Wednesday, February 8, 2006

define rich


I have a question for everyone. What is Rich?

Nikki seems to think that all of her friends are rich and that we are poor.

Are other people rich because they have a bigger house then us? Are they rich because they have car payments? Are they rich because their mom';s give them $100 and drops them at the mall.

Or are we the rich ones? We live in a house we can afford, we have great running car's that are paid for, and we shop sales and buy used stuff.

Are we rich because we have more money then what we show? Are we rich because we have a safe full of jewels and a house full of priceless furniture? Or are we just lucky because the jewels and the furniture were left to us?

HMMMM.... anyway I was just wondering. I don't think we are poor. I rather like having having more money then we show.

Anyway I am off to get my nails done.



rtgilmore34 said...

Merriam-Webster defines rich:
synonyms RICH, WEALTHY, AFFLUENT, OPULENT mean having goods, property, and money in abundance. RICH implies having more than enough to gratify normal needs or desires <became rich through shrewd investing>. WEALTHY stresses the possession of property and intrinsically valuable things <wealthy landowners>. AFFLUENT suggests prosperity and an increasing wealth <an affluent society>. OPULENT suggests lavish expenditure and display of great wealth, more often applying to things than people <an opulent mansion>.  

Merriam-Webster defines poor:

1 a : lacking material possessions b : of, relating to, or characterized by poverty
2 a : less than adequate : MEAGER b : small in worth
3 : exciting pity <you poor thing>
4 a : inferior in quality or value b : HUMBLE, UNPRETENTIOUS c : MEAN, PETTY
6 : BARREN, UNPRODUCTIVE -- used of land
8 : lacking a normal or adequate supply of something specified -- often used in combination <oil-poor countries>
- poor·ish  /-ish/ adjective
- poor·ness noun  

rtgilmore34 said...

You are neither of those definitions.  You are somewhere comfortably in between the 2 extremes!!  LOL!