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Do you ever feel guilty for being more fortunate for others?

 
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Do you ever feel guilty for being more fortunate for others?
Honestly, I do, and hardly make $10k a year.
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Good question, and no I don't. I make 30k a year and live with my parents and because of my debt I can barely survive, but that's my own fault so...
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I do sometimes, yes.


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11/26/2012 12:46 PM
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Re: Do you ever feel guilty for being more fortunate for others?
Yes, but there comes a point when you ca't feel sorry for everyone, people need to make their own choices and better themselves, not have others do it for them.
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Re: Do you ever feel guilty for being more fortunate for others?
As hard as I had to work to get where I'm at...absolutely not.
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Re: Do you ever feel guilty for being more fortunate for others?
Yes, but there comes a point when you ca't feel sorry for everyone, people need to make their own choices and better themselves, not have others do it for them.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 21155409


Alright, and that's a fair take on it. However there are only so many opportunities available in a world in which the systems that are in place heavily favor the well adjusted and indoctrinated people among us.

That's what I think about when I assess my own particular situation. How lucky I was to have been given the opportunities I've been given. It took a lot of hard work as well.


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11/26/2012 12:58 PM

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Re: Do you ever feel guilty for being more fortunate for others?
No, I've busted my ass for 20+ years to get where I am.
That being said I have not forgot what it's like to live paycheck to paycheck.

It's like the old saying...

Money can't buy happiness....

Money buys piece of mind. Piece of mind = happiness
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11/26/2012 01:00 PM
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Re: Do you ever feel guilty for being more fortunate for others?
I don't feel bad for people. They made their own choices just like I made mine.

I've starved before...when I was putting myself through college. I worked my ass off, had zero support and no financial help, and I made it fine, just like anyone else could have done.

I particularly don't feel guilty because I have offered good jobs to many people who have turned them down only to make some loser excuse. So I really don't care about what other people do. Their lives are a culmination of their choices.

I make about $180k a year. But I have skill set that almost nobody has. I've spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to obtain those skills and credentials. I picked the job I wanted to eventually do. I researched what it would take to achieve that job, and I set a path to get it done. Foresight. Thinking ahead long term. These are all easy things that each person must do for themselves. If you sit around waiting for mommy to hold your hand, you will fail.

Everyone gets exactly what they need and exactly what they deserve in this life. Simple rules to live by. If you are at rock bottom, you have nobody to blame except yourself.
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Re: Do you ever feel guilty for being more fortunate for others?
As hard as I had to work to get where I'm at...absolutely not.
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Totally agree.
You are the captain of your own ship. Chart your own course...
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Never
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Re: Do you ever feel guilty for being more fortunate for others?
Yes and I decided I'm going to carry granola bars in my purse so when homeless people ask me for money I can give them food instead of money that they might spend on drugs.
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Re: Do you ever feel guilty for being more fortunate for others?
No, I've busted my ass for 20+ years to get where I am.
That being said I have not forgot what it's like to live paycheck to paycheck.

It's like the old saying...

Money can't buy happiness....

Money buys piece of mind. Piece of mind = happiness
 Quoting: AR 15-SPECIALIST


Hand me a few million....I'll show you how happy I can get.

:Dooooh!:
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Re: Do you ever feel guilty for being more fortunate for others?
if life was fair we wouldn't be here. I used to, I don't anymore. Why feel sorry for someone who's in the perfect position along their path to learn whats optimal for them at that very moment all the time? I wouldn't want to mess that up.
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Re: Do you ever feel guilty for being more fortunate for others?
Honestly, I do, and hardly make $10k a year.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25234912


No, I have earned everything I have, I don't mind helping others achieve their goals, but I don't owe them anything...
With freedom comes responsibility.

Heterosexual pride!

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Good question, and no I don't. I make 30k a year and live with my parents and because of my debt I can barely survive, but that's my own fault so...
 Quoting: Cartman2012


Good, you have finally matured...only immature people borrow money...
With freedom comes responsibility.

Heterosexual pride!

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Re: Do you ever feel guilty for being more fortunate for others?
Nah, fuck em.
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Re: Do you ever feel guilty for being more fortunate for others?
No, I've busted my ass for 20+ years to get where I am.
That being said I have not forgot what it's like to live paycheck to paycheck.

It's like the old saying...

Money can't buy happiness....

Money buys piece of mind. Piece of mind = happiness
 Quoting: AR 15-SPECIALIST


Hand me a few million....I'll show you how happy I can get.

:Dooooh!:
 Quoting: Tanarus


Lol.. My last name isn't Obama.
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Re: Do you ever feel guilty for being more fortunate for others?
No, I've busted my ass for 20+ years to get where I am.
That being said I have not forgot what it's like to live paycheck to paycheck.

It's like the old saying...

Money can't buy happiness....

Money buys piece of mind. Piece of mind = happiness
 Quoting: AR 15-SPECIALIST


Hand me a few million....I'll show you how happy I can get.

:Dooooh!:
 Quoting: Tanarus


Lol.. My last name isn't Obama.
 Quoting: AR 15-SPECIALIST


I know. just making a point. I wanna smack the guy who came up with that line.
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Re: Do you ever feel guilty for being more fortunate for others?
No. Adults are a product of their choices. Children have the opportunity to grow up and make better choices than their parents/guardians.
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Re: Do you ever feel guilty for being more fortunate for others?
I have worked at my present employer for close to 30 years and have went through a lot during that time to get to where I'm at and what I have. Compassion yes, guilt hell no.
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Re: Do you ever feel guilty for being more fortunate for others?
As hard as I had to work to get where I'm at...absolutely not.
 Quoting: Chip


I hear ya there....but, even though we have worked hard for what we have, not all get the opportunity to work harder to better themselves and their situations. Those are the ones I feel bad for.
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11/26/2012 01:18 PM
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Re: Do you ever feel guilty for being more fortunate for others?
I feel humbled and believe you share with others as needs are known. Sometimes a little and sometimes more according to the circumstances and opportunities. We are blessed in excess of what most of the people this planet experience.
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Re: Do you ever feel guilty for being more fortunate for others?
No, I've busted my ass for 20+ years to get where I am.
That being said I have not forgot what it's like to live paycheck to paycheck.

It's like the old saying...

Money can't buy happiness....

Money buys piece of mind. Piece of mind = happiness
 Quoting: AR 15-SPECIALIST


Hand me a few million....I'll show you how happy I can get.

:Dooooh!:
 Quoting: Tanarus


Well no...you could have some fun maybe, but happiness is a different issue...
With freedom comes responsibility.

Heterosexual pride!

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I feel humbled and believe you share with others as needs are known. Sometimes a little and sometimes more according to the circumstances and opportunities. We are blessed in excess of what most of the people this planet experience.
 Quoting: Mickeyblue 9806228


God will grant more to those that manage his wealth wisely...the poor can help no one, and the selfish are always miserable...
With freedom comes responsibility.

Heterosexual pride!

Briefcut4892
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Re: Do you ever feel guilty for being more fortunate for others?
No, I've busted my ass for 20+ years to get where I am.
That being said I have not forgot what it's like to live paycheck to paycheck.

It's like the old saying...

Money can't buy happiness....

Money buys piece of mind. Piece of mind = happiness
 Quoting: AR 15-SPECIALIST


Hand me a few million....I'll show you how happy I can get.

:Dooooh!:
 Quoting: Tanarus


Well no...you could have some fun maybe, but happiness is a different issue...
 Quoting: BRIEF


Trust me Brief. I can make it work. ohyeah
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11/26/2012 01:27 PM
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Re: Do you ever feel guilty for being more fortunate for others?
yes, I make less than you.
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yes
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Re: Do you ever feel guilty for being more fortunate for others?
As hard as I had to work to get where I'm at...absolutely not.
 Quoting: Chip


I hear ya there....but, even though we have worked hard for what we have, not all get the opportunity to work harder to better themselves and their situations. Those are the ones I feel bad for.
 Quoting: *Evan*


And that's my problem? I don't think so...I've got enough to worry about without trying to fix shit I cannot control.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. ~Arthur C. Clarke

Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. ~Mark Twain

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Re: Do you ever feel guilty for being more fortunate for others?
As hard as I had to work to get where I'm at...absolutely not.
 Quoting: Chip


I hear ya there....but, even though we have worked hard for what we have, not all get the opportunity to work harder to better themselves and their situations. Those are the ones I feel bad for.
 Quoting: *Evan*


And that's my problem? I don't think so...I've got enough to worry about without trying to fix shit I cannot control.
 Quoting: Chip


No, I never said it was your problem.....

I was merely answering the OP, by using your post as an example of how I felt.
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Re: Do you ever feel guilty for being more fortunate for others?
Nope, because sharing is great.
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