its-okei replied to your post “these days i can’t even stand to look at rich kids, especially those…”
Guilt is a mental affliction. If people are happy indulging, lucky them! Why resent it? After kindness and compassion, the third immeasurable is “joy in the joy of others”. Children do this easily before they are brainwashed by consumerist ideology.
I understand your feeling. But always try to keep the feeling in your heart that these are people. What truly separates the rich from the poor? The tall from the short? The big from the small? In the end, we all are human beings, living and dying.
thanks guys but you’re misunderstanding my anger. i’m not saying i hate the rich, or that i resent them & don’t want them to be happy. i resent that their enjoyment has to come at the expense of others (so many others) & that they are clueless as to who are suffering & how this suffering is like. my resentment is with the systems that prioritize their enjoyment rather than the basic needs of others. it is precisely the feeling of finding people to be equal, deserving of equal opportunities, that we are all human beings, that gives me this sadness. because this equality that i believe is inherent to our species is not reflected in the way people are treated nor the systems that distribute resources.
just because i want to show them who they are hurting whether deliberately or not, doesn’t mean i hate them. please don’t mischaracterize what i say. it comes from a position of love. my priority is the afflicted. my hatred is not for people but systems. people get caught up in systems & it is most likely not their fault. anyway, this all seems a bit pointless. if their feelings get hurt, they still have their money. someone like my friend whose feelings are hurt every day are the people i prioritize. & if i want other people who are enjoying every day with cluelessness to see how the systems breaks someone in order to give excessively to others - can you blame me? would you not have wanted to show them too?