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

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    Did you see this happen prior to October 2008 or after October 2008? I doubt that you know anybody that was under the age of 28 on March 30, 2014 that actually done this.
    I have seen it for 20 years or so and I just shake my head. These kids never learn the value of a dollar.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    I have seen it for 20 years or so and I just shake my head. These kids never learn the value of a dollar.
    I have no doubt that you saw this happen over the last 2 decades. I'm just doubting that you seen it happen in the last 6 years.

    I'm 34. I've seen both sides of this. I'm old enough to remember the old economy but I'm young enough to see the burn of the new economy.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    I have no doubt that you saw this happen over the last 2 decades. I'm just doubting that you seen it happen in the last 6 years.

    I'm 34. I've seen both sides of this. I'm old enough to remember the old economy but I'm young enough to see the burn of the new economy.
    Well now that you mention it I have not seen much of that lately, what I see is kids out of college living with mom and dad.

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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.

    I'd say that you are no different but your wife is the bomb!!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    My income went up by 52.412589759%. If your numbers are accurate. This would be equivalent to your income jumping to somewhere between $304,825 - $381,031 per year.

    By the way. We live on different planets. I would not consider my income middle class. I would consider it working class. Is that equivalent to being poor?
    If I wanted to live and send my children to a good school in Manhattan on $381,031 per year, I would be too poor to pull that off.

    That would be equivalent to being poor in Manhattan.

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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".
    That's an interesting comment. I haven't seen that out of any of those you mentioned.

    Based on that comment and this thread I'm going to hazard a guess that you are putting more emphasis on income than others tend to.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Well now that you mention it I have not seen much of that lately, what I see is kids out of college living with mom and dad.
    The college recruiter described a different future.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    I'd say that you are no different but your wife is the bomb!!
    Yeah. That is completely accurate. Her employer thinks so too. Her raise was approved unanimously by 3 committees and by majority vote of the entire organization by unanimous vote. She is the bomb but I have to inform you that she is already taken. You spoke up too late.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Del Zeppnile View Post
    If I wanted to live and send my children to a good school in Manhattan on $381,031 per year, I would be too poor to pull that off.

    That would be equivalent to being poor in Manhattan.
    I'm not sure how to respond. I am incapable of understanding your predicament. It is quite possible that you are misrepresenting your situation. If not, I probably have more disposable income than you do. I don't know how to translate our situations. I apologize.

    I know people that make $80,000 a year and can't afford to put up $200 to send their kid to camp. My income was in the high $20's. I have never seen difficutly in coming up with $200 for something that I felt was important. In your scenario you live in a different state. The person I am describing lives in my same area but struggles to come up with $200. I don't get that either.

    I'm quite the bonehead on certain topics. Understanding the poverty of a Manhattan income of $250,000 is something I know very little about.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    You are a hero. You are great at psychoanalysis Now. Please stop with the harrassment and insults. They are completely irrelevant to the discussion. Just enjoy your status as a superior human being in silence like most adults.
    Awwwwwwwww...thank you! But of course its NOT BEING INSULTING. Its silly that you think that it is. LITERALLY...if you claim that YOU PERSONALLY have a problem with thousands of people...then YOU PERSONALLY may be the one with the problem. Just sayin.

    Take...yourself for example. By your own reckoning, he is talking about YOU. YOU started this thread claiming you suddenly have managed to do better. Now...by HIS reckoning...you are just like those thousands of people. Right? After all...he has seen it THOUSANDS OF TIMES. In fact...of you, now...he believes..."People start at low salary and are ok people, they get promoted and become a little convinced by their own publicity, promoted again they become egotistic smug pricks and the more money they get the more they generate inflated self worth and see everyone else's lack thereof. They lose any concept of doing anything decent. They do what is asked of them, take the money and are thoroughly nasty people who lie continually just in the course of any day."

    Didnt he just describe your OP?

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