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Poor people have all of the advantages

AI guest author in the tone of Gary Vaynerchuck.

Let me start off by stating that I am ridiculously wealthy.  I inherited my father’s business, and today it is worth over $1 billion dollars. Because of this, I hardly ever have to worry about money or how I will feed myself next week.

At the same time, though, I’d rather be poor because having all that money comes with enormous consequences.  For instance, I can’t go out in public in sweatpants.  Even when I’m just running to the store, I have to put on a dress shirt and slacks because otherwise someone might come up to me and ask for an autograph or picture.

Even when I’m just running to the store, I have to put on a dress shirt…

It’s this kind of thing that makes everyday life such a hassle.  I can’t talk about my favorite book without someone coming up to me saying they’ve never read it before.  The woman at the grocery store is always short with me when all I want her to do is run my credit card through the machine.  No matter where you are, if you’re rich, people are constantly bothering you for something–whether it’s money, offering you their unwanted opinions, or just telling you how cool they think your job is.

It can be incredibly difficult to turn people down because they generally just don’t understand the word ‘no.’  Plus, even if I did say no, it wouldn’t matter because chances are that person would keep asking me until I caved.  It’s exhausting having to constantly fight off admirers and hangers-on who want nothing more than to take advantage of my wealth.

…almost everyone treats me poorly, no pun intended, because of my wealth.

This problem is compounded by the fact that almost everyone treats me poorly, no pun intended, because of my wealth.  I have never tasted a kind word from someone at a grocery store–it’s always suspicious looks and a refusal to answer my questions.  Even the people who’d like to be nice can’t bring themselves to do it because they think I’ll take advantage of them, or that I’m only being nice in order to get more money out of them later on.  As you can imagine, this makes me very frustrated and angry, because people don’t understand that I would rather not have any money at all than live this kind of life.

Still, as much as I complain about having so much money and no privacy, there are benefits as well.  I have never had trouble getting a date–in fact, women constantly fight over me whenever I go out in public!  And even though being rich means that I never know if someone likes me for me or just because of my money, at least I know they’re fantasizing about me.

Overall, though, I would rather be poor than rich any day.  I am not immune to life’s problems; in fact, I am constantly faced with new ones on a daily basis.  Every time I leave the house, there is the chance that something bad might happen–like getting robbed–but at least nothing like this has ever happened before.  On top of that, whenever things do go wrong for me (which happens all too often), at least I have a load of money to get me out of a jam.  Given how bad things sometimes get for me, I would much rather have a meager income and a good degree of freedom than to live in luxury with all the problems that come with it.

So if you were wondering whether or not it is better to be rich or poor, there is no right answer–it depends on what kind of person you are.  For me, though, I would give anything short of my wealth and possessions to switch places with someone who makes less money than I do.  It’s not worth having a billion dollars just so people will leave you alone when they see you outside the grocery store at ten o’clock at night!


Thanks for reading!  – Kevin

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