9 reasons why you don't want to be rich

Sure, you would love a bit more spare cash, but the superwealthy face problems you might not have even imagined.

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Jul 11, 2013 8:17AM
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Being RICH isn,t all about having money. Its about having good family and good friends, your health, having love and charity, having good&healthy food , housing, time to spend w/ your family,morals,knowing you are going to answer for what you did with your life.
Jul 11, 2013 11:55AM
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This has got to be the most stupid article I've ever seen. More than half of the problems are dealing with celebrity problems. I will take the "problems" of being rich, I'm not going to try to act like a celebrity because I have money. There's a family in my town that do live in a very nice house and do a lot of things that no one else can do but the keep a low profile and don't have problems. What most people don't know is they are worth about 25M. Don't know if that counts as super rich, but I would take it. If you don't act like a jacka$$ with money most of these problems don't concern you.
Jul 11, 2013 8:46AM
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I'd put up with all those "problems" to be a multi-millionaire!
Jul 11, 2013 10:29AM
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Doesn't strike me as being rich as the problem...it's being rich and stupid...
Jul 11, 2013 11:38AM
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the next homeless person i see i,ll warn them about that .
Jul 11, 2013 7:42AM
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MSN,, this air ought to be in the comics section.
Jul 11, 2013 6:59AM
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Oh Please!!  You can't be serious!
Jul 11, 2013 10:48AM
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After reading this article, I actually might accept and offer of money to qualify me as 'rich' even MORE readily than I would've beforehand. I would LOVE to not stress about rent, bills, affording medical insurance, or if one of my truck tires is going to pick up a nail. I know, I know, wealthy people have payments and the same sort of issues, but if they reach a point where affording the basics becomes an issue, then that is THEIR fault entirely. Hire a life coach. Don't tell me that having millions of dollars or an annual income of $350,000+ is just SOOOO difficult.

Jul 11, 2013 10:47AM
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I don't need to be "super rich" but "kinda rich" would be nice.
Jul 11, 2013 11:44AM
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Is this stupid article back on MSN...AGAIN!!!
Jul 11, 2013 7:39PM
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This article is such an insult to all the middle & low income people who have worked very hard all their lives not to mention the ones that work more than one job just so they could have a freaking roof over their heads while living in deplorable conditions in the greatest, richest and most powerful country in the world (Gee! I wonder ..... where do I find that country).

 

New York has 50,000 people living in shelters.   No one will ever know for sure how many homeless live in the greatest, richest and most powerful country in the world.  How well do you think all those super rich people would handle losing it all and not having a place to live, food to eat, clean clothes to wear, etc., etc.  Oh! you must really put your time and efforts to point out all the problems the wealthy face while the rest of their fellow citizens live in the street and can't afford the basics that they need.  You have no idea what real suffering is and it's the suffering of the rich.

Jul 11, 2013 7:11PM
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what a joke.  here's some real reasons not to be rich:

 

1.  have to hang out with Obama and those snobby know-it-alls at the white house.

2.  wallet would be the size of a brief case.

3.  too many hookers and not enough hours in the day.

4.  57% tax bracket.

5.  having to spend time bribing politicians.

6.  your x-wife takes 1/2 your money AND your dog.

7.  your bodyguard, chauffeur and poolboy screwed your x-wife.

8.  have to go to Switzerland to withdraw money from your account.

10. you might actually have to pay back that $500 million loan to the fed gov't

your PV panel company "borrowed".

 

note: females substitute "x-husband" for "x-wife" in no. 6, Californians do the same for no. 7.

 

Jul 11, 2013 7:57PM
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I am poor and in despair.  I never wanted to be poor and have put myself through school and worked hard all my life.  If you get laid off from a job during your middle age, you will not get hired because most employers discriminate against age.  Welfare is extremely pathetic.  No one can live on it today.  Welfare does not pay your rent now because there are too many people in the system.  I have heard it all from getting a roommate to moving in with a stranger.  Oh! but look at the rich people's problems.  Get real. 

 

Yes, this article has pushed my buttons.  All of you who still have jobs have no clue what's it is like to lose everything you worked all your life for.  How does this continue to go on day after day in the United States of America.  The News media does NOT report the truth about the unemployed, homeless, starving, and all the people who cannot afford medical care.  I know because I have been living through this hell for the past 3 years and it just keeps getting worse.

Jul 11, 2013 4:19PM
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I do pretty well and deal with the problems..Trust me its way better to have money I was sleeping in my car and showering at the beach working 2 full time jobs. Now i live in palo alto and buy 2 or 3 homes every year.. Be grateful and always help others. Not the bums.on the street they do not need it..
Jul 11, 2013 2:57PM
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No need to read  this one.  The rich have all the trophy wives, pricey or even priceless cars, homes, yachts, jets, not to mention better healthcare. Buy your own group of D.C. politicians. What's not to like?
Jul 11, 2013 10:02PM
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Only a rich person would write such an article. If being rich was such a bad thing, then why don't all of the rich people give all of their money away. Being poor, and worrying about being stranded on the side of the road with a broken down car. Worrying about having enough food to eat. Worrying about having enough money to keep a roof over your head. And enough to pay the bills. Not having enough money, or any insurance to seek medical, & dental attention, when you're ill, or your teeth are hurting, has to be far worse than ANY problems, that having too much money can cause. Send me some. I can prove it's easier to live with money, than without.

Jul 11, 2013 9:54PM
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more like 9 excuses rich people got. But we got millions of  real reason why we don't want to be broke, u feel me.
Jul 11, 2013 10:10PM
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My husband and I are well off without all that money.  However, if we had it, we would spread it around and be even more happier!
Jul 27, 2013 2:27AM
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Read the Bible, it deals more with riches, etc than with any other  matter.  Proverbs : :Give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me that which is appropriate for me, lest I be poor and steal, or lest I be rich and forget the Lord my God"  Also, Jesus' words: " Lay not up treasure upon the earth, where moth and rust corrupt, and theives break through and steal, but lay up treasure in heaven, where moth and rust cannot corrupt and thieves cannot break through and steal".  The oldest wisdom book, Job, is about a very rich and Godly man whom God used for our benefit (as well as his own) who lost everything including his health, but stayed faithful to God, "The Lord gave and The Lord has taken away, blessed be the name of the Lord".  Jesus told the story of a rich man and a poor beggar named Lazarus.  The rich man went to hell and Lazarus went to heaven, not because they were either rich or poor, but because Lazarus had accepted Jesus as God's Son, and trusted Him alone.  That's wisdom, that's realizing the deceitfulness of riches, that's realizing it is not a matter of these 70-or-so years, but the matter of eternity which is worth everything.  Read the Bible, obey it,    Accept the Way the Truth and The Life, which Jesus claimed to be, and proved it by resurrecting Himself.  Let him that stole steal no more, but let him work with his hands that he may have to give to others.  So many have their eyes only on this short life which

is simply preparation for eternity with or without God.  Read the Bible. 

Jul 11, 2013 7:15PM
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If you have the problems in this article?, you have more than your basic needs met and can well afford higher taxes, estate taxes, and all the rest.  And if you have emotional issues, you can afford a therapist and  health insurance.  Where do I sign up for such trouble?  I'll gladly switch with one of those poor wealthy people afraid that a million $ or more isn't enough to live on a year.  And for the super wealthy, a million $ is like dollars to the rest of us.   
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