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Why not give others a chance

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by CupOJoe42, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. CupOJoe42

    CupOJoe42 CT Chicken Whisperer

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    This is a small pet peeve (more of an annoyance) of mine... (I don't like feeling this way!)

    People who participate in a competitive activity (lotteries, auctions, etc.) that do not need the "prize" (money, hatching eggs, chicks, etc.) and win. Don't get me wrong, I'm happy that they won something, and they have just as much right to play, but don't understand why they wouldn't give someone less fortunate a better opportunity (ie, better odds.)

    Does anyone else feel like this? I never did like competitive games.
     
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  2. P-Funk

    P-Funk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You sound an aweful lot like my girlfriend.
     
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  3. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Nope. Feel like everyone should get the same chance. Why should others have to bow out just because they are in better circumstances?
     
  4. Dirtyhip

    Dirtyhip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am a super competitive person by nature. I have competed in bike races and been paid to do so.

    Competing is what makes some people tick.

    One of my coworkers and I have been comparing our bean harvest. Yeah, I won. He joked with me "It isn't a competition." My reply...."Life is a competition."

    [​IMG] Don't hate me. [​IMG]
     
  5. mamaKate

    mamaKate Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope. I think people with resources like the feeling of winning something just as much as someone in need. Auctions and lotteries aren't a terribly realistic way of solving a financial problem. I'm not trying to be callous and please believe that I've spent my share of time in desperate circumstances. I just never felt like it was someone else's responsibility to fix my situation. It was actually better for me not to play the lottery, etc. when times were extra hard. The pain when I lost wasn't worth it.
     
  6. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    There is a simple fact in life...it takes money to make money. People with more money have the capital to invest in endeavors that net them more money and that's the reason they have and we have not. They feel justified in winning those things because, more often than not, they have invested the most money in them(bought more tickets) and are merely adding to their coffers, which they spend more attention and time on than the average person. This is why they are wealthy and we are not~money means more to them, they devote most of their time and efforts on accumulating or saving it, and they have perfected that into a better ability to make more of the same.

    Verses the casual middle class or poverty level pedestrian who slaps down a couple of bucks on a ticket or so and expect to cash in like a rap star.

    Me? I'm poor. I'll always be poor and I don't dream of ever NOT being poor, as poor suits me well. I've read that those who handle poverty badly will handle riches in the same manner, so maybe it's just right that those who worship the dollar are the ones who wind up with the dollar. I could never focus all my world on getting, keeping, saving and making more money...it's just not in me to do so. No ambition, I guess. [​IMG]
     
  7. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm Premium Member

    If you are hurting for money an buying lottery or raffle tickets you need some sense smacked in to you. Those were built to be a hobby of people that could afford it...
     
  8. P-Funk

    P-Funk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. Dirtyhip

    Dirtyhip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do dislike when people compete out of their class. Example: racing in a lower bracket and dominating the field, but never bumping up to the appropriate level. That is called sandbagging. It is unfair and poor form.
     
  10. bgelber

    bgelber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I completely agree with this. I used to work with a lady who was so far in debt that her check was garnished to hilt. She had about $26 dollars a week left, this had to go for groceries, gas, you know the "normal" stuff. She would take half every week and buy lottery tickets!!! Yeah I know it was her money but she had three kids to raise and she was a single parent. Always made me [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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