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Picturing The Habits Of The Wealthiest People

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No one is perfect and there is always room for positive change. If you look on the Internet, you will find a mind-numbing amount of advice from self-proclaimed "success experts" (Google it, we dare you); but when you cut through the fluff, most point towards one key piece of advice...almost all would agree that the single most important thing you have is your time. Life is about balance, too much of anything can be bad and moderation is key (except low rates, printed money, and 100-million-dollar apartments in NYC)...



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Thu, 07/17/2014 - 19:30 | 4970839 cifo
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Thanks for the tips.


Thu, 07/17/2014 - 19:36 | 4970869 NidStyles
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Where's my apartment in NYC at?

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 19:39 | 4970877 Erudite Redneck
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Matthew 16:26 New King James Version (NKJV)

26 For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 19:45 | 4970901 Pool Shark
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Proverbs 10:4 (NIV):

Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth.

2 Thessalonians 3:10 (NIV):

For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: "The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat."

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 19:46 | 4970916 Erudite Redneck
Thu, 07/17/2014 - 19:54 | 4970972 The Alarmist
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They stare at you after looking at a pool of water on the street-corner ... you are expect to lie prone and let them walk over you.   Don't you get it, prole?

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 20:10 | 4971064 Yen Cross
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   lulz           They stare at you after looking at a pool of water on the street-corner"...   You share your bounty and build an "guilded army"...

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 19:59 | 4970995 Pool Shark
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The most fascinating aspect of all this is that by following Biblical principles (i.e., honesty, hard work, charity, love) one is very likely to become prosperous.

It's all a matter of motives and perspective. See John Calvin:


Thu, 07/17/2014 - 21:55 | 4971554 max2205
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Pound their secretary

Rich= 100%
Poor= never

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 19:53 | 4970959 Agstacker
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Proverbs 22:7New International Version (NIV)

The rich rule over the poor,
    and the borrower is slave to the lender.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 21:03 | 4971326 chumbawamba
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The moral of the story: don't be poor, and don't be a borrower.


Thu, 07/17/2014 - 23:55 | 4971959 IPA
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Unless you owe the lender an s ton, then the lender is your bitch, and will probably bail you out... 

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 20:08 | 4971045 Government need...
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It's hard work spending that EBT balance, not to mention all that paperwork ot get free healthcare and housing.  That takes probably 15-20 hours a week.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 02:29 | 4972216 teslaberry
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Pastalasauce 8;10 (meatballs)

"he who maketh the pasta shall enjoy the fruit of his spaghetti"

---flying spaghetti monster. he boiled for your sins.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 19:45 | 4970910 NidStyles
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That doesn't answer my question. I'm American, I'm among the richest in the world, I have the right to have an apartment in NYC. I demand my right be given!












Thu, 07/17/2014 - 19:53 | 4970962 Erudite Redneck
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James 2:5New King James Version (NKJV)

Listen, my beloved brethren: Has God not chosen the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him?

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 19:58 | 4970998 NidStyles
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Just one question, who wrote that book? ;-)

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 20:09 | 4971054 Erudite Redneck
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My understanding it was James the half brother of Jesus. 

Here is a good resource discussing the topic.



Thu, 07/17/2014 - 20:31 | 4971175 lotsoffun
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please educate me.   how could anybody be the 1/2 brother of somebody born of a virgin who received the 'word' in her ear?  serious - this story i don't know.

my only guess is that joseph the father was allowed to remarry after his first wife had died.  i'm not joking, i do not know this one.


Thu, 07/17/2014 - 20:34 | 4971186 Erudite Redneck
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If they share a mother does that not make them half brothers?

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 21:05 | 4971340 chumbawamba
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Well, that's an interesting question.  Was Jesus half Mary DNA and half God DNA?


Thu, 07/17/2014 - 21:51 | 4971539 samsara
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To the heart Mr. C. Good shot.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 09:25 | 4972844 abbottmd
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i think everybody in that part of the world were first or second cousins back then - a lot ot that still happens now in villages all over the world

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 20:12 | 4971072 PeeramidIdeologies
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Nobody. Now isn't that a statement.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 08:05 | 4972594 MachoMan
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Just one question, who wrote that book? ;-)

Consensus guess is ~40 people

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 21:46 | 4971523 Van Halen
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Excuse me, NidStyles, but your ghetto is not correct. The proper way to speak that statement is:

WHERE my apartment in NYC at?

If any further questions, please consult MTV. Thank you!

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 22:08 | 4971614 willwork4food
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Pardon me, but it's more like:

"WHERE da FUCK isa me NYC crib BITCH?"

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 19:41 | 4970890 GeorgeWKush
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I suspect many of those habits are a consequence rather than a cause though, but nevertheless they make sense. Also sceptical to the percentage of self made billionaires. 68? Yeah, right. That's because family fortunes are shady business and because the parents of the self made ones never told them to stack their billions away in Caribbean bank deposits before anyone else got to know about them.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 23:17 | 4971853 toady
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Yeah, getting up three hours before you go to work is easy when you don't go in till noon. And keep a to-do list is easy when your personal assistant does it.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 19:32 | 4970847 alexcojones
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MY Few Wealthy friends, don't read Zerohedge.

They suffer Impoverished lives for the lack of reading the wealth of ideas here.





Thu, 07/17/2014 - 19:47 | 4970918 disabledvet
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I am a Hedge addict.

That's suppose to be the start of recovery...but in actuality I think admitting to it makes matters worse.

Anywho "this is not the World War you are looking for! Move along!"

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 19:50 | 4970944 LetThemEatRand
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One thread at a time, disabledvet.  

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 21:48 | 4971532 fxrxexexdxoxmx
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Fri, 07/18/2014 - 08:11 | 4972610 The Grip
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Interesting anecdote Alex.

Of the whopping two persons I've been acquainted with in the B club - by chance, not by choice or my own achievements - BOTH do.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 19:32 | 4970850 BLOTTO
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Moderation in life 'they say', yet that gets tossed out the fuckin window when it comes to Work - and being on 5 days and off 2 days.


We're either thinking about work, at work or recovering from work...then we sleep. At least we are mostly at peace in our dreams.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 19:37 | 4970873 NidStyles
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Speak for yourself, I think this place has traumatized me.... 

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 19:38 | 4970876 LetThemEatRand
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Don't forget the drinking to forget about work.  Very important.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 19:57 | 4970975 NidStyles
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You're good when you drink to forget drinking, right?

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 20:19 | 4971108 Yes_Questions
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Get me to the liquor store, I got questions!


Thu, 07/17/2014 - 22:23 | 4971676 toady
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I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 19:33 | 4970855 DirkDiggler11
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How many of the folks listed appear to be happy ?
Damn few of them if any.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 19:39 | 4970880 LetThemEatRand
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#1 Habit of truly wealthy people -- being born that way.  Yes there are exceptions, but few.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 19:58 | 4970997 motorollin
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Just ask Chelsea Clinton!

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 19:43 | 4970889 RaceToTheBottom
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Is it just me or do all of those chaps in the picture have brown noses?  

Was the point to say that they are all "Brown-nosers"?

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 21:20 | 4971410 atomp
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I was trying to think of something about cutting off their noses to spite their faces, but then I settled for "alcoholics"

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 19:45 | 4970902 buzzsaw99
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i wouldn't trade places with any of them

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 19:48 | 4970925 LetThemEatRand
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I'll bet you a dollar that Obama could, Mortimer.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 20:00 | 4971001 buzzsaw99
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I'll think of you in Stockholm, when I accept the Nobel Prize.
Thu, 07/17/2014 - 19:45 | 4970909 Erudite Redneck
Thu, 07/17/2014 - 19:45 | 4970911 litemine
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Some also win the Lottery.  The American Dream to become Rich is just that .......A DREAM. Grantedd a few do win otherwise its Old Money or profits from Corruption/Theft.

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