I know I’ve posted about it before, but this topic keeps bothering me. I really have a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that people care more about another person’s income than they do about the person themselves. What the hell is wrong with the world? How can anyone place judgement on another person based solely on what’s in their bank account?
I’ve been poor most of my life. Maybe that’s part of the issue. I’ve repeatedly been on the shit end of this topic. It’s not for lack of trying to make more money; I work my ass off trying to make more. Sometimes shit is just the way it is and you can’t do much about it. However, my lack of money doesn’t make me a bad person or someone unworthy of friends or love.
Being poor doesn’t make you less worthy, nor does having a lot of money make you more worthy. People are who they are, and no amount of money changes that. You can be a rich asshole or a poor one. You can be amazing with a six-figure salary or with six bucks to your name. Money does not say anything at all about who a person is. Which makes me think of a stereotype that I fucking hate: If you’re poor, you must be lazy. Bullshit! People sometimes bust their asses 12-18 hours a day and still barely scrape by while someone else makes $20 an hour sitting on their ass doing the bare minimum. How much you makes does not relate equally to how hard you work.
People really need to take a good hard look at themselves and realize that they’re being shallow fucks. Do not judge people by their income! Don’t judge them based on what kind of car they drive or what clothes they wear. You’re dealing with a PERSON! Judge based on how they act, what they say, how they treat themselves and others. That’s what really matters. That’s how you know whether someone is worthy of your friendship or love. There’s so much that makes a person who they are, take all of that into account and stop being so damn shallow.
It’s also stupid for people to be hung up on their own income. Making more money doesn’t make you a better person. Don’t drive yourself into the grave working to make more just so other people will think you’re more worthy of being with. Make an income that makes you happy and leave it at that. You don’t need to die over money. You shouldn’t live above your means to get other people to think you have money either. Your income shouldn’t matter to anyone, who you are should.
People just need to stop being so fucking shallow. I’m sick to death of it. Most people don’t give a shit about who someone is on the inside anymore. They care about the bank account, the car, the clothes, the makeup and the surgical enhancements. It’s pathetic. It’s sad. We need to get back to being human beings who care about each other and ditch the damn sheep mentality of cold materialism and apathy.