Disadvantages Of Being Rich

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Disadvantages of being rich There are many disadvantages of being rich. Sure, the rich can buy all the material items they want, but is that all there is to life? The rich never seem to be able to fully trust their friends. They have problems maintaining long lasting relationships. Family affairs for the rich are strained, because of money being the main concern. The wealthy are caught in a struggle of trying to make friends and family happy.

The rich never know whom they can trust. Trust is a very important element in life, which no one can live without. Without it the rich feel alone, and have no friends that they feel are true. How do they know if someone likes them for the person they are or their money? They never do, so they tend to keep their distance between them and carry on a false friendship, even though in the back of their minds they believe that their friend is using them.

The rich want to be known for the person they are, not by their money.

Carrying on intimate relationships brings up the same problem. The rich are often in numerous relationships, which end on bad terms. They hold back feelings, because they don't know if their partner feels the same way; the rich are scared of commitment. The question will always remain with the wealthy about whether the person really loves them for them or their money. Also the rich often sign pre-nuptial agreements just because of their paranoia of marrying someone who just wants their money. No marriage last when the main concern is money.

Family unity is strained by being rich. Money can ruin family relationships instantly. For example, if the head of a family dies and he didn't write a will, everybody...