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According to Forbes, the 400 wealthiest Americans have more wealth than the bottom 150 million Americans combined. But what about the people in between? The middle class? You may be considered middle class. You’re not poor, but you’re not rich…yet. The middle class seems to be shrinking, according to the data revealed over the last couple decades. That means you’re going to be less likely to be middle class in the future. You’ll more likely be poor or rich. Which side do you want to be on?

If you want to be on the side with the rich, you’ve got to start thinking like the rich. Here are 10 differences between middle class and rich people for you to learn from…

1. The middle class live comfortably, the rich embrace being uncomfortable

“Be willing to be uncomfortable. Be comfortable being uncomfortable. It may get tough, but it’s a small price to pay for living a dream.”
-Peter McWilliams

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“In investing, what is comfortable is rarely profitable.”
– Robert Arnott

It’s comfortable to work a “safe” job. It’s comfortable to work for someone else. The middle class think being comfortable means being happy, but the rich realize that extraordinary things happen when we put ourselves in uncomfortable situations. Starting your own business is a risk and risks can be uncomfortable, but a little risk is what it takes to create wealth and achieve superior results.

Step out of your comfort zone. Look at all your options. You will have to be at least a little uncomfortable if you want to become rich. You might even have to fail and that’s great, because if you’re not failing, you’re not doing much.

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  • rosethornne

    Sick.
    And I mean “diseased”, not “cool”.

  • Lisa M Cara

    So, no one will be comfortable, just anxious, depressed,jealous, sick and tired of constant stress from not enough or too much. Way to do equality as ever before.

    Yes, I know we just pursue what we need, and must never have or the world will end.
    Go play, capitalism is killing the world.

    • disqus_tpc8waQI76

      No they way they are applying capitalism is killing the world! It coupritism that is really kill the world it call the NWO AND THE REST ARE TO BE SLAVES

      • Joe Kulc

        coupritism means what??

        • Mike Sokolow

          It coupritism. Must be code words, highly classified.

  • Danielle Digou

    Right. So the rich just earn money for money’s sake. Not for happiness, just for money. It’s not about having the fancy new car, it’s about having a car with a warranty that isn’t likely to have a huge repair bill in a few years.
    The rich mindset sounds like a cold, dead one. Yes, you’re driven, but why?

    • juliemango

      The point is risk-taking, not living comfortably, bored.

    • By far, most rich do not just earn money for money’s sake. They earn money for the sake of personal success, for the sense of providing well for one’s family, for taking good care of those we love. to make the world a better place, to build a useful idea, to advance human civilization, to be a provider – not a welfare drag on others. to provide jobs. Money is only a symbol of personal achievement.

      • lukeS

        You cannot have great wealth, without great poverty.

        The reason the middle class exists is to drive the poor class to work harder for those on the top. The reason the poor exist is to scare the shit out of the middle class to work harder for those on top.

        Wealth is syphoned up from the labour of the lower classes.

        Your lying to yourself if you believe otherwise

  • Bradley Barber

    I have little, but I owe nothing. I work hard but my goals are awesome. I have a life plan and I work it everyday. I sacrifice daily, but I have a life. I pray for strength to reach my full potential. I give, so I will learn to let go. I am rich.

    • You are also a wonderful
      capitalist!

    • gardenbaglady

      Right one! Why do idiots think I should share my reward of hard work and goals. Get off their asses and make for themselves. I raised my kids w/o phone or cable and they are all working successful people giving to society now. I love being a capitalist. I make my own choices for how I spend my money and all you have to do is stand in line at Costco and you know why people are broke. Buying flats of crap they do not need at all just to justify their work. UGH save your $

  • Andrew

    How uncouth. One always removes the band BEFORE lighting a cigar. Clearly American.

  • UtahRed

    I have true friends that aren’t taking advantage of me. I have peace in​ my soul which is more valuable than money. I have integrity which will get me further in life. I don’t need to be rich. But I agree the middle class is disappearing thanks to our corrupt socialist agenda. Capitalism isn’t perfect but at least it represents freedom.

    • Dr Gordon Freeman

      Somewhere between capitalism, which has no morals, and socialism, which imposes morality from a standpoint of societal successes, based upon some form of imposed equality, is where the future of mankind lies. If we are to survive, some amount of humanity, and shared ideals, must be imposed, as the wealthiest of people often have lost all logic, or moral grounding, in regards to how much of the pie they are personally entitled to. One does not show up to a dinner party early, eat the best pieces of food, and then claim superiority, simply because they arrived early, and engorged themselves. Something is broken within these people to think that such things they are entitled to, without consideration of everyone else. Meritocracy is where we should be headed, but not where we actually are headed. The poor haven’t been properly educated to know where opportunity lies, and opportunity for those with ideas, and talent, is largely meted out by entitled wealth holders, who demand unreasonable amounts of the pie to give aid to those who have the work ethic, and ideas to make themselves a part of the wealth class. Very few of those people are allowed to succeed.

  • DJpojack

    What a horse shit article!

  • boll ocks

    Who cares?

  • Sharon Gallant

    ALL IN ALL IT IS NONE OF MY DAM BUSINESS BEST ADVICE LEAVE ME BE AND DON’T WASTE YOUR TIME NO IS NO /

  • Krun13

    This is a bunch of BULL CRAP!
    The only difference between the RICH and MIDDLE CLASS WORKING PEOPLE……..

    RICH PEOPLE have no compassion for others, only emotion is “GREED”!

    MIDDLE CLASS WORKING PEOPLE love people more than money, have compassion for the less fortunate and pray for others!

    • gardenbaglady

      Ha rich people do care about others, the article is stupid but capitalism is open for all if people get off their asses and stop wasting money, try saving it.

      • Dr Gordon Freeman

        How would you know? Even if you are rich, and care for others, which I doubt, you’re attempt at extending those qualities to others, with no basis in fact, is infantile. The wealthy people I do know, care nothing about others, and only about themselves. If you dare disagree with anything that they say, or do, you are no longer their friend, but an adversary, to be conquered, and have your dignity taken away. Witness our fake president, and the way he talks to people with whom he disagrees, or those who tell it like it is.

  • V Blanclage

    Eclesiates I and III, All is vanity.

    • Dr Gordon Freeman

      Citing words from a tome, filled with fictional stories, only identifies you as feeble of intellect, and unable to think for yourself.

  • Mike Sokolow

    Been working 50 years, started drawing a w2 at 14 yrs old, had my own business for 27 yrs, still working, the last 8 yrs have been terrible income wise, (still in business after borrowing tons of money)at 60 yrs old, no retirement, no savings, no type of insurance, I’ll be gone within 10 yrs, who cares.

  • Mike Sokolow

    According to a lot of commentors on here, the rich dictate peoples ability to succeed. Wow, I had no clue. I guess the only way they got rich, is rich people allowed them to get rich. Now I see.