3 Responses to “An open letter to the rich”

  1. 1 David(p) June 23, 2010 at 2:48 am

    wait, so where do I send the money?

  2. 2 clementia June 26, 2010 at 4:33 am

    the title should be “an open letter to the stupid rich”, as you are actually condemning stupid persons.

    at other occasions, I can write “an open letter to the stupid poor”.

    then we fall into the elitism as we are feeling good and comfortable to be relatively smarter.

    • 3 JSC7 June 27, 2010 at 7:39 am

      I hope it’s pretty clear that I’m not discussing intelligence. I think there’s a big difference between stupid and uninspired. I would guess that most of the people I’m referring to are very smart – that’s how they became rich in the first place. What I’m arguing is that one of the great benefits of wealth is the fact that you have the opportunity to take inspired risks without losing a chance at a comfortable life. If you’re poor and uninspired, you have the excuse that you’re busy just surviving and trying to make ends meet. If you’re rich and uninspired, that excuse doesn’t exist.

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