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If you are poor, do you have any wealthy/ rich friends? If you are rich, do you have any poor/ middle class friends? (and I mean friends.... not acquaintances)
TweetBird216 TweetBird216 26-30, F 33 Answers Nov 2, 2012 in Parenting & Family

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Of course they can be. It's the people who are important not "things and stuff" or lack of them.

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yes I do, and yes they can :)

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Not really, we live pretty much hand to mouth but everything we have, we paid for ourselves by working, not benefits. Most rich people are stuck up and seem to look down their noses at everyone else not in their situation. I know they judge us as uneducated and not as good as they are because we don't have nice things, they talk down to us but really they have no right, we are better people because we do not worship money and comparing incomes, we give far more to others who are less fortunate than we are and that is worth gold in the bank of heaven.

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Ideally, economic status should not affect friendship, but in the real world, SINCERE friendships are rare between "classes". It's usually patronizing or symbiotic.

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lol i am rich at heart! depends on your definition of richness

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money... lots of money

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Of course!

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I've had close friends from all walks of life. Lived in some really rich cities and neighborhoods, and lived in the ghetto too

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a big YES

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ofcourse!

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I think it is possible!<br />
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My parents have friends who are rich and they are middle class, they get along and visit one another.

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yes

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I think they could if they looked at each other only as equal human beings.

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yes..i have too many..money doesn't matter to them nor me..!!! :-)

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Good question. From my perspective I find that friendship requires understanding...so I suppose it depends if the rich person remembers being poor and if the poor person either knows what its like to have money or perhaps understood the reality of it rather than just the "everything would be fine if I was rich" dream, it should work. In my experience though it does seem difficult...basically because all the rich people I know think everything is easy and say things like "well why not just do it?" without realizing that people with no money don't have the same options as them.

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No, they can't. The rich will dominate the poor and there will be a lot of resentment no matter how much money the rich one gives to the poor. Rich and poor are two totally different worlds. The rich have to stick to their own kind.

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The only wealthy friend I know was poor like me when we were kids. She married a guy with a lucrative, marketable skill. We were best friends 25 years but these days we're pretty much limited to FB comments. It's sad to me, but I guess we both see we no longer have anything in common. She's always going on vacations or doing "events". I'm always struggling to pay my rent. For a while we'd try to call and catch up every few months but these days, nothing.<br />
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Every other encounter I've had with wealthy people ended badly. For one, they will cheat someone out of a day's pay when they can afford it more than anyone else. My SO was an immigrant so he worked cheap, but they'd expect it for FREE! They'd let him do the whole job then threaten to call ICE at the end of the day instead of paying the piddling eighty bucks he earned.<br />
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I worked construction for years and every single time we did an expensive home the owners were so annoying. Can you imagine someone telling you not to bring a bucket of paint into the house when you're PAINTING in the house? They really thought we'd spill it on their fine carpet despite taping off the dropcloths. Idiots. Okay I'm getting carried away. No more stories.

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in friendship there are no poor no rich. all human born by same process and every one has to pass away one day. that`s it. there is struggle in every ones life. there are up and down`s. but by your helping hand if some ones struggle reduces it is good. the happiness is wonderful. secondly do it secretely.

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Will you buy your friends ?

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i wouldn't... this is just a debate that my BF and I had this morning... he said that "everyone knows rich people and poor people are never friends..." ... so I decided to see if everyone "knew" this or not...

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Well ... If you're true friends money does'nt matter ... But I agree that's difficult to meet rich people when you're poor and vice-versa ...

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Yes. If their true friends, some poor people might get jealous though.

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It's easy to like one another across economic lines, but it's difficult to hang out and really develop a freindship simply because one party can't travel and dine with the other...can't afford it.

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