Rich And Poor People Seek To Understand Each Other

Rich And Poor People Seek To Understand Each Other

You know I have an obsession, basically with power, and money is power, and you don’t have a platform without that — – And then he calls us when he wants to commit suicide.
(Laughter) You’re gonna get , you’re gonna get worn out. I’ll tell you that’s a dangerous place — — Thank you sir. — (Offscreen voice)
The wall with the X on it, can I have all of my high income folks… …and on the other side my low income folks. (Offscreen voice) “I think the opposite side judges me for the side that I stand on.” There is… there is judgment. Society seems to think that it’s based on mental conditions, alcohol abuse or drug abuse that we are in the streets whereas most of the times it’s not. I do feel judged by the other side because I feel like most people have an innate, massive inadequacy and insecurity within themselves as they start as human beings. So jealousy is a natural tendency mass majority of people have, and that’s the root of why they’re not successful to begin with. I don’t think jealousy is natural law. I think we were all born exactly the same and to say it’s inherited I think is a bunch of BS. It’s all learned behavior, and I’m telling you if we took these people on that side and they were trained to have different beliefs and judgments, they’d be wealthy as hell. Every human being is incredible from the start. That’s a beautiful thought. (Offscreen voice)
Okay, bring in the disagreers. I don’t know, I guess I don’t really spend that much time around people who are on the other side so I don’t feel like I know what they actually think about me. There’s enough open-minded people that do really well, that’s very kind, and so I don’t feel like the other side judge me. (Offscreen voice)
“I would spend a day on the other side.” I sort of started on the other aisle. I grew up sort of low-income neighborhoods, broken homes, but for me that was something that kind of gave me that drive to want to achieve, and to me I would say that that’s been something that’s been very helpful to me, so… I just would like to see what it’s like to be on the other side for once, I would say. I would like to learn from them. I would help my mother but it depends on what they’re doing if it’s illegal or if it’s something against my conscience I would step back. I don’t know how they got their money. You know, once you attain financial security, whatever that means to you as individuals, you realize it’s all for nothing. It says it in the Bible: (Hebrew phrase) in Hebrew. It means it’s all for nothing. The reality of why we do all we do is because we’re looking to feel fulfilled. And that’s why I have no problem going back because fulfillment doesn’t come from money. (Offscreen voice)
“I was scared to admit how much money I make.” A lot of times if you speak how much money you make that’s a great way to get sued and let people know you have something to get at. So sometimes It’s better off to not let people know what you got. I got the realization that… Wait a minute, I’m supposed to work so hard in life to get a job to marry a woman who wouldn’t marry me if I didn’t have that job… …so that’s why? (Laughter) I look at a lot of my Vietnamese pharmacist friends… They boast this and that but I ask them a question: If you didn’t have that money and that job, would she still be with you? She wouldn’t, so… (Laughter) Very true! So I’m never afraid to tell people how much – – That’s 100% true. – If someone really loves you, it’s always enough. If someone doesn’t it’ll never be enough. And so I’m gonna just tell people how much I make my whole life, and that’ll also weed out all the people I want no part of. Most of my friends, or true friends… the best time we ever have are, like, simple conversation like this. (Offscreen voice)
“Money is power.” Do you feel like money is power? Yeah, and I’ve seen it. In what way? In the illegal ways. I’ve seen it too. It does, it works. It is manifested power. Is there a higher power, is there a higher spiritual level? Certainly, but in the level that we operate in, yeah, I mean if you want to get something done you need some sort of financial backing, you know, generally speaking. Money is energy. That’s all it is. So in form it is power. It’s power to be used in a good way, or power to be used in a bad way. Money will only amplify who you are as a person to a larger extent. If you’re a douchebag, you’re gonna be a bigger douchebag. (Laughter) If you’re a sweetheart of a person, giving, you’re gonna become more of a giving human being. That’s all that money is gonna do. Might be a good idea to go talk to Gandhi. (Laughter) Or maybe you want to talk to Mother Teresa. The thing about power is, you speak something and it occurs. Do you speak something, and does it happen, and if you’ve got money, or if you don’t have money, basically the bottom line is, what is my purpose in life? And am I — Boom! — having it happen? All you got to do is look at somebody’s life. You can look at people’s auras, all of us have a certain aura. It’s real obvious. – Sure. – And you know whether you’re making a difference or not. You can’t fool anybody. (Offscreen voice)
“I am satisfied with how much money I have right now.” Once you attain financial security, and I said this earlier, it’s just excess for me. I’m 31, I probably reached financial security when I was like.. …21, ten years ago. Self-made, no daddy, no mommy, nobody. And I was very fortunate to recognize what success means, the responsibility of success, and also what I want out of life. Money doesn’t motivate me anymore. I didn’t come here today to show off that I have money. I came here because hopefully I’ll learn something that I didn’t know yesterday, and that I also could hope to maybe influence someone that didn’t know something, the same. Being wealthy is having no wants. Yeah, I think I’ve got just about everything I need. I’m pretending to have a lot more… don’t need it. Well, yeah for me it’ll never be enough. You know I have an obsession, basically, with power, and money is power, and you don’t have a platform without that. So if you want to provide a positive message, you need that power, and without money, you can’t really have — — But that’s not gonna solve your innate problem of wanting more. No, it’s not, and I and I accept that at the door that I – – It’s like, you can say it about drugs. (Sniffs) Want another line. You can say about a womanizer. You want another girl. You can say it about anything that you have an obsession for, an abundance of, right? — You’re right. –
So that’s not the problem, but that’s the why. The money part is just the… vice. But that’s OK. I don’t need to be okay. I just need I need to be successful. I need to make things happen. Do you really feel that? You really feel that, I’m not gonna stop you obviously, but all I can tell you is my opinion, and I can tell you this much, it will never be enough, and the feeling you have will never go away, and anxiety it will bring you in your life will never make you happy. And then he calls us when he wants to commit suicide. (Laughter) You’re gonna get worn out. I’ll tell you that’s a danger – – No. No sir… – I do think, though, that people that get stuck in that totally over material perspective, that there is something missing inside. And you might not see it, and that there might be a very big elaborate show and shiny things and beautiful women, but I think somebody that has immature behavior patterns like that, I think it speaks to, you know, an inner vacancy, I would say also. I just feel like I haven’t reached where I want to be financially, happiness wise…
– That’s cool. – I’m just not sure what I want to do all the time and… I was there, I’m sure he was there, everybody was there. You don’t know what you’re going. – – I mean I’m okay, I understand why I’m at where I’m at, but – –Like he’s the exact opposite. He knows exactly where he’s – – I know I’m sick, I mean –
(Laughter) – No, not sick, I’m saying he’s on a mission. That is a beautiful thing. That level of energy, dedication, focus…
– Yeah. – That will attain mass loads of anything he puts his effort to. (Offscreen voice)
“I am grateful for the life I live.” I am, because every day I’m able to get up in the morning, I’m alive… There are certain situations, rapes, shootings… Everything out there that, you know, has occurred, to me, to other people. I’m blessed and I’m [grateful] to be alive, because we don’t know when our time’s gonna be up. That’s 100% true. That puts it in perspective right there, I mean, I think about where I came from, things that I take for granted now that I never would have imagined at a younger age. But like you said the core blessing is to be alive. A lot of people wake up with, ‘what am I gonna eat?’
– Yeah – ‘Where am I gonna go?’ ‘What’s this person gonna try to do to me?’ It’s a fucked up, ‘scuse my French, state of mind. So I’m extremely grateful that I’m on the giving side of things, that I have the ability to share and not to take, necessarily. I have true friends and … I live a very very simple life, and anyone who comes to my life who wants to stay in my life are very simple and very loving at the same time. I have nothing really to complain about beside the fact that I want to do more, but even that is like a blessing itself because I have the opportunity to try and do those things – – It’s ’cause of America, buddy, it’s the best country in the world.
(Laughter) Look, at the end of your life are you a much more loving person than at the beginning your life, or even at the end of this discussion? I feel so, I feel I’ve grown a lot and learned – – It’s been a privilege speaking with everyone –
– Likewise – – … The most important thing is love. How much do you love at the end of your life compared to the beginning? – Thank you. –
– I think that’s true. –
– Thank you. –
(Laughter) (Offscreen voice)
That’s it, that’s the last question, guys. Appreciate – – Thank you very much – – Hi! –
– Very nice meeting you! –
– That’s a pretty good hug you got there. –
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100 thoughts on “Rich And Poor People Seek To Understand Each Other

  • If that guy with the short beard and the accent brought a book on how to get to that financially secure place I’d buy it 🙂

  • That “I have an obsession with power” guy definitely needs some advice. He’s gonna grow up very lonely and corrupt. It’s the people with his mindset that make the rich look bad. Everyone else in the video was spot on. Especially the blue suit guy, I would love to know more about him.

  • 3:58 but it is common sense… who, with the correct state of mind marry someone that can’t even care for themselves?

  • When wealthy is measured as more than $3 million while poverty is measured as $25,000 or less—there’s a wealth disparity problem.

  • Please don't tell me that that woman walked away from this video still homeless please don't tell me that was allowed to happen after being surrounded by billions

  • The nice Arab guy: money will only amplify who you are. If you are a dooshbag your gonna be a bigger dooshbag *me thinks of jake paul* if you are a sweetheart of a person and giving you are gonna become more of a giving human being *thinks of Mr beast*

  • As far as the question goes "Would you spend a day on the other side" I feel like not enough was said about those who were raised in fortunate families and found success after leaving their house. You always hear stories regarding rags to riches.. for me I never had rags. My dad was a pharmacist and my mom was the office manager working directly for someone who's net worth is in the range of 28-30 million dollars. I was never without a warm meal, and even now I have created a net worth for myself amounting to near 2 million dollars at just 24, yet if asked to spend a day on the other side I would still say yes. Never once have I had an experience with the less fortunate. I have grown up in wealthy areas with only wealthy student attending my schools. I was kept away from possibly "ghetto" scenarios and yet even after all this, I would never pass up the opportunity to understand what it truly means to be financially stable and comfortable.

  • Maybe, the question about I was afraid to admit my income, everyone who stood back, was probably scared to admit they were scared 😂

  • 1:50 this guy has never been around toddlers and toys – kids want what the other child has. It would be some feat of social engineering to develop that level of covetousness in a 2 year old through teaching, when most parents work very hard to do the opposite.

  • I felt that this conversation was beautiful and very very open and i personally have always been able to read people, in what i feel as very well, and everyone here seemed genuine and caring and willing to learn from the other side …………. except Daryl.
    I do honestly believe every one of them one the wealthy side of this meeting worked hard to get their income and worked hard to build it, however, i personally felt like Daryl came off as "that guy" we generally envision when we think of the typical snide wealthy businessman… someone obsessed with power, who believes money essentially makes the world go round, and got it extremely early in life. I don't know this man, and i can't speak on his character, just to me viewing this, he just came off as that "nose stuck up in the air, money bragging" kind of dude. He just doesn't seem like he truly wanted to learn about the struggle many of us go through every day since he came from that and has that "well since i did it then everyone can" attitude…

  • The best blessing isn't to wake up to life? It's to wake up being safe, feeling good, being happy and having something to do. U can wake up having to fear for your life maybe bc of war etc. and suddenly life isnt a blessing anymore.

  • If you pause the video @ the :52 sec. mark, you'll see that the high income group each have their feet apart, while the low income group all have their legs together.

  • It’s sad the way the world works. You can be guilted for having a lot of money and you’ll be guilted for being poor the rich people will make fun of the poor and the poor will call the rich people spoiled. This isn’t always the case but it does happen a lot. You shouldn’t feel guilted for being poor or for being rich. You should be grateful for what you have. I can understand both ways, my parents are divorced and my mom is struggling with money and my dad has a lot of money. Sometimes I feel guilty for having money and living in a big house because people call you spoiled and ungrateful even though I am so grateful for what I have. And then my mom lives in a smaller house and can’t ever buy stuff and we struggle with buying groceries and she is always working and it makes me sad but I’m just grateful that I have parents and food to eat and a roof over my head. Not all people have that.

  • Can we hear the life story of the woman. Something about her, her eyes are so raw and real. Her character is eerie in such a good way.

  • i really hope these rich people give the low income people some tips.
    sometimes all it takes is 1 piece of information to change a life.
    for example, you can invest as little as $100 a month into an investment fund with a 7% ROI from age 18-67 and at age 67 the investment will be over $400,000.
    if you were investing $1000 a month the investment would be worth over $4,000,000
    the tip there is to educate yourself on investing and start as young as possible.
    every year wasted is a lot of lost potential income.
    compound interest is the 8th wonder of the world 😃

  • “ Most of the times it’s not “ damn you really brought facts here I am almost 100 percent sure if I go to a homeless dude and give him money that money is going for booze

  • It's just as ignorant to assume poor people are there because of drugs or being lazy as it is to assume all rich people have been handed a silver spoon or have little concern for others. People are people..

  • 𝐇𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐚𝐦𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐚𝐬 𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐨𝐭𝐭𝐨𝐦𝐬💸
    ( $ 2,850.00) 𝐠𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐢𝐦 𝐠𝐨𝐧𝐧𝐚 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐲 𝐝𝐞𝐩𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐝🤪

  • Wanting more, is not a problem. Earning more through beneficial to society means, is good for society, that is not a problem. That's where wanting more for yourself results in making the world a better place

  • I would be happy if I had 100k$ I could actually have a future & get a 300sq ft home and have SOME safety. I got non. But also money does NOT buy happiness, but it increases the odds.

  • I am from a middle class borderline upper middle class. I live in an area with no opportunity. Everyone wants riches and wealth, but it’s almost impossible. There’s no guidelines. No opportunity to make money other than going to college for a doctorate degree. If you are not given money to turn around and make money you will end up falling into a depressed adult life where the coolest thing you do is take a 4 day family vacation to a beach and work your life away. There’s no way to beat it. I’ve tried thinking of every way

  • isn't the guy that is "obsessed with power" the same guy that was in law enforcement & black lives matter middle ground episode?

  • I wish I was rich or at least be debt free 🤯 and money is DEFINITELY power. Also, I have everything I need except money. 😭

  • I think the most interesting dynamic of this discussion is how the poor seem, for the most part, timid and unsure and the rich seem confident and assertive. And everyone is saying it’s because assertiveness is a good trait for generating wealth and that’s definitely true, but I think to some degree the poor people in this discussion really have internalized the belief that rich people are better than them and vice versa. I think that’s nonsense. I think it’s a real shame no one in this conversation mentioned the fact that rich people don’t pay anywhere near enough in taxes.

  • They really found the biggest douchebag with money and put him in the intro. Bill gates and many other rich people gives away 10s of millions every year but go ahead and put this loser on

  • People that r poor CAN become RICH however it is difficult and being poor can mean that a single choice between quitting school for a low income job to help ur family get by is ur only choice. Starting off rich makes it a lot less likely for this to happening giving u security.

  • Hold up is this the guy from Netflix’s “Unnatural” dude this guy was murdered for the things he is saying. He should have listened. This is likely a mental obsession with money and it is dangerous to you and those around you.

  • The young Arab guy is very smart, maybe because at the age of 21 he decided he has enough money and that is no longer a problem for him, I think he started learning new things … maybe he read a lot, he knew many typologists of people and listened more and began to think more than the ordinary guy who is stressed to at least earn the money to pay his taxes and to buy the food needed to survive

    I'd love to have a few minutes to talk to him … you can learn a lot in 5 minutes 🙂

  • Unpopular opinion: the man who is “obsessed with power” has the right mindset. That screams hard work, determination, and an insatiable drive for success in whatever he does. He has the underdog mentality, always has something to prove, and is never satisfied with a little bit of success. It’s a mindset needed to survive in an unforgiving world. Enough is never enough; leaving doubt is a fate worse than failure.

  • I've had times in my life when I've made 12k a month and I've been homeless. Walking in somewhere and buying whatever is a good feeling. Sleeping under a bridge in a thunderstorm taught me something.


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