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Why are rich people obsessed with making more and more money?

 
Anonymous Coward
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03/09/2012 11:00 PM
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Why are rich people obsessed with making more and more money?
I think when you make a couple million dollars, enough is enough. Greed is what has corrupted our economy.
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03/09/2012 11:07 PM
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Re: Why are rich people obsessed with making more and more money?
because they've lost their soul and have nothing else to do.
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03/09/2012 11:09 PM
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Re: Why are rich people obsessed with making more and more money?
Fear and greed.
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Re: Why are rich people obsessed with making more and more money?
Money brings power
Power brings money
Both are addictive
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03/09/2012 11:11 PM
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Re: Why are rich people obsessed with making more and more money?
My honest opinion is that when you become rich, you have to upkeep what you already have which takes more money. Some people are greedy, and use illegitimate or illegal or imorale tactics to gain money, but most just get a good job and hold it for a long time.

rich people may also seem greedy, but they don't get rich from giving their wealth away :P it is a tricky thing, and most people are very corrupted by their wealth. It is the root of all evil, and I honestly don't want to be rich.
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Re: Why are rich people obsessed with making more and more money?
because they know they wont survive the hardships of poverty. so they try not to give poverty a chance by stashing up.
"Can anything good come out of Nazareth?" YES SIR!!
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03/09/2012 11:18 PM
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Re: Why are rich people obsessed with making more and more money?
They lust it. Good for them, it's their heaven so they need to enjoy it.
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03/09/2012 11:31 PM
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Re: Why are rich people obsessed with making more and more money?
As I became rich I acquired more expensive and exotic tastes along with the need to keep up with my peers. Therefore, I needed more money.

Listen, being rich is not all it is cracked up to be.

"More Money, More Problems".
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03/09/2012 11:32 PM
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Re: Why are rich people obsessed with making more and more money?
because they know they wont survive the hardships of poverty. so they try not to give poverty a chance by stashing up.
 Quoting: The Blessed


Yup, fear.
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03/09/2012 11:34 PM
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Re: Why are rich people obsessed with making more and more money?
because they know they wont survive the hardships of poverty. so they try not to give poverty a chance by stashing up.
 Quoting: The Blessed


Yup, fear.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1456334


Totally wrong.

You sound very poor. Sorry to hear that.
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03/10/2012 12:29 AM
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Re: Why are rich people obsessed with making more and more money?
Believe it or not, they will be shameful of themselves in spirits.

What the use having millions, let alone billions sitting in banks?, when many others in the world starve and/or in need of basic things?.

What the point?, they are still racing to be the first trillionaire..

.. laughable.

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03/10/2012 12:38 AM
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Re: Why are rich people obsessed with making more and more money?
The most greedy of this country are the lazy poor.
Greed- someone who thinks they are owed some of what I EARN.

Greed- Someone who thinks people like me should pay more taxes for their healthcare when Im already earning my own.

Greed- any minimum wage working more who REFUSES to give him self the marketable skills that make him worth MORE than minimum wage to employers and insists the government force his employer to pay him more than hes worth.

Success is a good thing. Making money is a great thing. One of the greatest things about this country is we are all free to EARN as much as we desire. You simply arent OWED IT
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Re: Why are rich people obsessed with making more and more money?
The most greedy of this country are the lazy poor.
Greed- someone who thinks they are owed some of what I EARN.

Greed- Someone who thinks people like me should pay more taxes for their healthcare when Im already earning my own.

Greed- any minimum wage working more who REFUSES to give him self the marketable skills that make him worth MORE than minimum wage to employers and insists the government force his employer to pay him more than hes worth.

Success is a good thing. Making money is a great thing. One of the greatest things about this country is we are all free to EARN as much as we desire. You simply arent OWED IT
 Quoting: MelvinKartinWeatherGenius



I don't think the destitute feel like they're owed the basics, we as a society feel they need it.

Don't even try to justify the rampant greed thats running the show. You'll never do it.
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03/10/2012 12:50 AM
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Re: Why are rich people obsessed with making more and more money?
Some people ARE COMPETITIVE!!

Why is it important to keep score in sports games?

Why are some people very competitive when it comes to sports, others just kinda play, and others just don't give a d--m?

Because some people are COMPETITIVE.

Sports are a direct analogy to the "game" of business and making money.

Money is a way to "keep score" in the real world, and some people just have a huge competitive streak. If they couldn't compete via amassing "MONEY", they would compete by amassing "POWER" ... Power over others ...ie: in the old Soviet Union where one couldn't compete in business the competition instead became centered in the political sphere and getting control of parts of the government or the industries it "owned".

If you don't understand the nature of the human animal and the underlying desire of a certain percentage of it to "compete" then you can never understand why some people are driven to acquire higher "scores" than others in the competition of life.
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Re: Why are rich people obsessed with making more and more money?
Some people ARE COMPETITIVE!!

Why is it important to keep score in sports games?

Why are some people very competitive when it comes to sports, others just kinda play, and others just don't give a d--m?

Because some people are COMPETITIVE.

Sports are a direct analogy to the "game" of business and making money.

Money is a way to "keep score" in the real world, and some people just have a huge competitive streak. If they couldn't compete via amassing "MONEY", they would compete by amassing "POWER" ... Power over others ...ie: in the old Soviet Union where one couldn't compete in business the competition instead became centered in the political sphere and getting control of parts of the government or the industries it "owned".

If you don't understand the nature of the human animal and the underlying desire of a certain percentage of it to "compete" then you can never understand why some people are driven to acquire higher "scores" than others in the competition of life.
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it stops being a game when wall street bankers ass rape the entire country
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03/10/2012 12:57 AM
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Re: Why are rich people obsessed with making more and more money?
because they let organised criminals join the club!
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03/10/2012 12:59 AM
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Re: Why are rich people obsessed with making more and more money?
because they've lost their soul and have nothing else to do.
 Quoting: xxx 11902251


That, and the fear of losing the money by being "nice" to other people maybe?!
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Re: Why are rich people obsessed with making more and more money?
I think when you make a couple million dollars, enough is enough. Greed is what has corrupted our economy.
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A couple of million dollars is not enough to feel 'safe'. 2 million would last you approx 10 years, if you are careful... and then what? Who's to say you will be in the same position to make money in ten years.
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Re: Why are rich people obsessed with making more and more money?
Competitive as in sport?. Oh wow...

Okay you want competition?, Our father shall provide a sporty one for ye and them.

Probably take at least 10 lifetimes to complete!.

Peace!.
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Re: Why are rich people obsessed with making more and more money?
because they know they wont survive the hardships of poverty. so they try not to give poverty a chance by stashing up.
 Quoting: The Blessed


Yup, fear.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1456334


Totally wrong.

You sound very poor. Sorry to hear that.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 12200227


Fear is the driving force behind, I think, every human action.

Its only in inaction that a person is without fear.
Do not take memories of what happened yesterday, into what might happen today.

When love is your greatest weakness, you will be the strongest person in the world.
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Re: Why are rich people obsessed with making more and more money?
2 million would last you approx 10 years, if you are careful... and then what? Who's to say you will be in the same position to make money in ten years.
 Quoting: Aunty Flo


2 million could last you a lifetime.

You could invest the first million (earn approx $60k a year in interest after tax) and live off that.

And spend the other million straight up on house, car, holidays, etc.
Do not take memories of what happened yesterday, into what might happen today.

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Re: Why are rich people obsessed with making more and more money?
Money breeds power, power breeds control.

The biggest thing in their life is being in control. Making their own choices and not having to worry about 'consequences'.
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Re: Why are rich people obsessed with making more and more money?
2 million would last you approx 10 years, if you are careful... and then what? Who's to say you will be in the same position to make money in ten years.
 Quoting: Aunty Flo


2 million could last you a lifetime.

You could invest the first million (earn approx $60k a year in interest after tax) and live off that.

And spend the other million straight up on house, car, holidays, etc.
 Quoting: Scubaseven2


You're right. I think I just have expensive tastes.
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03/10/2012 01:06 AM
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Re: Why are rich people obsessed with making more and more money?
If a baby had endless diapers, and never had to wipe it's own ass, it would do nothing but eat too.

Oh, and cry if you couldn't be a baby too.
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Re: Why are rich people obsessed with making more and more money?
Anyone here like poutine?
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03/10/2012 01:14 AM
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Re: Why are rich people obsessed with making more and more money?
Even though the original quote went, "the love of money is the root of all evil",
Just plain, "Money is the root of all evil", is just as true.
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03/10/2012 01:16 AM
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Re: Why are rich people obsessed with making more and more money?
You know what funny?, I'd love to show them my huge golden mofo of an mothership spaceship riiiight now!.. naw, not yet!.

Only light spirits are welcome!.

See you later!

PEACE!.
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03/10/2012 01:20 AM
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Re: Why are rich people obsessed with making more and more money?
Don't you see they are pivoting society against each other. Divide and conquer. They will make laws to bring the middle and some of the upper class down. Don't think for a minute that they are trying to really fix anything, all they're doing is separating the ultra rich from everyone else and closing the VIP door for good.
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Re: Why are rich people obsessed with making more and more money?
Babies should always remember to be cute and smile, with dimples. Biting is a nono.
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Re: Why are rich people obsessed with making more and more money?
you've already given an answer, too!

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Re: Why are rich people obsessed with making more and more money?
I think when you make a couple million dollars, enough is enough. Greed is what has corrupted our economy.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 12229201


It's the social design.

Why do fat people exist.

Why are people addicted to substances..
Knowing the evils of soul, that is understanding.

Departing from the soul's evil, that is wisdom.

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