Not suicide related, although the constant judgement when one is poor might be enough to feel that way.
Endless examples of what kind of judgments can occur:
Y: you, yourself
O: the other person
Y: sorry I can’t afford to go to a cafe for a coffee together with you
O thinks to themself ‘what a pathetic person, can’t even afford a coffee!’
Y does not look ‘rich’ enough, looks ‘poor’ =
Constant judgement from friends (if you have such) and family, and strangers who look down on you because of your appearance.
Y: sorry I can’t afford a day out with you
O thinks to themself ‘gosh, what a boring person!’
Y buys something that is deemed not necessary e.g. internet.
O: you’re poor. Poor people should only spend their money on the bare essentials. Poor people should never buy anything that they don’t need.
(NO-ONE says this crap to anyone who isn’t poor)
To the fellow poor, as difficult as it may be, yes you deserve to treat yourself, even if all you have enough for is the occasional chocolate bar.
NO you are not less of a human just because you don’t have much/any money, even though society conditions and tells us constantly that poor people are worthless trash/garbage.
Society is the one with the problem for judging people for how much money they have instead of the content of their character.
I personally don’t like money at all and hate that people need it to live, but let’s just see money as just a currency to pay for things with. But not something that defines someone.
So true. But to the people who say I waste money sometimes, I reply $40 is not going to take me out of poverty but it is going to assure me a nice treat