Monday, March 05, 2007
AIN'T POOR, JUST GOT NO MONEY (DOSH, SPONDOOLOCKS, BEES AND HONEY, DUCATS, ETC)
Although I don’t have any money, I’m not actually poor as such.
And I don’t mean the clichés about being rich in other facets of life or having a fortune that can’t be quantified in material terms etc.
Poor is more of a social class in itself (i.e. lower class, uneducated etc) that I definitely don’t belong to rather than a lack of money per se.
For example, you’ll often read about ‘’penniless aristocrats’’ not ‘’poor aristocrats’’ – poor and aristocrat being a contradiction in terms
It’s all academic, a moot point really, because, whether I call myself ‘’poor’’ or ‘’just having no money’’, at the end of the day I’ve still got diddly squat.
Cold comfort as I bask in the luxury of not having any money but at the same time not being poor.
It sounds like Orwellian doublespeak and something that governments can use to their advantage – ‘’we don’t have any poor people, just ‘unrich’ people’’.
As a matter of fact, I’m feeling rich already.
Now if I can just get the people at the bank to see things the way I do.