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"“People who don’t have money don’t understand the stress."

From this article.

For the record, I, too, do not go on annual ski trips to Whistler, Tahoe, or Aspen.
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caerwynx From: caerwynx Date: February 29th, 2012 07:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
...wow...
elsewhereangel From: elsewhereangel Date: February 29th, 2012 07:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
and to think my headache had just gone away.

funny they don't mention how it ends for Lily Bart either.
siliconshaman From: siliconshaman Date: February 29th, 2012 07:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Reading that, I had scroll back up and check it wasn't The Onion...
yeah, not feeling much sympathy really.
aiela From: aiela Date: February 29th, 2012 08:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
*shakes head* As many in the comments said, get back to me when you're trying to figure out how to make the groceries last til payday, or figure out how you're going to pay the heating bill. I've been there, and while I wouldn't want to go back, at least I know how to cope.

I do feel sorry for those making six figures in a high cost of living area, because "move somewhere else" is not exactly easy - hasn't anyone looked around at the job market lately? I have friends living in Brooklyn that would love to live somewhere else, but there just aren't JOBS somewhere cheaper.

jeff_morris From: jeff_morris Date: February 29th, 2012 09:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Just curious--you a Tbogg reader as well?

And, having read the article, I am reminded of the wise saying my father used to use: "You can find sympathy between shit and syphillis in the dictionary."

Edited at 2012-02-29 10:10 pm (UTC)
dandelion_diva From: dandelion_diva Date: February 29th, 2012 09:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, the poor dear babies. How *will* they ever survive?

Excuse me, I have to go throw the hell up now.
arielstarshadow From: arielstarshadow Date: February 29th, 2012 10:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
I cannot believe the words that come out of some people's mouths
raptorgirl From: raptorgirl Date: March 1st, 2012 02:47 am (UTC) (Link)
Infuriating. The whole thing reads like an Onion story. Are these people THAT out of touch with reality? (Answer: Yes.)
kk1raven From: kk1raven Date: March 1st, 2012 03:32 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh my, how terrible it must be to be stressed that way. Perhaps they should give up all that money and be poor so that they don't have to worry about it any more.
captain18 From: captain18 Date: March 1st, 2012 11:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's all a matter of perspective. Yes, for most of us there are difficult decisions to be made to maintain a reasonable existence, and yes, the complaints of these people are pretty trivial.

But keep in mind for most of them, they've never had to conceive of having to do this at all. And that's something that scales pretty well for most of us: I take things like my sight and hearing for granted and will never be able to truly relate to those who are without. I know I'm not alone in this. But as much as those who have less think that those who have more should take a walk in their shoes, I firmly believe that is a two way street.

I do hope though that the folks in this article find this to be a wake-up call.
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