Twitter's Trending Hashtag #WhyImPoorIn4Words is Hilarious and Sad at the Same Time
Earlier today, Twitter users started a trend to explain why they believed themselves to be "poor" in four words using the hashtag #WhyImPoorIn4Words.
Some of the tweets were hilarious, while others were slightly sad. Here are some of them:
Oh Jack. The reason you're poor is because you can't thrive in a system that requires you to provide value in a voluntary exchange for profit? Also, adding spaces to the word "capitalism" doesn't make it four individual words.
According to Jack's twitter feed, he believes that "capitalism doesn't create conveniences, labour does. capitalism decides who gets paid." He probably has a smartphone and is completely oblivious to the irony.
According to her twitter feed, this Alabama resident wants to start her very own restaurant from "bottom up"! Too bad the GoFundMe page she set up gives zero reason to actually donate to her cause beyond "Please help support small business trying to get off ground."
If you don't know how to convince people to voluntarily give you their money, odds are you'd be hard pressed to keep any of it even if you were born rich. Entitled much?
At least there's some modicum of honesty as to his (desired? former?) source of income.
Finally, a glimmer of hope as this twitter user recognizes the value of delayed gratification and self-improvement. Unfortunately, it appears she's from the Philippines — if more young Americans took charge of their futures, perhaps our country wouldn't be devolving at such an alarming rate.
Stay alert. Stay alive.