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Why is it rude to ask people how much they make in a month?

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  1. elecsho

    elecsho Power Member

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    Many people consider this to be slightly rude especially in arabic countries but not so much in western countries. I know it just feels that way and I never asked a guy in real life how much they are making a month(well except my family). I am just wondering where did this come from and why are some people are bothered to answer this question. I know here a lot of newbies ask it to get motivation.
     
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    It is very very rude in western countries bud.
     
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  3. DownTheRabbitHole

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    It's like walking up to a stranger on the street and asking him to open his wallet to show you how much money he has.
     
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    I think it comes from the idea that how much you make defines your status and it's also an assessment of your capabilities. No matter what you say, your worth will be judged for it. Also, it is often done in the context of a pissing contest.

    I don't get why you'd need to know how much someone makes though, what would you answer? Anything would be awkward unless you're talking business, and if you're talking business, then you have a rough idea anyway.
     
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    I dont care when people ask me about it online, but I really hate when people ask me about it in real life. It bothers me mostly because if I would tell them, they would think I am bragging, and I never ask people how much they make. I think I mostly get that question from my friends and people around me because I am the only person they know that works purely using Internet so they wonder if it works or not.
    Oh and also when I told my girlfriend how much I was making, because she asked me actually, I told her 5 figures, not even the number and she said I was lieing! I was like what do you expect from me, show you my bank statements? Lately when someone asks I just answer, "Not much actually" and look down and that makes people feel better lol
     
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  6. Checkmate

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    I never heard that it was rude, most people just don't want to tell you especially in internet marketing because they have methods to protect and don't want to be harassed by people asking what their method is.
     
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    Because it's as it is. Do you ask your pals how often they masturbate?
     
  8. elecsho

    elecsho Power Member

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    sorry never knew that. Although I've lived in Canada for such a long time.
     
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    I am interested solely on what i make - what others make is of no interest because it's not going in my bank is it!
     
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  10. elecsho

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    haha but that is quite different.
     
  11. elecsho

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    Thanks for the great clarification. I guess it really is unethical to do so. I would hate it if someone asks me that even if I was extremely rich because I like to behave modestly without being lofty.
     
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    Hmm I Always tell them "I make enough"....
     
  13. Furious George

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    Because it's none of your business.
     
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  14. Duffers5000

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    Its not rude its just that people that make money keep their head down and keep making money

    If you open a thread like this you will get a load of teenage bedroom heroes talking about the millions they make

    this is a high traffic forum...the taxman is watching......even worse the wife is watching.....you will never get a correct answer.
     
  15. elecsho

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    hahaha. Yeah I sure wasn't talking about the forum I meant in real life.
     
  16. Duffers5000

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    in real life ? The only people I know that want to speak openly about their wealth are massive pricks. People with a bit of class conduct themselves differently
     
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    Only do it if you want a bruised eye.
     
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    Damn furious, you beat me to it. Literally, none of your business unless they open enough to tell you.
     
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  19. The-Truth

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    It's not even that rude as to how stupid that question is.


    Anyone who ask's that question immediatly writes off any credibility they may have had before.... why?


    Easy, because the people that ask that question are the equivalant of real life crack addicts.

    All the people who make money know this.

    People who ask "how much money do you make" will NEVER stop chasing money.

    Every shiny object promising them quick money, they will jump on. This will go on and on.

    They will keep sucking value and get ever so desperate to make that quick buck.

    It turns into making that quick buck by all means.




    So the people who make money, stay far away from the people who ask that question.

    They know that if they say how much they make, that person will be a never ending leech.

    Always asking questions, wanting everything spoon fed, wanting everything for free etc. etc.




    Don't focus on money and you will make money.

    Impact thousands in a positive way and you make thousands.

    Impact millions and you make millions.




    Forget about the money for a while, become your customers bitch and money will be a bystander because of the value you provide.
     
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