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Does Every Multimillionaire / Billionaire Lose Touch With Reality?

Discussion in 'People & Relationships' started by Everyman, Aug 8, 2018.

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    The average Westerner on 30k a year, is going tohave alifestyle that sounds crazy and out of touch to the average resident of subsharane Africa.

    You pay a whole $1.48 to have somebody grow your food for you?

    About half the world lives on $2.50 a day, 80% of the population of the planet lives on less than $10 a day. If you earn $50 a day, your out of touch with the rest of the world. You just dpont realise, it because they can't afford to get online and tell you.

    At $300,000 as US median net worth, a billionaire is worth 3322x the average perosn

    If you earn more than $32,400 a year or have a net worth of 770,000 (Include equity in your home, value of your car, computers etc) then your in the top 1% and out of touch too.

    Are You in the Top One Percent of the World?
     
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    Well, have you?
     
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    Depends what you define as a REALITY.

    If you talk about a 'commonsense reality' - I've already lost the touch with it and I am not even a millionaire yet.
     
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    This post was the perfect way to describe it. I grew up in a family that was flat broke. Like no money, the only time my parents argued when I was growing up was over money, and it sure wasn't because they had too much of it. So throughout all of my life I viewed problems through the lens of what can be caused by a lack of money.

    I then was put in a different situation in my early 20s where I was surrounded by 1%-ers. I was originally looking at all of their problems through the lens of having no money. I couldn't comprehend why they did or did not do certain things. Eventually I was able to realize and understand how and why they looked at problems a certain way. I saw that "rich" people had plenty of problems just like "poor" people, they were just different problems.

    If people haven't been able to view problems from another group's or " class' " point of view, they will never understand their reasoning for believing certain things. Its something you have to experience for yourself. You can't apply your logic and reasoning to another class' point of view.

    All of the world's problems could be solved if people could look at issues from other peoples' perspective without any bias. I feel that being able to remove your own bias when looking at a situation is a skill/ability that needs to be actively worked on and unfortunately is a skill that most people don't even know exists. If they don't know it exists, they can't improve it.

    EDIT: I posted this after reading JAJT's post, without reading the rest of the thread. I think the conversation in this thread does a great job of proving my point.
     
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    Slowlaners are out of touch with reality.

    401k? compound interest? Social Security? lol...
     
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    Good stuff. Exactly. I am a dinosaur because of my views.

    Same here... Your post here is excellent. Thank you @JasonEP

    Again this is perfect @luniac .

    Having loads of money doesn't make you right. It makes you more powerful to force your version of reality on others, even if it's horribly wrong (Tesla's ev cars). Some will do this (I think the minority though). The problem for me is that we all bear the implications of e.g. Musk and his 'friends'' ideas. It costs to build these unviable projects, and it costs population (I won't expand on this here). I could mention other projects too... But let us stop and think about it - why do we need the Pyramids?...........

    That's why it's so important to Unscript yourself from what is going on around.
     
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    Good old Arnold went awol from the Austrian government before he came to the states. If an American actor/personally did that in their past they'd be labeled a pussy and a coward.

    With that being said, I used to really like him until he started to open his mouth about politics.
     
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