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[–] pitapityparty 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago  (edited ago)

No one likes to see people get what they worked hard for without doing likewise.

So you're faced with two alternatives: one in which you make $X, and those who didn't work as hard make less, and one in which you still make $X, and those who didn't work as hard also make $X. To me, a bystander, I'm drawn towards the former latter, since more people are better off. Did you work hard so you could make a living and maybe follow a passion, or did you work hard to feel superior to others?

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[–] Valyrios 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Exactly, the reward should be to not have to work a shit job flipping burgers. And if you'd rather flip burgers than continue working in your field of education you can.

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[–] dabork 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

This is getting closer to the truth. It's not about economics, it's about people getting jealous that someone they think is not as good as them making almost the same amount. That undermines your worth as a person and all the "hard work" (read: inside connections and luck and student debt) you put in to get where you are. Why should some person I think is lazy make a living wage?

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[–] pitapityparty 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

What you say makes intuitive sense, but is there evidence that things actually transpire in such a way?

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[–] lolol42 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I think you mean the latter. The former is the first option.

And in reply to your post, I would say that I would wonder what the point was in working so hard and going into debt to get $X when I could just get a job sweeping floors for the same pay.

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[–] pitapityparty 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Whoops, you're right—I did mean the latter. I do, in fact, know which is which. I promise. (:

As for the post, I can definitely appreciate the sentiment, but I don't know if such a sentiment should be indulged. It's basically the crab mentality: "If I can't have what he has, then he shouldn't have it either." Ultimately, it helps no one.