Considering the largest nations of savers are in East Asia, your racist statement is patently false.
Frederick Douglass: Find out just what any people will quietly submit to
and you have found out the exact measure of injustice
and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these
will continue till they are resisted with either
words or blows, or with both.
ďDonít believe them, donít fear them, donít ask
anything of them.Ē
Money doesn't make a person special, but having a bit of foresight, planning for the future, and discipline certainly does.
People like Jock Strappe who spend 20 years spending money on beer and whores are certainly inferior to people who have saved enough to avoid living on the dole in their 50s, and I have no qualms in saying as much.
i cain't keep the momentum up clem, i'm just a bit pissy for walking to freakin work and not remembering i had no students this evening till i was almost there. and rush hour in saigon is not the place to get pissy! what a circus. the taxi back was nice tho.
just leave the effete assholes to their smug fate i suppose. no point in wasting energy on people who are convinced their good fortune comes from their own efforts. they'll get a nice smack in the face on the other side of death's door i reckon.
i mean, how can you teach a closed mind? all those poor old fuckers in india scratching the dirt for a nugget of poo to eat, it's their own damn fault you know, they shoulda went to college and that. and learned to save the hard way!
take more fibre and liquids. smug will bung you up something awful. oh it has already!
You could be right--perhaps he blew his money on something else. The point still stands: he spent 20 years saving nothing. That's idiocy for anyone who has the capacity to save. Obviously this doesn't apply to Indian peasants living on subsistence farming, but to compare the two would be to engage in a false equivalency fallacy.
Again, as I've said, comparing a native English-speaker to a third-world peasant farmer is a disingenuous false equivalency. If you can speak English at a native level there is no reason why you shouldn't be able to save a nest egg in your working years.
right, all native english speakers grew up in the exact same matrix of superior breeding and financial acumen as you did. you and elmer the safety elephant.
Saving money in Today's environment is quite stupid actually. The governments around the world have decided to destroy savers by devaluating currencies, so putting your money in a Bank account hoping for an easy retirement a pipe dream. Interest rates at zero while real inflation is more like 5-6% and all that. If you have reached a retirement age maybe your money was tied in stocks and you lost everything. After all, the performance of stocks in the past 10 years is a big fat zero and it's no different than a casino. The only way you can come ahead is if you are some kind of a public servant leech (I am assuming Tomcat was, but maybe I'm assuming wrong), so you can lecture people how they should saved money while their fat taxpayer funded pension keeps rolling in.
It's a shame you have no idea about my background, because you'd realize how funny that statement is.
Even working at McDonald's in rural America it is possible to save for retirement. It has nothing to do with what social class you were born in and has everything to do with a bit of self-discipline.