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Post time 2017-5-6 16:31:19 |Display all floors
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The reason why I am writing this is because I have never seen rich people and poor people be friends. For example a rich person will want to certain activities which is within their social class, whereas a poor friend wont be able to afford to participate in those activities.



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Post time 2017-5-6 16:41:25 |Display all floors
Two classifications of rich and poor:

based on economic and social measures (financial poverty)
based on knowledge, thoughts and understanding (thought poverty)
Based on economic and social classification, social and rich can not be friends because being economically poor is a result of social and economic disconnect.

Micro Understanding of Poverty Prevents From Macro Solutions to Poverty

Influential non-profit organizations (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation), universal organizations (like United Nations), governments and prestigious educational institutions don’t yet have abstracted (the primary goal of scientific research) to understand poverty in a scientific and universal way.

Unknown Fact: Poverty Exists Worldwide For A Single Scientific Reason:

Even though the poverty exists worldwide for a single scientific reason, all organizations and institutions remain focused on tackling poverty at the most micro and regional revel, wasting tons of resources to temporary help a minute fraction of poor and showing complete lack of interest in the importance of first gaining the optimal understanding of the question: what causes poverty in the most abstracted sense.

"Hunger is not caused by a scarcity of food, but by a scarcity of democrary" - Frances Moore Lappé

The Right Question Is More Important Than The Right Answer

The critical path to solving a problem is not to first start finding the right answer, but rather first fully understanding the question. Without the right question, one cannot get to a scalable answer.

Fighting and Eradicating the Poor and the Poverty

Invest a few minutes in understanding the impact of the wordings used worldwide regarding poverty: “fight poverty” and “eradicate poverty”.

These types of wordings in marketing campaigns unconsciously trigger hate and dislike towards poverty and the poor. Rather than feeling sympathetic towards the poor, we unconsciously tend to dislike the poor, avoid the poor and fight the poor.

Homophily Based Friendships

In contrast, in case of homophilic friendships (homophily: a sociological theory based on “love of the same”, “shared experiences lead to shared experiences” and “shared understand”), the rich and the poor can not only be friends but also be best friends.

The key difference in both approaches mentioned above is a person’s status and social consciousness vs. educational consciousness and intentions.

Pains of Social Rejection

Socially and economically conscious rich people tend to feel socially rejected and insulted when disclosing their connectivity with the poor people. This type of human consciousness results in pain perceived and triggered by acknowledgement and acceptance of social connections where economic differences exists.

Joys of Social Acceptance

Knowledge conscious rich people, on the other hand, feel proud of their poor friends, based on their similarities in understanding their shared thoughts that are focused on progressive and innovative social, educational and economic developments. This type of human consciousness creates injects happiness because of perceived acceptance of one's thoughts.

Selfish and Insincere Motivations To Transitions in Friendship

Of course, there are “rich” people who won’t become “friends” with poor people until the “poor” becomes “rich”, which can then in turn make them “best friends”, but not sincere friends, to fulfill one’s particular selfish, non-healthy and social motives.

Root Reasons:

Understanding poverty is one area where Adam Smith, "father of economics," remained confused and his work was largely ignored. Note that Adam Smith's work on causalities is rated "juvenille"

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Post time 2017-5-6 17:27:59 |Display all floors
The problem I see is the rich man will soon become a walking ATM
Befriending poor people is ok as long as they don't take advantage of the rich persons wealth, but that's unlikely to happen..
if you want something in life get off your backside, and do it yourself!! don't rely on others to do it for you

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Yes I have several poor friends it can work

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parcher Post time: 2017-5-6 17:27
The problem I see is the rich man will soon become a walking ATM
Befriending poor people is ok as l ...

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Post time 2017-5-7 02:31:25 |Display all floors
1584austin Post time: 2017-5-6 18:24
Yes I have several poor friends it can work

I have rich relatives they perfer to socialise with the us the poor side of the family it. Does work

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Post time 2017-5-7 02:41:08 |Display all floors
dusty1 Post time: 2017-5-7 02:31
I have rich relatives they perfer to socialise with the us the poor side of the family it. Does wo ...

Good I don't mind having poor friends and showing them how we live, it's not their fault they are poor

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