06/02/2019 (Sun) 20:26:12
The context was I was in a car and 3 Asian-American Baby Boomers ganged up on me. It was a very eye-opening experience for me.
They defended the right of Bill Gates to have 100 billion, and said he was a pioneer, a visonary, a genius. One told me he was a great guy for giving so much money away (even though he is still the second richest man and his net worth has increased by over 30 billion since he officially retiree, so his "charity" doesn't inconvenience him at all, and frankly disgusts me.)
They told me, "If you're so great why don't you give your money away?!"
I told them that I don't have money like they do. "With great power comes great responsibility," I added.
"Why don't you start a company and build your own OS then?!" one Boomer shouted at me and they all laughed.
I told them I would be swatted like a bug.
Later they also talked about how Jeff Bezos of Amazon was a great man from Brazil (he is the richest man and owns 150 billion.) Then they asked me smugly what I would have done with 150 billion dollars? They didn't believe me when I said I would give almost all of it away to causes I believed in, because a million dollars could last me for the rest of my life.
I honestly don't see how you could feel satisfied owning more than a few million dollars. I feel guilty as hell when I don't give a homeless guy money. It's impossible to feel perfectly happy when there are people suffering around you, (unless you're a stereotypical Baby Boomer.)
They called me a communist, and a low-life, and told me they were going to vote for Joe Biden, and that there was nothing I could say that would change their mind. Ugh.