r/unpopularopinion May 04 '21

The people who most strongly advocate against capitalism are the ones who have already profited so much off of it.

Living in NYC, you see a bunch of people who hate capitalism for whatever reason. A majority of those that do tend to be born as upper middle class women which doesn’t make sense to me. For starters, most of these people come from well-off backgrounds with parents who are lawyers, doctors, businessmen etc who are most certainly participants within the stock market. Due to this, growing up they’re often able to have the luxury of affording the best education possible and usually don’t have to worry about money. I guess somewhere along the line the thought process shifts while attending one of those elite undergraduate schools due to all of the debt that is acquired which is no ones fault but their own. No one forced you to pursue a low-paying career while also taking out a boatload of debt to go to a prestigious undergrad so you can feel superior to everyone else. They end up adopting this kind of victim mentality where anyone who works in a high paying job like finance is automatically a bad person. Theres a good portion of people in these careers who work long, hard hours in order to improve their lives and the lives of their future families, but they end up being demonized because of this smart career choice. Do they not realize that the same people they demonize for contributing to a capitalistic society are also their own family members who at one point started from the very bottom as well? Their entire upbringing has been centered around capitalism and now that they’re struggling due to the life choices that have been made, they expect society to shift in order to cater to them.

Edit: The title still stands as correct. The paragraph is catered towards large metropolitan cities, specifically NYC, but you’ll find these people in every city.


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u/postcardmap45 May 04 '21

Yes exactly this. OP thinks you should be punished for not wanting to work in a field that doesn’t interest you


u/[deleted] May 04 '21

OPs opinion isn’t so much unpopular as dystopian.


u/postcardmap45 May 04 '21

Very dystopian sadly :/


u/k2_electric_boogaloo May 04 '21

It's also completely missing the point that many people who take lower paying jobs that interest them are critical to a healthy and functioning society, like teachers and social workers. Not everyone can (or should) be paid strictly based on the profit they bring.


u/postcardmap45 May 04 '21

Exactly! It’s wild that after a whole year and months people cried about supporting “essential workers” but now as things are kinda going back to normal, these jobs aren’t deserving of respect. IMO tho jobs that uphold the social fabric like teachers and such should be paid very well...the pandemic rly showed how critical these jobs are


u/Dirkdeking May 04 '21

Not punished. If their isn't much demand for the field you work in people won't be willing to pay you as much for your service, no malign intent involved.