The Rich Are Different From The Poor Analysis

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Only a small percentage of the world’s population is rich. A source states, “The richest 1 percent of the world’s population currently controls 48 percent of the world’s total wealth” (Shin). With the rich being a considerably small amount of the whole population and controlling almost half of the wealth in the world, it is hard to imagine that the rich have any similarities with the majority. Well, according to another source, “the difference between the upper and lower class is empathy” (Kraus). Whatever the claim may be regarding the difference or differences between the rich and the majority, it is generally true that the rich are different than the majority of people who are not because they have a different mindset than those who are…show more content…
The rich tend to think bigger than everyone else; they are more optimistic about things such as opportunities and obstacles. A rich person would not be as discouraged if something did not go their way, whereas a person who is not rich would probably be discouraged and possibly not even try to attempt the obstacle again. Lucas Falconer states in his article that one of the ways the rich differ from the poor is “Rich people concentrate on opportunities and this allows them to eventually reach their goals”. Also, in the article, “How the Rich are Different from the Poor II: Empathy” Michael Kraus says, “The main difference between individuals from relatively upper- and lower-class backgrounds lead to differences in empathy”. This prediction stems from the fact that the environment has an impact on how one was brought up, for instance, the source states that ” lower-class individuals are more dependent on the social environment, while the social economy and resources allow upper-class individuals to navigate the social world” (Kraus). A poll taken in 2012, shows that rich people are actually 43 percent more likely to be hardworking than the average American…show more content…
Rich people form groups together and surround themselves with like-minded people, while average people think rich people are snobs. The truth is, the rich would just rather not surround themselves with negativity, and when they surround themselves with people with a like mind, it helps them to stay positive and stay on track with their goals. This is one reason why the rich are rich; it has to do with who they choose to be surrounded by. Most of the time, the average person would just assume it is impossible to be rich, and they think of all the things they cannot do, but the rich chose not to think that way, and that is another reason why the more wealthy folks are different from the people who are not. The last reason the rich are different than the majority is because the rich actually spend their money differently than those who are not. Of course the rich and the not so rich have to spend their money on the necessities such as food, water, shelter, and etc. but rich people just spend on a much larger scale and they will focus more on the quality of what they are purchasing, especially when it
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