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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopefully_a_fertile_mertile View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by PlayNice View Post

    Acknowledging ones own wealth and privilege is often met with accusations of bragging.
    So, do Aussies resent wealthy people?
    No, as a rule, I don't think Australians "resent" the wealthy, but I am pretty sure the average Australian doesn't like the obnoxious Australian (wealthy or otherwise) or those Australians who feel a certain level of self entitlement or self importance merely due to wealth.

    And just an edit to add - I feel a certain distaste for anyone who feels the need to disclose their income or net worth, so if that's what you mean by "acknowledging ones own wealth or privilege", I just can't see any social situation where it would be necessary :shrug:

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    Quote Originally Posted by biscotti View Post
    And just an edit to add - I feel a certain distaste for anyone who feels the need to disclose their income or net worth, so if that's what you mean by "acknowledging ones own wealth or privilege", I just can't see any social situation where it would be necessary :shrug:
    I agree, it's gross. I also find that the really wealthiest people I know actually never, ever speak about money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mahjong View Post
    I dont hate the wealthy, I hate the pretentiousness that can come with some people who are well off, treat others like **** and think they are above everyone.

    Everyone poops and all our farts smell just the same. Treat me like dirt, it will be reciprocated no matter your bank balance..
    I dunno about that ... I can handle my fluffs - but others kinda make me gag a little :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyla View Post
    I agree, it's gross. I also find that the really wealthiest people I know actually never, ever speak about money.
    I don't get why it's gross? I'm happy to tell people what my wage is just as I'm happy to tell them what my job is, or the suburb I live in, or any other fact about myself. What's gross about it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FearlessLeader View Post
    I don't get why it's gross? I'm happy to tell people what my wage is just as I'm happy to tell them what my job is, or the suburb I live in, or any other fact about myself. What's gross about it?
    I wouldn't say gross and I'm sorry but I think people talking about their incomes is knobby.... Opening the door to people judging a persona worth by their income.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FearlessLeader View Post
    I don't get why it's gross? I'm happy to tell people what my wage is just as I'm happy to tell them what my job is, or the suburb I live in, or any other fact about myself. What's gross about it?
    It makes me feel uncomfortable when people talk about it, Biscotti was referring to a social situation and talking about how much you earn and I just don't get why people do that in social situations. I've been asked by people too and it makes me feel weird being asked that too. Why do people talk about it?

    Maybe gross was the wrong word.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyla View Post
    I also find that the really wealthiest people I know actually never, ever speak about money.
    This has been my experience also.

    Money is a funny thing (I know this because ABBA told me). I don't think people hate on wealthy people any more than they hate on any other group of people in society but then again, I'm not uber wealthy so I don't really know!

    I personally dislike people who are wealthy and bask in it, saying that they have worked hard and have earned their lifestyles and they actually fail to recognise their privilege. Lots of people work really hard and have not a lot - you could have been born in a slum in India or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyla View Post
    It makes me feel uncomfortable when people talk about it, Biscotti was referring to a social situation and talking about how much you earn and I just don't get why people do that in social situations. I've been asked by people too and it makes me feel weird being asked that too. Why do people talk about it?

    Maybe gross was the wrong word.
    It's interesting and I often wonder if it's just a western thing as whenever I've spent time in parts of Asia people ask you quite upfront what you do and how much you earn. It's not seen as private at all. And it's not bragging. People seem very interested in knowing what others earn in the same way they'd ask what you paid for your house or how much rent you pay.

    It was quite confronting the first few times I was asked until I realised they didn't want to do anything with the information - they weren't trying to make themselves feel better, or trying to belittle me by then telling me how much they earned. It was just a question.


 
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