(Original post by Ocassus)
You use generalisation -> I use another generalisation. The comparison was entirely apt.
Hurrah! She thinks she has an open mind! It of course doesn't mean that she does.
So you base quite a large demographic on just a few flatmates? Wow...
Well to be brutally honest, the notion of the 'chinese phantom' is not restricted exclusively to Private schoolers. It is a pretty well known phenomenon and is actively discussed by people from state schools and Private schools alike, even moreso on TSR.
Oh abloo bloo bloo. Don't hang around with them then?
If they are annoyed just try explaining to them? I can't believe many people are like this, nobody in my school nor anybody I have met is like this. Many if not all are made painfully aware of other peoples circumstances and not to flaunt their wealth. We don't talk about it on a day to day basis, we talk about things that anybody else talks about; The football match last weekend, the night out at the weekend, what we're doing in the gym, who is going out with who etcetera.
Good for you, but you're still conflating wealth with being an *******. *******s exist whether or not they are wealthy.
No, instead they work on an even more backwards ideology that is ironically fascistic. (See the UAF).
Then they are tools?
Lol, if that happened in my crowd we'd just raise an eyebrow and go 'er, you're alright mate' and leave him to sort it out himself.
Person living in London can only afford Food, shelter and has £200 left to spend on luxuries.
Person living in shropshire can afford food, shelter and has £500 left to spend on luxuries.
They both do the same job, but one gets substantially less utility because of where they live.
Of course I would be pleased, but I wouldn't expect nor demand that the people who were being extorted to support my family to be happy about it. This is how the basic system of morality works with you people, and it is actually quite selfish. It operates on the hypothetical scenario that if YOU were personally afflicted by something, then you would have motivation to do it. You then do some logical gymnastics and extrapolate it into a universal demand and application.
The concept of 'deserving' is entirely personal and subjective, some might 'deserve' it according to some people, and some might not. You can't use such flimsy premises to govern someones life.