I've noticed a definite trend in life that wealthy people are often assumed to lack insight, compassion or understanding of what it's like to not be wealthy.
Acknowledging ones own wealth and privilege is often met with accusations of bragging.
So, do Aussies resent wealthy people? Is it ever ok to acknowledge you are wealthy if you are?
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06-09-2013 14:13 #1
Do Aussies hate wealthy people?
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06-09-2013 14:16 #2
Depends on their attitude?
06-09-2013 14:16 #3
I don't think we are wealthy, hubby and I are well off but not what I would consider wealthy.
I don't think Aussies hate wealthy people, if that person has become wealthy from their own achievements then I feel they should be congratulated.
06-09-2013 14:18 #4
But like zombie eyes said, depends on their attitude.
06-09-2013 14:20 #5Senior Member
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I think if you're judging by bubhub attitudes I think there's equal bashing for those worse off (welfare) as much as there is for those who are well off. If not worse.
I don't judge or know or want to know how much somebody earns. I like nice people.
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06-09-2013 14:23 #6
I do think there can be a bit of backlash against anyone who is seen to have it too easy. That can be because they have a high(er) income, or because they are "welfare bludgers".
I definitely think people often feel more comfortable in the company of people who are similar to them in terms of income and ability, which can be seen as being against anyone outside of that bracket.
06-09-2013 14:24 #7
That being said my dh and I are not wealthy ourselves and live a very average lifestyle in an old house trying to get ahead on our own. I feel ppl are resentful of wealthy people as more often than not they don't believe anyone wealthy knows how to struggle I think it's true! I didn't know what hit me when I first had to struggle but I appreciate what I have so much more now.
06-09-2013 14:29 #8
I do feel like I sometimes have to hold back on what I talk about in terms of my upbringing because ppl build their feelings about you from things such as private schools etc without even giving you a chance. So I do agree sometimes it happens. But as you say, if you are a nice person you do not judge no matter rich or poor. You never want to seem like a braggard. It def makes life more comfortable when you talk about whatever and your friends or company are in the same position financially as you. your priorities with money are similar and they get where you're at.
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06-09-2013 14:33 #9
Australia is famous for 'tall poppy syndrome'!
06-09-2013 15:04 #10Senior Member
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Maybe Aussies envy wealthy people. I would say any countries people would.. Why just Aussies?
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