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    Re: Am I a better person now that my income has increased?

    Why exactly is your base annual income so low? its like $7.84 an hour if you are working full time

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    Re: Am I a better person now that my income has increased?

    option #2

    Your character hasn't changed but it's good that you're using less public services and paying more taxes.
    If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.

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    Re: Am I a better person now that my income has increased?

    Quote Originally Posted by Crovax View Post
    Why exactly is your base annual income so low? its like $7.84 an hour if you are working full time
    That's how much my boss pays me. Is it really that big of a mystery?

    Fun fact: The minimum wage in the United States is $7.25 an hour. If a person works 20 hours per week that equals $7,540 per year. Yes, some people make $7,540 per year and even less.
    Last edited by vasuderatorrent; 03-30-14 at 01:10 PM.

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    Re: Am I a better person now that my income has increased?

    Quote Originally Posted by mpg View Post
    it's good that you're using less public services and paying more taxes.
    How so? Good for who?

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    Re: Am I a better person now that my income has increased?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    That's how much my boss pays me. Is it really that big of a mystery?
    Actually yes it is. Even the "evil" Walmart starting pay is around $8 an hour with yearly raises, and most other unskilled jobs pay even higher.

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    Re: Am I a better person now that my income has increased?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    Lizzie, turtledude, cephus, miserveritis are a few of the people who think poor people are scum for the simple fact that their income is low.

    I understand this thinking to some degree. It just doesn't account for the fact that a good economy can boost the income of "scum bags".


    OK...here is a direct and honest answer.

    Depends...where you a douchebag when you had lower income? Did you covet other peoples wealth, did you feel entitled to the success of other and were you filled with hatred and envy? Did you vent outrage at others due to your own sloth and weakness? Are you today a changed person? DO you repent of your past behaviors and strive to do better, not because you have more income but because recognize the error of your past and you are no longer an envious bitter angry hate filled little person (remember...assuming thats what you were to start)? Then the answer is...yes...today you are a better person, but NOT because of your increase in income. If not..and really this is just a pitiful attempt to slam others because you are still that same person...then...no...your income increase has done nothing and you personally havent changed a bit.
    Last edited by VanceMack; 03-30-14 at 01:31 PM.

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    Re: Am I a better person now that my income has increased?

    Oh...and congrats on the deserved increases! Hope you do good things with it. Better today...better tomorrow.

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    Re: Am I a better person now that my income has increased?

    No offense but the OP is dumb. Who ever said a better income makes you a better person? You have a better house drive a better car etc but better person?

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    Re: Am I a better person now that my income has increased?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    My base annual income as of March 18, 2014 = $16,302
    My wife's base income as of March 18, 2014 = $13,500

    Total income = $29,802.00

    My base annual income as of March 19, 2014 = $16,302
    My wife's base income as of March 19, 2014 = $18,720
    Additional source of income as of March 20, 2014 = $10,400

    Total income = $45,422.

    In the course of 2 days my household income jumped by $15,622.

    How does this make me a better person than I was 2 days prior? I don't get it. My eligibility for many government benefits vanished. Does this make me a better person from a moral perspective? If so, what was I doing wrong before this happened? What was I doing right that caused this to happen? How did my character change just in the course of 2 days?

    I voted for the third option but I know lots of people believe that scum bags have low incomes and good people have high incomes.

    Perhaps this exercise will allow them the opportunity to explain their world view.
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    Re: Am I a better person now that my income has increased?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    My base annual income as of March 18, 2014 = $16,302
    My wife's base income as of March 18, 2014 = $13,500

    Total income = $29,802.00

    My base annual income as of March 19, 2014 = $16,302
    My wife's base income as of March 19, 2014 = $18,720
    Additional source of income as of March 20, 2014 = $10,400

    Total income = $45,422.

    In the course of 2 days my household income jumped by $15,622.

    How does this make me a better person than I was 2 days prior? I don't get it. My eligibility for many government benefits vanished. Does this make me a better person from a moral perspective? If so, what was I doing wrong before this happened? What was I doing right that caused this to happen? How did my character change just in the course of 2 days?

    I voted for the third option but I know lots of people believe that scum bags have low incomes and good people have high incomes.

    Perhaps this exercise will allow them the opportunity to explain their world view.
    Depends on how you earned the money. If you worked hard, then you deserved it. If you got it through other means of ill gotten gains, you're not better. Having more or less doesn't define your character.

    We all want more income, it's what we'll do for it that matters. Most work for it, while some are fortunate or lucky, then there are those who gain it unethically. It also depends on what income means to you? Is it a source of security or merely an hedonistic, ego trip?

    A lot of people equate success, strictly with effort, and that's just not the way it always is.
    Einstein, "science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."

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