ANSWERS: 3
  • i think its true but i dont know who said it
  • We all know what assumptions are. The mother of all f*ckups. That aside, many people can make criticisms of the poor, either due to personal experience or general observation.
    • Linda Joy
      Anyone can criticize. It doesn't make it any less preposterous when they do.
    • Archie Bunker
      It's all subjective. I would say that it all depends on someone's experience on whether or not they are "qualified" (for lack of a better term) to make criticisms. Someone who was born with the proverbial silver-spoon in their mouth might not have the same viewpoint of someone who was born into poverty. But even then, depending on what the complaint is, it might be a valid gripe. Just throwing a blanket "you can't criticize the poor," just because they're poor, is not logical. There are many people who are "well-housed, well- warmed, and well-fed" who were once poor. Those folks might have valid assumptions.
    • Linda Joy
      "Just throwing a blanket "you can't criticize the poor," just because they're poor, is not logical. " Sure it is! Criticizing someone just because they're poor is not logical! Maybe they gave their money to help others because they're not greedy and selfish!
    • Archie Bunker
      Maybe they did, but I'm allowed to criticize the decision. You can criticize anyone for anything, Linda. Again, it's subjective on whether or not it's a valid criticism. You can tell me that I can't criticize the poor, just because they're poor, and I can go and tell you that you can't criticize me for criticizing someone else.
    • Linda Joy
      YOU were the one who said "you can't criticize" I was quoting you. I was the one who said its not logical to criticise the poor simply for being poor. I didn't say you can't. Its BLATANTLY OBVIOUS you can criticize anyone you wish! But by criticizing someone simply for being poor you are being prejudiced. You don't know those people or what they've been through. One day you'll realize you were wrong. Its not fair to judge every poor person based on what little you know about a few.
    • Linda Joy
      Even those who have been there should know everyone's situation is different. But you're right. I knew a woman who had been there herself but hated poor people and she hated hearing their stories. She said everyone's got a hard luck story and I'm tired of hearing them! But she still wanted others to be sympathetic to hers. She was wrong too! You can't rightfully judge anyone unless you've walked in their shoes, and that's something no one will ever do because everyone's journey is different.
    • Linda Joy
      Archie, you can suppose yourself to be better than others because they are poor if it makes you feel superior. Obviously that's what you need right now. But no one is any better than anyone else.
    • Archie Bunker
      "you can suppose yourself to be better than others because they are poor if it makes you feel superior. Obviously that's what you need right now." - Now who's being judgemental, Linda? What makes you think that criticism comes from any feelings of superiority?
  • It wasn't said. It doesn't work, either.
    • Linda Joy
      It was said. Its a famous quote, and all you have to do is google to find the answer.
    • Linda Joy
      You can disagree if you wish but saying it wasn't said is a lie! https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/19119-of-all-the-preposterous-assumptions-of-humanity-over-humanity-nothing

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