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Re: Do you care how your T spends money? backseatdriver

Posted by Dinah on August 28, 2009, at 21:03:52

In reply to Re: Do you care how your T spends money?, posted by backseatdriver on August 28, 2009, at 14:21:56

Well, I know any number of wealthy individuals who might well have a Lexxus in their parking lots. Some of them are very nice people, some not so nice.... sort of like everyone else.

You know, they aren't all that much different than anyone else. Most of the ones I know don't buy that lexxus because they are trying to feel like they are somebody. They just decide to buy a car, and go to the lexxus dealer because they like the way they look. Or they've heard they have nice safety records or are reliable. And really why are they at fault if other people feel envious? Others may be envious of beauty too. Does that mean that beautiful people should try to play down their looks? Others may be envious of intelligence and charm. Ought the class brain pretend to be dumb? Or the charming and urbane pretend to be socially awkward?

I can't afford a Lexxus, but I don't feel any particular envy of those who can. I envy the humongous houses maybe, but that's just life. There are those who don't have as much as I do, and there are those who have far more than I ever will. I don't feel any animosity for those who live a lifestyle I can't afford, and I hope the people who can't afford a middle class lifestyle feel no animosity towards me.

Class may matter, but people matter more. Good people come in every class. Bad people come in any class. I try to judge people by other factors than what car they drive, or what clothes they wear. I don't consider that it is any different to judge someone based on their old clunker than it is to judge them on their new lexxus.

I try to judge people by their kindness, their generosity of spirit, their honor, their integrity. I even feel sort of bad when I slip into judging people on their intelligence or sense of humor....

 

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