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10 Struggles Only The Rich Would Understand

10 Struggles Only The Rich Would Understand

How do you define wealth? Is it being financially independent or having a mountain of cash? It is difficult to find the best explanation of wealth or riches, because we all have our own definitions. Looking beyond these being rich comes with struggles only the rich can relate with. And some of these are under-listed below:

1. There is never enough time.

The richer you become the more you find value in time. The rich have a serious appreciation for time, because it is never enough. Money they understand they can regain, but time to value and appreciate what they have becomes more limited as their responsibilities increase.

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2. They are not seen for who they really are.

People feel money changes the rich, that somewhere in between they have become different from who they were. Although this can be true in a sense, because they really don’t change but their circumstances do, people do not dig to find out who they really are.

3. They don’t raise their family the regular way

Raising their family goes beyond the norm because somehow, even when they try to instill the values they had as children, they have their wealth that sort of causes a divide between morals and financial security. Even if they made a great effort with their kids, it is more difficult with grandchildren who were born to splendor and think they deserve everything good they have.

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4. They find it more difficult to spend money than make it

This scenario has been presented by the billionaire Warren Buffet: it is one thing to make money; it is another thing to spend it. As you make more money, it offers you more options and choices that test you to make smarter decisions. Limitations can force you to simplify, but with the rich they become spoiled for choices.

5. They struggle to find a balance in their lives

Being rich means giving just as much as you are receiving. Many do not realize how much they can offer and they are swallowed by their own wealth. Trying to balance the world of work and family becomes more tedious as they amass more wealth.

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6. They are under stiff pressure

Being rich means more expectation and more worries. According to Jack Ma, becoming wealthy has put him under “much pressure.” As a rich person there are people who surround you because of what they expect from you. And there is the deal to make sure your wealth is not stolen but protected.

7. They battle with their desires

It goes beyond having a three course meal, and beyond lodging in a seven-star hotel, rather it is about the feeling of being rich and how they can manage such feeling to achieving something worthwhile and could become a legacy.

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8. They are obsessed with their passions

The super rich are immersed in their passions daily, they are consumed by it and not any other thing comes close in comparison. They eat, sleep, read and are intoxicated with finding answers to a nagging problem. They struggle to find something else that can make them as happy.

9. They find it difficult to understand who is realistic to them

It is a struggle to find people who are not around you with a false pretense. People are always around you, including family, for what you can offer them rather than what they can offer you. You rarely get the love or attention you want for who you are rather than what your status is built on.

10. They are often criticized

No matter what they do or don’t do will never pass without some criticism. People will consider it unfair that they have all the money; some will despise them for not sharing it with them. The rich are often criticized and are sometimes unjustly maligned.

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Last Updated on January 18, 2019

7 Ways To Deal With Negative People

7 Ways To Deal With Negative People

Some people will have a rain cloud hanging over them, no matter what the weather is outside. Their negative attitude is toxic to your own moods, and you probably feel like there is little you can do about it.

But that couldn’t be farther from the truth.

If you want to effectively deal with negative people and be a champion of positivity, then your best route is to take definite action through some of the steps below.

1. Limit the time you spend with them.

First, let’s get this out of the way. You can be more positive than a cartoon sponge, but even your enthusiasm has a chance of being afflicted by the constant negativity of a friend.

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In fact, negativity has been proven to damage your health physically, making you vulnerable to high levels of stress and even cardiac disease. There’s no reason to get hurt because of someone else’s bad mood.

Though this may be a little tricky depending on your situation, working to spend slightly less time around negative people will keep your own spirits from slipping as well.

2. Speak up for yourself.

Don’t just absorb the comments that you are being bombarded with, especially if they are about you. It’s wise to be quick to listen and slow to speak, but being too quiet can give the person the impression that you are accepting what’s being said.

3. Don’t pretend that their behavior is “OK.”

This is an easy trap to fall into. Point out to the person that their constant negativity isn’t a good thing. We don’t want to do this because it’s far easier to let someone sit in their woes, and we’d rather just stay out of it.

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But if you want the best for this person, avoid giving the false impression that their negativity is normal.

4. Don’t make their problems your problems.

Though I consider empathy a gift, it can be a dangerous thing. When we hear the complaints of a friend or family member, we typically start to take on their burdens with them.

This is a bad habit to get into, especially if this is a person who is almost exclusively negative. These types of people are prone to embellishing and altering a story in order to gain sympathy.

Why else would they be sharing this with you?

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5. Change the subject.

When you suspect that a conversation is starting to take a turn for the negative, be a champion of positivity by changing the subject. Of course, you have to do this without ignoring what the other person said.

Acknowledge their comment, but move the conversation forward before the euphoric pleasure gained from complaining takes hold of either of you.

6. Talk about solutions, not problems.

Sometimes, changing the subject isn’t an option if you want to deal with negative people, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still be positive.

I know that when someone begins dumping complaints on me, I have a hard time knowing exactly what to say. The key is to measure your responses as solution-based.

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You can do this by asking questions like, “Well, how could this be resolved?” or, “How do you think they feel about it?”

Use discernment to find an appropriate response that will help your friend manage their perspectives.

7. Leave them behind.

Sadly, there are times when we have to move on without these friends, especially if you have exhausted your best efforts toward building a positive relationship.

If this person is a family member, you can still have a functioning relationship with them, of course, but you may still have to limit the influence they have over your wellbeing.

That being said, what are some steps you’ve taken to deal with negative people? Let us know in the comments.

You may also want to read: How to Stop the Negative Spin of Thoughts, Emotions and Actions.

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