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    Re: Cincinnati High School Paying Students To Come To School

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    A productive member of society? You mean like the CEOs, bankers, and Wall Street brokers who steal millions and then get the government to bail them out for millions more? Do you mean the people who work and save their entire life and then lose everything because they end up with an illness and they are underinsured? How about all those hard working and productive people in the last few years who watched their 401Ks disappear and ended up under water on their mortgage?

    I'm sorry, but I don't think you can feed that bull crap, fantasy American dream stuff to kids living in poverty in this day and age when they have witnessed the corruption of the last decade. They are as you wanted them to be. They are materialistic consumers, who think greed is good, and will innovate whatever way they can to make quick cash rather than waste their lives toiling under the plow just to have the fruits of their labor stripped from them by a celebrated rich crook who will never face repercussions.
    So can I go rob a bank and be forgiven because of all these terrible things corporate CEO's do? After all in comparison it doesn't seem so bad. The types of comparisons you do here are irrelevant. All things bad and corrupt stand on their own and need to be criticized on their own without having to compare them to something that is just as bad or worse. Your attitude is why we don't have more people in poverty longing and striving to be better. They have an excuse because those greedy coporate CEO's are so much worse.

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    Re: Cincinnati High School Paying Students To Come To School

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    That was perhaps one of the dumbest posts I have ever seen on this forum.
    You've got about nine in this thread alone.

    And as usual, you didn't get the point of my barb.

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    Re: Cincinnati High School Paying Students To Come To School

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Read what you wrote. Perhaps rich kids don't need to make that kind of money because they are already rich.
    They ain't $10,000 a day rich like was insuated. Rich kids aren't handed fists full of dollars every day by their parents. Those parents didn't get rich by being that frivilous with their money. This notion that rich kids live the lives of Hiltons and Kardashians is just ridiculous.

    In fact, often times rich kids aren't very happy because it is incredibly hard for them to meet the standards set by their parents. They can do very well in life, and still feel like failures no matter how supportive their family is.

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    Re: Cincinnati High School Paying Students To Come To School

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    They ain't $10,000 a day rich like was insuated. Rich kids aren't handed fists full of dollars every day by their parents. Those parents didn't get rich by being that frivilous with their money. This notion that rich kids live the lives of Hiltons and Kardashians is just ridiculous.

    In fact, often times rich kids aren't very happy because it is incredibly hard for them to meet the standards set by their parents. They can do very well in life, and still feel like failures no matter how supportive their family is.
    I don't disagree with the comments in your post, here, but my comment that you quote is STILL accurate.
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    Re: Cincinnati High School Paying Students To Come To School

    Quote Originally Posted by jambalaya View Post
    So can I go rob a bank and be forgiven because of all these terrible things corporate CEO's do? After all in comparison it doesn't seem so bad. The types of comparisons you do here are irrelevant. All things bad and corrupt stand on their own and need to be criticized on their own without having to compare them to something that is just as bad or worse. Your attitude is why we don't have more people in poverty longing and striving to be better. They have an excuse because those greedy coporate CEO's are so much worse.
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    Re: Cincinnati High School Paying Students To Come To School

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    They ain't $10,000 a day rich like was insuated. Rich kids aren't handed fists full of dollars every day by their parents. Those parents didn't get rich by being that frivilous with their money. This notion that rich kids live the lives of Hiltons and Kardashians is just ridiculous.

    In fact, often times rich kids aren't very happy because it is incredibly hard for them to meet the standards set by their parents. They can do very well in life, and still feel like failures no matter how supportive their family is.
    Again, Erod, to me it's a matter of opportunity cost.
    You are right that not ALL rich kids are handed fists of dollars everyday (some, and I've met them, are) but they are by no means uncomfortable. They also have many more opportunities than those born in the ghetto. I'm not saying that someone coming from a broken, impoverished home has NO chance of being a productive member of society and that someone coming from a well off stable family will be successful regardless. You're right in saying those kids aren't 10k a day rich for the most part. Most in the ghetto aren't either (anecdotal story about the 10k anyway) though.

    Would you agree that someone selling drugs in the ghetto has a lot less to LOSE and a lot more to GAIN compared to a privileged child doing the same?

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    Re: Cincinnati High School Paying Students To Come To School

    Would you agree that someone selling drugs in the ghetto has a lot less to LOSE and a lot more to GAIN compared to a privileged child doing the same?
    A lot less to lose sure. But not a lot more to gain.

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