living that lifestyle. Sure they can fantasize about it, but when they wake up everyday they aren't depressed that it isn't their reality.

But being wealthy and all of a sudden losing it? That can be devastating. It's not uncommon for people to take their lives because of this.
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Old 10-26-2009, 01:22 PM   #22 (permalink)
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first, i was talking about poverty, not modest or simple living.

second, i can't imagine anyone living in poverty would say that they would rather never experience wealth than to experience it but have the chance to lose it as well.
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Old 10-26-2009, 01:56 PM   #23 (permalink)
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please explain... because i can't find anything in what you are saying besides the idea that it could possibly be good to be poor, just because you haven't developed a sense of how great luxury is. you think people can't see what it might be like without experiencing it themselves? surely our media gives plenty of glimpses...
Have you ever seen the movie "A thin red line"?

The people living in harmony on that island had no idea what technology and excess were. The devastation that a war, and thier contact with the "civilized" world had on this lives was so sad.

This not a direct comparison, rathe rone to point out that your desires and wants in life are a product of your societal influences, and there are a lot of people who live with very little, and have etched out beautiful existances because they understand who they are what what they need to live happily, and synergistically on this planet.

A rich, and perhaps character flawed athlete thats been spoiled and coddled might not be strong enough to be able to handle the loss.
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Old 10-26-2009, 02:02 PM   #24 (permalink)
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again, i think that has no relevance to this point at all. while i agree with what you and 'cuda have said, i have to say that people in that circumstance are pretty rare, and that it is much, much more common to see poverty in places where luxury is quite apparent to them. i also would say that people in an agrarian island society are not living in poverty, since material wealth is likely not a part of that culture anyways. and i would also add that there are probably people in that situation that have access to some things that others don't, and that perhaps luxury and/or wealth would be considered in an extirely different light.

the vast majority of people on this planet that live in poverty have a very good sense that they do not enjoy the same luxuries as others, and pretty much every one of them would trade it in a second for a better standard of living. again, i'm talking about people that live in poverty, not people who have a modest amount of wealth.
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Old 10-26-2009, 02:06 PM   #25 (permalink)
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does this mean that you can't have sympathy for a rich man who loses his entire wealth through poor decision making?
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Old 10-26-2009, 02:10 PM   #26 (permalink)
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not much sympathy, but i do have some. that said, i was responding to this:

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Few things are as tough as being broke after being that rich.
and my point is that being poor all along is worse. way worse.
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Old 10-26-2009, 02:20 PM   #27 (permalink)
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i see.

well good then.

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Old 10-26-2009, 02:20 PM   #28 (permalink)
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not much sympathy, but i do have some. that said, i was responding to this:



and my point is that being poor all along is worse. way worse.
From being on the outside looking in maybe. From your perspective, which is the key here. You would rather be rich and lose that wealth, than be poor forever.

I don't think poor people are as down on themselves as you seem to think.
That being said, they would most definitely agree with you. "hell yeah, let me be rich for a week".

But like I said, being wealthy and all of a sudden losing all of that has driven people to suicide. I don't think being poor for 35, 40 years will have such a drastic impact on someone.

Poor people get used to expecting to be poor. Rich people don't expect to just lose it all.
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Old 10-26-2009, 02:24 PM   #29 (permalink)
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I wonder, how many guys here have ever been poor from day one.

How many Have been rich, only to lose it all?
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Old 10-26-2009, 02:27 PM   #30 (permalink)
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But like I said, being wealthy and all of a sudden losing all of that has driven people to suicide. I don't think being poor for 35, 40 years will have such a drastic impact on someone.
not sure what to say if you are suggesting that a lifetime of poverty has not driven people to suicide. it happens often, in our city, and all over the world.
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Old 10-26-2009, 02:34 PM   #31 (permalink)
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I don't think poverty would be the underlying factor in almost any suicide involving someone who has been poor their whole life. So yes, I am suggesting that.
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Old 10-26-2009, 02:39 PM   #32 (permalink)
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And we're talking about the general poor. Like people we know, right. The people who live a few blocks away in the coackroach infested apartment, not the crackhead living on the street begging for meoney.
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Old 10-26-2009, 04:24 PM   #33 (permalink)
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this story makes me jolly inside, paid million's for playing a fucken game, i would wish this on any athlete including steve nash

i can only pray this happens to Bargnani 10 years down the road, i hope he likes casino's
grow up, thats unnecessary man. sure some athletes are idiots, but a lot of them do thier fair share in giving back. if you really feel that way you should have a moral issue with watching any professional sport.
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how about being broke from the get-go and never knowing what luxury feels...?
Well I didn't say nothing is worse.
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Old 10-26-2009, 04:50 PM   #35 (permalink)
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grow up, thats unnecessary man. sure some athletes are idiots, but a lot of them do thier fair share in giving back. if you really feel that way you should have a moral issue with watching any professional sport.
Yea true. I remember a Rasheed Wallace article saying that he was saving his money in this type of economy(depression)
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