Blog #18

Hello North House!

For this week’s blog assignment I decided to stay along the path of Pride and Prejudice and take a look into some of the major themes of the story as we continue to read the book. Two revolving themes that have stood out to me so far are the themes of “money” and “class”. They play an important role in the context of the novel and cannot be missed. There is a clear distinction between the Bennet and the Bingley family and friends in terms of financial stability along with the differences of personalities they each portray.

To involve both the story and possibly help with your own futures, the short video you will be watching goes over five differences between the wealthy and the poor. If you wanted to learn about the last five that video fails to mention, here’s the article that completes the list. I found it interesting how being either one of the two (wealthy or poor) is a “choice” that we personally make. Are our own actions and mindsets interfering with us becoming wealthy? Is it really that easy?

Prompt: Do any of these descriptions match with the characters in Pride and Prejudice? If so, who? What are your thoughts on these comparisons? Do you agree with them? Disagree? Explain.

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  1. The video presented by Entrepreneur was based on an article by Daniel Ally entitled, “10 major differences between rich and poor people”. This video discussed the list compiled by Ally, a self-made millionaire, of what qualities and mindsets rich and poor people possess.

    To answer Jaydalynn’s question, I do not think it is really that easy. Just because we set our minds onto something doesn’t mean we’ll get it in the end. Our actions and mindsets can have some influence on the outcome of our financial status, but I don’t think those are the determining factors. Sometimes being rich is just not in the cards for people. And trying so hard to “have the rich mindset” or make the “decision a rich person would make” won’t be enough to make someone rich.

    The 4th major difference brought up in the video was, “Poor people say they. Rich people say we.” The example given was a woman working in a grocery store and a man working in a fancy restaurant. The woman seemed like she was complaining, blaming others and not taking responsibility for her actions. The man was including himself in the success of the restaurant. I think this comparison — all of them in the video actually — are really unfair. They use different situations to justify each mindset of a rich or poor person. They should have shown what way the man would have responded in a negative situation the woman was put in. Instead they kind of showcased poor people in a mostly negative light while rich people were in a mostly positive light. At the end of that comparison the narrator said, “You’ll be rich if you invest more in what you believe in.” I disagree with that statement. That’s like saying “If you believe hard enough, it’ll come true.” or “If you try hard enough, you’ll get everything you want.” Just because someone puts all their time, effort, money, passion or work into something, doesn’t mean it’ll be successful. The comparisons in the video and in the rest of the article are overgeneralizing and stereotyping people.

    Mrs. Bennet is a character in “Pride and Prejudice” that can fit a lot of these descriptions. She fits the 3a, “Poor people make assumptions.” At the Netherfield Ball, we read that she talked very loudly about money and even mentioned something about Mr. Bingley being interested in marrying her eldest daughter Jane, even though he hadn’t brought that subject up at all. She assumes things about of people throughout the book, Mr. Darcy is snobby because he is rich, Mr. Wickham is a sensible man because he speaks lowly of Mr. Darcy, Mr. Collins is a respectable man and eligible bachelor because of his connections and well-established life, etc. She makes assumptions based on things she’s heard or judgments she makes, but never inquires the people she makes assumptions about. Mrs. Bennet also fits into the description 6a, “Poor people think money is more important than time.” She is constantly worried about marrying off her daughters to rich men. When she first hears of Bingley her immediate thought is to go meet him because of how “sensible” he is aka he’s rich and single! When she notices he admires Jane, she doesn’t care how soon it is that they’ve met, but does everything she can to get them together so Bingley can propose already. When Mr. Collins arrives, she doesn’t care that Elizabeth doesn’t like or care for him or hasn’t gotten time to actually fall in love with him. She cares about getting her financially secure as well as grabbing onto the entailment of the estate. Although Mrs. Bennet fits into these categories, I still don’t agree that these are determining factors for rich and poor people. Mrs. Bennet is merely a fictional character anyhow, and I feel that everyone can fit into a mixed number of categories that are labeled rich and poor. One can “complain, condemn, and criticize” but also “praise and enjoy blessings” like description 8 reads.

  2. The article entitled “10 major differences between rich and poor people,” by the author, Daniel Ally, expresses the author’s opinions on the perceptions of the wealthy and poor. Though there are a few inconsistencies, some characters of the novel, “Pride and Prejudice,” are in accord with the descriptions.

    According to the second major difference, it states that “poor people find fault” by “blaming their environment, circumstances, jobs, weather, government…” Similarly, in the novel, Mrs. Bennet blames anything or anyone – especially Mr. Bennet. If it were not for her own selfishness and avarice, Mr. Bennet, although not likely, would have persuaded Elizabeth into accepting Mr. Collins’ offer. Moreover, the article states that “rich people find success.” However, during the late eighteenth century, the male offspring of the landed gentry (rich) was to inherit the English land, according to strict inheritance laws. Therefore, in this instance, the rich such as Mr. Darcy and Mr. Bingley did not find success; success encountered them.

    In the aspect of reality, Jadalynn phrased it perfectly: “…being…(wealthy or poor) is a ‘choice’ that we personally make.” Undeniably, it is a fact; yet, Chanel also presented a true statement: “Just because we set our minds onto something doesn’t mean we’ll get it in the end.” Along with choice and a mindset comes an initiative and persistence. Thus, these qualities secure an outcome due to the effort implemented.

  3. The video, “10 Major Differences Between Rich and Poor People” talks about the mindset between the poor and the rich. According to the author, Daniel Ally, People who have specific qualities will be successful and if anybody does not obtain these qualities, then he/she will not be successful.
    I completely disagree with the video because just because we do everything rich people do, it does not mean we will be successful at the end. A Chanel said,” I do not think it is really that easy. Just because we set our minds onto something doesn’t mean we’ll get it in the end.” I agree with this statement and just if it was really that easy, then everybody including myself will be doing it. Also in the video, the examples they use are mot strong enough to support there statement. For example, the first one says ” poor people are skeptical” and ” rich people are trusting.” The example they used was rich people leave their doors unlocked while poor people do not. In the article under 10a, it states that rich people have big libraries and poor people have big television sets. During the time of Pride and Prejudice, people did not have TV’s, they only had books to entertain themselves. In the movie Pride and Prejudice, there are some scenes in which characters are simply reading. According to the article, people who read are usually successful but during that time money was inherited and not earned.

  4. I understand that the intention of a Top 10 list is to either give an opinion or make generalizations, yet it surprises me how far this article goes. As some classmates have pointed out already, Daniel Alley’s comparisons on the rich and the poor are not factual. I get the impression that the article wants to put “the rich” on a pedestal by pointing out the faults of the poor Readers look on as the common poor person is criticized for having faults that only apply to them, whereas the rich are highly praised in knowledge, intuition, social skills, etc. I feel that Alley is giving this list to help others play the game “Spot the poor person.” It just infuriates me. I agree with Chanel that “everyone can fit into a mixed number of categories that are labeled rich and poor.” Everyone is just a human with their own faults.

    Surprisingly, there is some truth to Alley’s article. Afterall, they are generalizations. I am referring to number 6a that declares: poor people think money is more important than time (and I am not talking about Mrs. Bennett). Eliza’s dear friend Charlotte Lucas wanted to live a safe and secure lifestyle. If that meant marrying an irritating man that is obsessed with impressing another woman, than Miss. Lucas would go to any lengths. The belief that having a roof over your head is more necessary than true happiness is a sad thought. Unfortunately, having a life without much can create the assumption that money is the only thing that can make the world go round, and no amount of happiness is going to change that.

  5. After watching the video, 10 Major Differences Between Rich and Poor People, and reading the article that contained the last five differences, there was one character that really stood out to me who had some qualities that poor people do. While reading Pride and Prejudice, I agree with Jaydalynn when she stated that two major themes that are in the book is money and class. With money in the picture, class can be very easy to distinguish who has the dough and who doesn’t.
    The one character who stood out to me the most that shows some of these qualities is Mrs. Bennet. She thinks that money is more important than time. I feel she is thinking too much on the fact that her daughters must marry for wealth rather than for love. Yes, back then things were different and being of wealth proved that you were a well brought up person, but if Mrs. Bennet truly cared about her daughters, she would have no problem in her daughters marrying for love instead of wealth.
    Mrs. Bennet also loves to see things in competition. When Ms. Eliza rejected Mr. Collins proposal, Mrs. Bennet was angry and upset by the choice Eliza made. When Mrs. Bennet heard of the engagement of Mr. Collins and Ms. Lucas, she despised the fact that Lady Lucas would have a married daughter before she did.
    Lastly, Mrs. Bennet complains about EVERYTHING! Complaining about her nerves, her daughter Lizzy, Mr. Bennet not agreeing with her side, Mr. Darcy’s character, the list seems to have no end. Maybe if she didn’t complain about every little thing, she would see that what she complains about really doesn’t have to be complained about.
    As to answer the question if I agree or not with what the video or article says, I would have to say I don’t agree with it. I agree with what Alexis has said that the video and article are meant to put rich people on a pedestal and point out the faults of poor people. Some people may find it that easy to become rich but maybe that is because, they already have money to start off with. I believe in the “If you work hard for something you truly want, you will rich it in the end.” Hard work pays off and if down right, hard work really does go a long way.

  6. The objective of “Weigh In! Major Differences Between Rich and Poor People,” is to help the public understand what sets a millionaire apart from a poor person. From the perspective of self-made millionaire Daniel Ally there are at least ten traits or in some broader sense ways of viewing the world that contribute to one’s potential.

    The video made a rather controversial closing in my opinion. It advised one who is surrounded by “poor people” to do the opposite in order to be rich. While I agree that the behaviors of the lower classes may be more on the skeptical side, I feel this gives a negative connotation. Those who aren’t millionaires or moguls aren’t necessarily poor. To connote the behaviors of non millionaires as bad is ignorant. While I do not think that was the point the the narrator was trying to make, it could have been phrased better.

    In terms of characters Mrs. Bennet most resembles six and seven a. When Mrs. Bennett first hears of Mr. Bingley she sets her daughters ready to compete with the other girls in the country to win him over with their many talents. The mother also believes that wealth is the only important thing in life. Throughout the whole novel she expresses her happiness and distress with every decision her daughters make that could set them off with wealthy men.

    “Sometimes being rich is just not in the cards for people.” I agree with Chanel that being rich is not going to be the fate of everyone. If it were so, the article and video would be gold. Society would not function without “poor people.” Those who aren’t millionaires can be successful and those who are not millionaires can be unhappy.

  7. The video “Weigh In! 10 Major Differences Between Rich and Poor People” portrays people who lack a sufficient amount of money as lazy, careless, and undeserving individuals. To some extent I believe in some points brought up in the video but one of its main problems was it generalized a large sum of people. Most of us are not filthy rich or millionaires so it is not fair to say that just poor people are skeptical, at fault, or constantly and consistently complaining, condemning, and criticizing. The video seriously said, “to get a true perspective on how to become rich you must study rich people. If you are surrounded by people who are not rich do the opposite of what they do. Soon enough you will be able to reach your financial dreams.” Then what about the white-collared worker who puts up with his unsuitable yet rich boss whilst he works his heart and soul off making money for the company. The boss just got his position because he is a kiss up or through connections. What happens in that situation?

    There are rich people who make money because they are the Outliers. They are the one’s who top the crowd with a fortunate circumstance of luck, opportunities, and a particular background. I agree with Alexis I statement, “ Daniel Alley’s comparisons on the rich and the poor are not factual.” There are many circumstance why someone is poor or rich and all the explanations cannot be summed up in a list.

    One of the main people who the list can be directed towards is George Wickham. Mr. Wickham is constantly condemning and criticizing towards the Darcy’s when he should be paying attention to his own life. I . He still talks about matters which occurred years prior to the current setting of the book. Whoever he first finds himself acquainted with he always brings up his past with Mr. Darcy and how he is at fault. One of Elizabeth’s problems was she made assumptions. She automatically assumed Mr. Darcy was a bad person and ignored every good remark about him which made her matters worse as the book progressed. Mr. Wickham also tried getting through life by cheap means such as cheating Georgiana Darcy to attain money from her inheritance and Lydia Bennet.

  8. In the video and article Jadalynn shared with us titled “Weigh In! 10 Major Differences Between Rich and Poor People”, narrator Daniel Ally expresses his opinion on what sets the rich and poor apart as far as traits and actions. Throughout the video, he very clearly gives off a negative connotation towards what he considers “poor” people, as opposed to the positive qualities he believes rich people posses.

    Overall I believe the statements he gave within the video are more opinion based rather than factual and it made it hard for me to enjoy the video due to the fact that he was over generalizing classes based on his thoughts. As for if any of the descriptions matched the characters, I believe out of them all Mrs. Bennett comes the closest. Like Nick had stated in his post, “In terms of characters Mrs. Bennett most resembles six and seven a….The mother also believes that wealth is the only important thing in life.” I agree with what Nick wrote because like he said, Mrs. Bennett is a character very much focused on wealth and how it affects her life. In all I believe the video’s information was biased and opinion based but overall I was able to connect some of the information to characters from the novel.

  9. The article that Jaydalynn B. posted for this week talks about the differences between the ‘rich’ and the ‘poor’. The author Daniel Ally talks about what it takes to be rich and along that comes the success and as for being poor, he mentions how their conditions and environment play a role about being ‘poor’.

    As Benjamin T. said in his post, “Mrs. Bennet blames anything or anyone – especially Mr. Bennet. If it were not for her own selfishness and avarice, Mr. Bennet, although not likely, would have persuaded Elizabeth into accepting Mr. Collins’ offer.” and I bring this up because it connects to reason number two in video, “poor people find fault”. Where ‘poor’ people find an excuse to blame something on someone or on something else. Going back to the Mrs. Bennet example, she blames Elizabeth a handful of times in the book/ movie about not accepting Mr. Colin’s proposal. There is no one else to blame other than herself. She forced her into the situation and made it feel more awkward than it had to be. We can also blame the casting director for choosing a weird looking guy for the Mr. Colin’s role, (do not worry Elizabeth, I do not like him either).

    In terms of finding success, the girls (Jane and Elizabeth) are having a hard time trying to find the one which shows no success. Even though they are still ‘soul searching’, that does not mean they are poor. It just means that the guys they are chasing or hoping to get with have high expectations and are asking too much from the girl. The problem with Jane and Mr. Bingley shows no signs of ‘poor’ , but just an annoying and obnoxious mother (Mrs. Bennet) and a bad friend (Darcy).

    The choice or ability of being rich or poor is not something that is given to us or born with, but a choice or ability we are allowed to go after. Just like Chanel O. said in her post, …being…(wealthy or poor) is a ‘choice’ that we personally make.” There is no one to blame, other than yourself. If you want to be rich and be successful, then chase after that, but just because one is poor, does not mean it is because of environment one turns out that way.

  10. In Entrepreneur’s video entitled, “Weigh In! 10 Major Differences Between Rich and Poor People” and Business Insider’s article, “Major Differences Between Rich and Poor People” the creators of both mediums look at what millionaire, Daniel Ally believes sets the rich apart from the poor.

    Interestingly enough, Ally’s reasons for why poor people are poor is not because they grew up in a more “urban” area or failed to achieve a higher education – his reasons all dealt with the way people think and carry themselves. Personally, I do not see how valid these tips prove to be because they seem to be based on generalizations and opinions. However, they are all helpful pieces of advice if one would wish to boost the morale of their lifestyle. To this point, I very much agree with Chanel when she says, “actions and mindsets can have some influence on our financial status, but it’s not a determining factor.” The way someone acts or thinks is not necessarily what distinguishes the rich from the poor.

    The video and article did, however, prompt some similarities between the behaviors of several of the characters in Austen’s, Pride and Prejudice. Mr. Bingly’s character fits several of the characteristics: rich people are trusting, rich people say ‘we,’ and rich people praise and enjoy their blessings. Bingly is an incredibly amiable gentleman who seems to always give the benefit of the doubt, he trusts until someone breaks that trust. As someone who is such a gentleman, he doesn’t necessarily “look down” at those who have less wealth than he does in disdain like his acquaintances – I personally have never realized a point in the book where he address others as “they” which in this case holds a negative connotation because that person is using it in an attempt to distance themselves from a certain group. He is all inclusive and encompassing, he enjoys all his company and is incredibly grateful.

    Mrs. Bennett, on the other hand, shows qualities that are opposite of Mr. Bingly: poor people find fault, poor people make assumptions, poor people think money is more important than time, and poor people complain, condemn, and criticize. She finds fault with Mr. Bingly for not following through in his pursuit of her daughter Jane, she makes assumptions of Mr. Bingly wanting to offer Jane her hand in marriage at the Netherfield Ball and she thinks that Elizabeth marrying Mr. Collins is so important that she would even give up not speaking to her again if she refuses. I find her behavior interesting because it does align with many of what Ally described as “poor people” behavior because Mrs. Bennett is not necessarily poor, but isn’t wealthy either.

  11. “Rich people have a tendency to trust those they meet within reason and give other the opportunity to be themselves.” I found this to be the best description of Mr. Bingley who seems ready and eager to meet new people and. Some of the differences this video points out in the differences between the rich and poor seem ludicrous. For example, in the video, they said that rich people do not leave their homes unlocked and the poor do. I am sure the rich people feel comfortable leaving their homes unlocked in a gated community where if anyone is caught trying to steal police will swarm the area I do not see that happening for everyone. Samara summarized the video perfectly when saying “Overall I believe the statements he gave within the video are more opinion based rather than factual.” Another example of the video clearly being bias is when they talk about rich people wanting the best and poor people wanting the cheap. I find it pretty hard to believe that anyone would want to look for the cheapest if they did not have the means. Clearly, if you are poor you can not afford the best and have to settle. Settling is not the same as actively searching out and looking for the cheapest product.

  12. In the Article and Video about “The 10 Major Differences Between Rich and Poor People”, author Daniel Ally gives 10 differences that can cause the change in a persons economical state. Daniel Ally is a self-made millionaire and he must obviously have some knowledge in making bank. But most of his statements are very opinionated. I agree with Samara when she says that he was “over generalizing classes based on his thoughts”. But in terms of characters I believe that Mrs. Bennet is at fault when it refers to the poor compete. She was ready to have her daughters win over marriages as if they were a competition. Also, Mr. Collins can also be accused of praising his blessings.

  13. The video, “Weigh In! Major Differences Between Rich and Poor People” by Daniel Ally, is about things that differentiate the successful people in today’s society from the not so successful people. I agree with Kenny when he said, “just because we do everything rich people do, it does not mean we will be successful at the end.” The reason I agree is because anyone can follow steps set out for them to become rich, but it does not necessarily mean it will happen. I disagree with many of the differences, for example the first one states that, “Rich people are trusting” it is said that many rich people leave their door unlocked, but I find that hard to believe considering the fact that people would be able to easily walk in and out of their home. To answer the prompt, I believe Mrs. Bennett matches the second description, “Poor people find fault”. Mrs. Bennett is always find someone or something to blame.

  14. Throughout Pride and Prejudice, there were several themes that struck me in particular. Reputation and class were the most notable ones that I for myself can categorize. As for Jaydalynn B.’s selection of wealth and class as recurring themes, I can not help myself but to disagree to an extent. Nonetheless, the video and article distinguished the classes of the wealthy and poor are quite intriguing. Anyhow, there were discrepancies between the social classes as the two were exceptionally “biased.” As Nicholas C. had wrote, “The video made a rather controversial closing in my opinion. It advised one who is surrounded by “poor people” to do the opposite in order to be rich.” Much of the video was surrounded by a wealthy and condescending point of view. As such, there were instances of the “poor” finding fault in their lives while the “rich” make the best of their situation at hand. Of course, there were statements in the video that I can easily agree to but it did have a heavy scolding tone directed towards the “poor”, which was the primary focus and possibly influence. However, I do not see this “rich” and “poor” standards based clearly by economic status, rather being state of minds. For example, Mr. Darcy came to what he is throughout the novel, bearing through his unforeseen and immoral circumstances regarding Mr. Wickham and his family estate. I would see Mr. Darcy as person of “rich”, on the subject of his successes through life and not wealth. Considering the “poor” aspect of this spectrum, I would very much categorize Mrs.Bennet and Mr.Wickham. Mrs.Bennet is seen nitpicking the very littlest and biggest of things such as exclaiming to a whole audience that Bingley is assumed to wed Jane, whereas Bingley had not consider the proposal. Wickham, on the other hand, is the poster-boy of this “poor” aspect. With the character introduced, Wickham is seen struggling to make ends meet which has gone drastically downhill, even beyond the point to enlisting in the military. He credits his situation of life to Darcy’s sake which I consider to be a “poor” excuse; blaming his misdoings onto a person.

  15. It somewhat describes how the characters are like in Pride and Prejudice. It shows that people look for their best interest in who makes money and how much. The people look for the best for them. They look for people their daughters or son can marry into and what opportunities or connections they will make upon from their marriage. Like I mentioned before, not everything fully explains how they characters differentiate the poor from the rich. So I would say that I disagree with most of the view points. Some are just stereotyping the poor and making them seem so negative. How are we supposed to get the best for us when we can’t afford it? That’s why we look at the cheap. Like Chanel said, “ Just because someone puts all their time, effort, money, passion or work into something, doesn’t mean it’ll be successful. The comparisons in the video and in the rest of the article are overgeneralizing and stereotyping people.” So most of the points might and might not fit in with the characters. But if there was at least one, then I shall say Mrs. Bennett, the mother. She would look at rich men so her daughter can marry them and inherit the money.

  16. First off all, I just want to say that the article “Major Differences Between Rich and Poor People” is such garbage. It’s an overgeneralized, subjective, ostentatious clickbait piece of flaming dumpster garbage that only belongs in the deepest most forgotten facebook feeds. Like samra says he is “over generalizing classes based on his thoughts”. Because it supposes that rich people are some different breed of humanity-free of the common ailments that plague all forms of human psychology and lifestyles.

    What’s worse is when compared to the characters from Pride and Prejudice the “differences” can be seen as plainly false.Take for example reason 8a and 8b: “Poor people complain” and “Rich people praise”. Really? The entire premise of the book is that the Bennet family -especially mrs.Bennet- worries and complains about losing their property. In fact the only reason there is any romance in the novel is because the family is forcing the ladies to marry out of sheer worry for their material possessions.

    This is not to mention the richest man in the book is probably the least virtuous person in accordance with these rules. It’s like totally crazy, dude.

  17. Daniel Ally’s article, “10 Major Differences Between Rich and Poor People,” explains what differentiates a poor person from a rich one. What it doesn’t do however is take into consideration the vast spectrum that exists outside of the realm of what is considered rich or poor. It seems a bit delusional to think that anyone who isn’t a multimillionaire is poor. Moreover, to think that everyone is going to have an excessive amount of money in their pocket by leaving their doors open and saying “we” is a bit of a stretch. It’s not to say that people shouldn’t change their attitude and outlook on the world to improve their life but there is simply more to consider. Perhaps a person is limited to being rich because of a lack of opportunity as a result of prejudices. More importantly, not everyone envisions themselves with being a multimillionaire simply because they value other things and have different goals. In my opinion, the article generalizes a big demographic of people without taking other factors into consideration.

    For the prompt’s sake however, I will use some of the reasons provided in the article to connect with the characters in Pride and Prejudice. As I read the article, Mrs. Bennett came to mind. If I were to judge her by 21st century standards, she would fit in perfectly with the description that states poor people find fault, make assumptions without a just foundation, compete, complain, condemn, and criticize. Chanel best said it about Mrs. Bennett writing, “She assumes things about of people throughout the book: Mr. Darcy is snobby because he is rich, Mr. Wickham is a sensible man because he speaks lowly of Mr. Darcy, Mr. Collins is a respectable man and eligible bachelor because of his connections and well-established life, etc.” I agree with her statement because as I continue to read, that is my impression on her character. Nevertheless, I also feel inclined to defend her for trying to climb up the social ladder because after all, during those times, especially in their family’s situation, it was only natural that Mrs. Bennett would want her daughters to be financially stable. Moreover, I don’t believe that her wants were unnatural considering the amount of importance that was put on titles and how people acquired their money. I think that Mrs. Bennett was simply a result of the society she grew up in and her character was only further magnified because her five daughters would undoubtedly not be able to count with their father’s estate. Likewise, I think that people today are a result of society’s ideas of what is ideal and when they don’t achieve those ideals they feel inclined to condemn, complain, and have a state of mind different to those who are affluent and successful.

  18. In the video and article titled “Weigh In! 10 Major Differences Between Rich and Poor People”, narrator and author Daniel Ally expresses what he believes are major differences between people of high and low income. After viewing this video I believe, first off, that Daniel Ally is very biased towards the rich. I believe this is the case because he, himself, is a “Self made millionaire and business expert.” This is why I agree with Samara when she stated “Overall I believe the statements he gave within the video are more opinion based rather than factual and it made it hard for me to enjoy the video due to the fact that he was over generalizing classes based on his thoughts.” In regards to which descriptions matched with characters from Pride and Prejudice, I believe that Mrs. Bennet is a perfect candidate for description 6a and 7a. Mrs. Bennet believes that in order for her and her family to find happiness they need money. Mrs. Bennet also likes to compete with others, she needs to make sure that her daughters get the most respectable and suitable wealthy men. Overall I did not agree with everything the narrator said because what he said was only his opinion and was stated as if it were fact, but I was able to make some connections with characters from Pride and Prejudice.

  19. The article entitled, “10 major differences between rich and poor people”, written by self-made millionaire Daniel Ally, discusses his opinions on the differences between the rich and the poor. I personally do not agree with any of the things stated in Ally’s article because he seemed to view the poor in a negative light. Samara states,“He very clearly gives off a negative connotation towards what he considers “poor” people, as opposed to the positive qualities he believes rich people posses.” I agree with Samara because, Ally portrays poverty-stricken people as being pessimistic, lazy, and other negative things that are strictly his own opinion. Although Ally states that he is familiar with being both poor and rich, I found that this article is a bit biased.

    One of the descriptions in the article matches the character, Charlotte Lucas from Pride and Prejudice. I thought that Charlotte matches the description for 6a which states, “poor people think money is more important than time”. The reason why I think this description matches with Charlotte is because, she agreed to marry Mr.Collins in order to have a comfortable life, not out of love. Charlotte could have found happiness for the rest of her life with someone she truly loves, but instead she traded that possibility for a stable home with a man she finds obnoxious. Overall, I thought this article was biased, and portrayed the poor in a negative manner.

  20. In the video it said that poor people always say “they” and rich people say “we”; basically it was saying that poor people blame their problems on other people or outside factors while rich people see themselves as the source of their problems instead of blaming others. Mrs. Bennett is a great example of this for she constantly blames outside factors for the position she is in. Specifically with Mr. Collins and how he was going to inherit their home; she blamed him for everything even though he had no say in the matter since that is how things were in those times. Another example of a rich person matching the description of leaving the home unlocked is Mr. Darcy because he left his home in Pemberley open to the public to take a tour.
    I don’t necessarily believe that by following these 10 tips that you’ll automatically become successful and rich. I think there’s more to it. I agree with what Nick said, “I feel this gives a negative connotation. Those who aren’t millionaires or moguls aren’t necessarily poor. To connote the behaviors of non millionaires as bad is ignorant. While I do not think that was the point the the narrator was trying to make, it could have been phrased better.” I think that this video portrays people who see life in a negative light to be poor and those who see life in a more positive light are rich and there is no inbetween.

  21. This video, “10 Major Differences Between Rich and Poor People,” is stating ways to become rich by stereotyping and condescending poor people. It also makes it seem that if you think one way you will become rich and if you think another way you will become poor, but those thoughts can be turned around saying that those thoughts are an outcome because they are rich or poor. Similar to what Chanel said that becoming rich isn’t determined solely on the mindset put beforehand, “Just because someone puts all their time, effort, money, passion or work into something, doesn’t mean it’ll be successful.” Many of the things that the video stated also had nothing to do with being rich or poor like locking your doors. I don’t think that poor people or any people lock their doors because they are untrustworthy, rather that they are smart and would rather not be robbed.

    The thinking behind being poor or rich in this video is very subjective. The author Ally, who created the article that the video was made from wrote what he thought would make people become rich or poor. Because it is subjective, there isn’t a strong foundation for how correct or scientifically proven it is and frankly is too generalizing and not very good, so I didn’t find any comparisons between the characters and the video.

  22. In the article/video, “10 Major Differences Between Rich and Poor” by Daniel Ally talks about what factors or characteristic that sets the rich and poor apart. The characters that stand out the most are the Bennets. The mother is always critical of others and is always making assumptions. To add, the daughters are all competing for a suitable male partner to fulfill their every need, competition is a factor mentioned in the article.

    I find the article very opinionated and not factual at all, there were no stats or sources to back it up what Ally was saying. Like Samara said, “Overall I believe the statements he gave within the video are more opinion based rather than factual.” For example poor people always choose to buy cheaper and the rich always buy the best. People don’t always go for the cheapest item on the shelf, most of the time people buy things simply because it’s affordable or a product they like. I don’t completely agree with most of the ideas mentioned in the article but I do support the theme of not making excuses and to start look for solutions.

  23. Self made entrepreneur, Daniel Ally, writes in his article about the “10 major differences between rich and poor people.” To address his credibility on this topic, he first notes that he has experienced what it is like to be poor and rich. Although this is not a very convincing establishment of credibility for me, he continues on in the article with a list of the major differences between rich and poor people. Ally’s list of differences consists of hasty generalizations that I do not believe accurately represent a specific socioeconomic class; for example, his first differentiation states: “Poor people are skeptical. Rich people are trusting.” He then provides evidence for his claims based on his own personal experiences, which makes for a lousy argument. I would be able to contend this claim by providing my own personal experiences with my grandmother, who is not rich, but is very trusting of people and always leaves her house door wide for her visitors to feel welcome. Contrary to what the YouTube video said about this particular distinction between rich and poor, my grandmother is more trusting than skeptical, and that is something that does not correlate to her socioeconomic class. Another ridiculous claim presented by Ally: “Poor people make assumptions. Rich people ask questions.” I find these generalizations to be illogical because they have nothing to do with socioeconomic status. These are things that vary from individual to individual.

    To the fact that I have decided that Ally’s list of distinctions between poor and rich people is irrational and over generalized, I cannot say that the characters in pride and prejudice accurately depict any of the descriptions and differentiations. However, I do agree with Althea when she mentioned, “One of Elizabeth’s problems was she made assumptions. She automatically assumed that Mr. Darcy was a bad person and ignored every good remark about him which made her matters worse as the book progressed.” I find Elizabeth to be an interesting character because she is very decisive and rigid about her predispositions of people, something that I don’t think was common at that time during the British Regency Era. If I were to write my own list dictating what kind of qualities and personal outlooks a rich person possess, Elizabeth’s decisiveness would be at the top of the list as a prerequisite for a high social standing. Mr Darcy’s character is very similar to Elizabeth’s, as he is also hard-headed, decisive, and stubborn. It is probably the reason why they bump heads but secretly love each other, and I think that their personalities are ideal for the expectations of a rich person or a person of a high social standing.

  24. The video by entrepreneur was based on an article called “10 major differences between rich and poor people.” The video talked about a list made by a self made millionaire, of the different mind sets between rich and poor people.
    To answer the question I don’t think its really that easy. Having set our minds onto something doesn’t guarantee our success. Our actions mind set can have maybe a small effect on a persons financial status. like Chanel said “Sometimes being rich is just not in the cards for people. And trying so hard to “have the rich mindset” or make the “decision a rich person would make” won’t be enough to make someone rich.”
    I believe Mrs. Bennet is a character from the book “pride and Prejudice” can fit many descriptions. The first one she fits into is poor people make assumptions. through out the reading Mrs. Bennet makes assumptions of peoples money as well as intentions men have with her daughters. Her obsession of marrying off her daughter to rich men fits the description from the article “poor people think money is more important then time.” I don’t agree with the categories for the rich and poor. I think we all have a mixture of everyone of the determining factor for rich and poor but it just depends on the situation.

  25. I thought the video had some truth to it but I also believe that it is not completely accurate. Maybe it’s just because I’m poor and skeptical.The part of the video where it stated that rich people were more trusting than poor people seemed very unlikely to me. I would assume that rich people would be guarded as to secure their wealth. Another part I found highly unlikely was when the video said that rich people buy high quality. I think rich people are always looking for a bargain so that they spend as little of their wealth as possible. The argument also doesn’t make sense because it says that rich buy high quality and poor buy cheap. This is obvious because the rich have the money to afford high quality and the poor must buy cheap because of the lack of money.
    I agree with Josh when he says that the to be poor or rich is up to you. It is a choice you must make. In some ways the video is saying this but it is a little biased.

  26. The video, “Weigh In! 10 Major Differences Between Rich and Poor People” points out the difference of mindsets between the wealthy and poor. From my middle class perspective the maker of the video/ writer of the article seem to have heard of me. When I refer to myself, I am meaning the financial category I am apart of, which is the middle class. While yes, less fortunate people tend to flash the money they do not have, and rich people most definitely buy quality items, they do not do so for the same reasons. A poor person buying luxury items gets them for the social status, while the rich get the luxury items because they can easily afford it.
    Also, a person’s race is a huge factor determining their financial success. In the U.S., according to the Kaiser Family Foundation, white people make up 9% of all poverty in the U.S. That is an extremely low number compared to the second lowest percentage, which is 14%. Black people have the highest poverty percentage at 24%, with latinos trailing only three percent less. The video states that the difference between rich and poor people is solely based on their frame of mind, but it is actually a problem that is skin deep. Thanks to our beautiful capitalistic system, it is much easier for white people to succeed and move up the economic ladder, while minorities get either left behind or take a much longer period of time climbing. I do not agree with the video, while yes a state of mind could be a factor in a person’s success, the color of their skin makes climbing the economic ladder much more difficult. I share Alexis’ sentiment when she said, “the intention of a Top 10 list is to either give an opinion or make generalizations, yet it surprises me how far this article goes”.
    In Pride and Prejudice, it is clear that Darcy shares the same mind set. He is a wealthy man, and cleary acts the way he believes is appropriate for people with wealth during his time. Mrs. Bennet also follows the same train of thought as well. That is why she tries hard to make her daughters marry rich, and associates herself with mostly wealthy people.

  27. Though you probably don’t care, I have read a couple books with similar concepts titled ‘The magic of thinking big’ and ‘how to think and grow rich’ and my entirety is compelled to agreeing with such clear descriptions of the relations between mentality and reality. I am a fully devoted believer of thinking things into existence. Everything including the electronic device you’re viewing this post from did not appear out of thin air, it was intricately designed.. initially concepted by someone’s brain. In the video “10 Major Differences Between Rich and Poor People” it compares the mindset of the rich against those who find themselves to be poor. According to the author, Daniel Ally, being rich requires you to take up attributes which the successful find to be essential.

    Wickham, though he is quite disagreeable.. had the mindset of a successful man. He wanted his fortunes, and so he used his mind to will that fortune into his possession. Though he lied to Darcy about his intentions, he had devised a cunning plan to benefit his balance.

    I strongly disagree with Chanel when she says, “Just because we set our minds onto something doesn’t mean we’ll get it in the end.” And I only disagree due to the fact that she says we may not get what we want in the end, when exactly is the ‘end’? The thing is, if I set my mind to something it is always achievable. It may even be something as preposterous as saying that I will create a Dyson sphere, the doubt you have in yourself corrupts any further progressive thoughts. Of Course he have mortal limits, but if I were immortal I could literally do anything. Saying that you may not get what you desire in the end is dooming your process in its initial states. The only limiting factor between you and what you want is time, also the tendency to give up. There’s a saying in ‘the magic of thinking’ that states somewhere along the lines of, “the man believed he could not move the mountain so it did not move, the next man believed he could and so it did.” Initially I was like what the fuck? That’s all you have to say? He just moved the mountain? Where’s the logic in that? Please give me an explanation in how he moved it. But then I realized the idea where doubt completely disrupts progress, the second man did not allow doubt into his mind and he moved the mountain. The idea of the mountain can easily be substituted by wealth, and once you consider this it’s kind of embarrassing to see how simple it is. I mean hell, we made nukes.. the metaphorical mountain can be moved, and you can be rich.

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