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    It really does my head in. It may be jealousy or the fact that I come from an unpriveledged background but here goes. In Manchester there is a lot of students (mainly from the south) who have nice cars, a seemingly endless supply of money from thier parents etc. (this is not an assumption because I ahve met said students). These students almost always have something to moan about - 'Oh im so skint' or 'Oh im so depressed' etc. What I want to know is...are these people not grateful for thier lives? Am I the only one here that gets annoyed by this?
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    Apparantly you are. Depression can affect anyone regardless of background. Point taken, some people moan about nothing, but a lot of people have genuine problems. You don't have to be working class to feel at a loss.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    It really does my head in. It may be jealousy or the fact that I come from an unpriveledged background but here goes. In Manchester there is a lot of students (mainly from the south) who have nice cars, a seemingly endless supply of money from thier parents etc. (this is not an assumption because I ahve met said students). These students almost always have something to moan about - 'Oh im so skint' or 'Oh im so depressed' etc. What I want to know is...are these people not grateful for thier lives? Am I the only one here that gets annoyed by this?
    Everyone in the UK is very privileged compared to people in the Sudan.

    So nobody can be upset in the UK and everyone has to be in the Sudan? Right?

    Why are you moaning about this? You aren't even starving.
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    they proberbly are skint ...they proberbly are depressed doesnt matter if they are privalleged or not
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    Try coming from Manchester TO the south to be surrounded by people who aren't unhappy at all, but are delighted to show off how privileged they are. I've not got the patience at all.

    Edit: And I disagree that they shouldn't be unhappy.
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    Your answer lies in this talk: http://www.ted.com/talks/barry_schwa...of_choice.html
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    I'm not 'priveledged' in that sense.
    But.
    I have a great family, awesome friends, love my degree etc etc.
    Depression can find anyone.
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    it's called coming from a rich background and taking it for granted, whereas if you're a poor scrub like I am in a two bed terrace, you're grateful for what you do have cos it's either that or nothing
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    It's called "relativity"

    Someone from a poor village in Bangladesh would be like "why are you moaning about 56k internet for? We don't even have a computer."
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    Their ponies get sick
    Their caviar tastes bitter
    and their frickin BMW doesn't go fast enough!
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    I think people can always find things to moan about. It's hard work to be happy and grateful 24/7.
    Everyone has bad days eg. miss the bus, student loan is late, fall out with boyfriend etc.

    Sounds a bit like you're jealous and bitter to me, sorry. But I don't blame you though, it's annoying but it's part of life.
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    you've got bucked loads compared to kids in Zimbabwe etc, so does that mean you shouldn't moan as well ? Money doesnt solve all problems in life you know....(well, unless were talking mega bucks..)
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    I love it when they say "I'm so skint", most of them own iphones/laptops/cars. They're blatantly not :P
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    (Original post by bigman_ben)
    it's called coming from a rich background and taking it for granted, whereas if you're a poor scrub like I am in a two bed terrace, you're grateful for what you do have cos it's either that or nothing
    Thats not poor though... you're taking it for granted just as much as they are.
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    They have more time to focus on the glitches and trivial flaws in their image and personality.
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    (Original post by hayyleyy)
    no, i feel the same. Im from barnsley and here am surrounded by a lot of priviledged (sp?) people who get their accommodation paid for, are taken on holiday every year and have money given to them regularly by mommy and daddy, who are also paying their deposits for next year, and yet they still moan they're skint and stuff.

    No life experience or clue.
    'tis great that they're not all humble and grateful, isn't it? Otherwise you couldn't write on here and feel morally superior.
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    Following your logic, you shouldn't moan ever. You have clean running water, and a roof over your head. You probably have more money than £1 a day. So guess what? You're richer than more than 50% of people on this Earth. Are you not grateful for your life?

    These arguments are completely stupid and are only founded in jealousy. Rich people have problems too - look at celebrities FFS, they're all getting depressed, going to rehab, getting plastic surgery because they aren't happy with themselves - yet they have more money than you and your entire family will earn in a lifetime. Anyone can be unhappy - if you weren't blinded by jealousy you would see that.
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    (Original post by hayyleyy)
    no, i feel the same. Im from barnsley and here am surrounded by a lot of priviledged (sp?) people who get their accommodation paid for, are taken on holiday every year and have money given to them regularly by mummy and daddy, who are also paying their deposits for next year, and yet they still moan they're skint and stuff.

    No life experience or clue.
    fixed.

    has it occurred to you that a lot of these people probably get no student loan/grant money? I know that my parents have said they'll pay for all necessities - tuition, accommodation, food, books etc. but I highly doubt they'll be handing me money for clubbing and going out etc...therefore in terms of what is available for me to spend at uni I'll probably be quite 'skint' compared to those who are getting full loan and grant.
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    Why the hell are you anonymous, you haven't revealed any sensitive personal information? Show yourself!
    And everyone has something to moan about. It's simply impossible to live in a continuous state of being grateful that one isn't a starving Zimbawean orphan child. Life throws problems in everyone's direction, and sometimes problems are worth moaning about.
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    I get annoyed by it. But they will have to learn about the real world eventually.
 
 
 
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