Posted January 31, 2013
Now I see that, at least in my case, you didn't realize the point I was trying to make at all. Perhaps the language barrier makes it a bit difficult to properly understand each other's viewpoints. In your own words "Who on Earth only uses his money to get by?" That's a good point -- there's nothing wrong to treating yourself to a bear every now and then, even if you are poor. But to compare that to a person who drops 45k a night on a bar tab, and then say that the person who bought one beer is just as wasteful as the person who spent 45k on alcohol because somewhere in the world a person could live from the price of that one beer - that is a massive leap of logic that simply doesn't follow. If that person who bought one beer is wasteful, than how wasteful is ti to buy 45k worth of beer? They are not equal.
F4LL0UT: Note that keeveek is responding to people who use that kind of logic to accuse rich people of being assholes, not to make you feel bad. The point is that it's always hypocritical to accuse the rich guys of being dicks for spending their money in a wasteful manner because almost everybody does that when put into the corresponding context. Who on Earth only uses his money to get by?