Why Poor People Are Generous and Rich People Are Stingy

4 min readMar 13, 2022
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I have noticed working-class people are much more generous than rich people.

One side of my family is working-class, like me. The other side has money. I have seen both sides of the coin.


If someone is looking for community, the working class are more likely to band together to help each other. My cousin-in-law knows a lot of people. Both she and her husband work full-time but it doesn’t cover all the bills.

So she will trade her baked goods for plumbing work. Or her friend will help repair roofing shingles for free. My mother-in-law knows a lot of people in her small town and they will help bring her groceries or mow the grass.

In the past, she loaned us money for a much-needed basement drain system, after our basement flooded. We paid her back in a month.

My brother-in-law gives rides to friends who don’t have a car. My uncle-in-law will fix someone’s car for free and not even charge labor.

I could go on and on about how the working class is more generous than the rich. The Working-class is more…




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