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Video Rich And Poor People Seek To Understand Each Other

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  • You know I have an obsession, basically with power,
  • and money is power, and you don't have a platform without that —
  • – And then he calls us when he wants to commit suicide. (Laughter)
  • You're gonna get , you're gonna get worn out. I'll tell you that's a dangerous place —
  • — Thank you sir. —
  • (Offscreen voice) The wall with the X on it, can I have all of my high income folks...
  • ...and on the other side my low income folks.
  • (Offscreen voice) "I think the opposite side judges me for the side that I stand on."
  • There is... there is judgment.
  • Society seems to
  • think that it's based on mental conditions,
  • alcohol abuse or drug abuse that we are in the streets whereas most of the times it's not.
  • I do feel judged by the other side because I feel like most people
  • have an innate, massive
  • inadequacy and insecurity within themselves
  • as they start as human beings.
  • So jealousy is a natural tendency mass majority of people have,
  • and that's the root of why they're not successful to begin with.
  • I don't think jealousy is natural law. I think we were all born exactly the same
  • and to say it's inherited I think is a bunch of BS.
  • It's all learned behavior, and I'm telling you if we took these people on that side
  • and they were trained to have different beliefs and judgments, they'd be wealthy as hell.
  • Every human being is incredible from the start.
  • That's a beautiful thought.
  • (Offscreen voice) Okay, bring in the disagreers.
  • I don't know, I guess I don't really spend that much time around people who are on the other side
  • so I don't feel like I know what they actually think about me.
  • There's enough open-minded people that do really well,
  • that's very kind, and so I don't feel like the other side judge me.
  • (Offscreen voice) "I would spend a day on the other side."
  • I sort of started on the other aisle.
  • I grew up sort of low-income neighborhoods, broken homes,
  • but for me that was something that kind of gave me that drive to want to achieve,
  • and to me I would say that that's been something that's been very helpful to me, so...
  • I just would like to see what it's like
  • to be on the other side for once, I would say.
  • I would like to learn from them.
  • I would help my mother
  • but it depends on what they're doing if it's illegal
  • or if it's something against my conscience I would step back.
  • I don't know how they got their money.
  • You know, once you attain financial security, whatever that means to you as individuals,
  • you realize it's all for nothing. It says it in the Bible: (Hebrew phrase) in Hebrew.
  • It means it's all for nothing.
  • The reality of why we do all we do is because we're looking to feel fulfilled.
  • And that's why I have no problem going back because fulfillment doesn't come from money.
  • (Offscreen voice) "I was scared to admit how much money I make."
  • A lot of times if you speak how much money you make
  • that's a great way to get sued and let people know you have something to get at.
  • So sometimes It's better off to not let people know
  • what you got.
  • I got the realization that...
  • Wait a minute, I'm supposed to work so hard in life
  • to get a job to marry a woman who wouldn't marry me if I didn't have that job...
  • ...so that's why? (Laughter)
  • I look at a lot of my Vietnamese pharmacist friends...
  • They boast this and that but I ask them a question:
  • If you didn't have that money and that job, would she still be with you?
  • She wouldn't, so...
  • (Laughter) Very true!
  • So I'm never afraid to tell people how much –
  • – That's 100% true. –
  • If someone really loves you, it's always enough.
  • If someone doesn't it'll never be enough.
  • And so I'm gonna just
  • tell people how much I make my whole life, and
  • that'll also weed out all the people I want no part of.
  • Most of my friends, or true friends... the best time we ever have
  • are, like, simple conversation like this.
  • (Offscreen voice) "Money is power."
  • Do you feel like money is power?
  • Yeah, and I've seen it.
  • In what way?
  • In the illegal ways.
  • I've seen it too.
  • It does, it works.
  • It is manifested power.
  • Is there a higher power, is there a higher spiritual level? Certainly, but in the level that we operate in,
  • yeah, I mean if you want to get something done
  • you need some sort of financial backing, you know, generally speaking.
  • Money is energy.
  • That's all it is. So in form it is power.
  • It's power to be used in a good way, or power to be used in a bad way.
  • Money will only amplify who you are as a person to a larger extent.
  • If you're a douchebag, you're gonna be a bigger douchebag. (Laughter)
  • If you're a sweetheart of a person, giving, you're gonna become more of a giving human being.
  • That's all that money is gonna do.
  • Might be a good idea to go talk to Gandhi. (Laughter)
  • Or maybe you want to talk to Mother Teresa.
  • The thing about power is, you speak something and it occurs.
  • Do you speak something, and does it happen,
  • and if you've got money, or if you don't have money,
  • basically the bottom line is, what is my purpose in life?
  • And am I — Boom! — having it happen?
  • All you got to do is look at somebody's life.
  • You can look at people's auras, all of us have a certain aura.
  • It's real obvious.
  • – Sure. –
  • And you know whether you're making a difference or not. You can't fool anybody.
  • (Offscreen voice) "I am satisfied with how much money I have right now."
  • Once you attain financial security, and I said this earlier,
  • it's just excess for me.
  • I'm 31, I probably reached financial security when I was like..
  • ...21, ten years ago.
  • Self-made, no daddy, no mommy, nobody.
  • And I was very fortunate
  • to recognize what success means,
  • the responsibility of success, and also what I want out of life.
  • Money doesn't motivate me anymore.
  • I didn't come here today to show off that I have money.
  • I came here because hopefully I'll learn something
  • that I didn't know yesterday,
  • and that I also could hope to maybe influence someone that didn't know something, the same.
  • Being wealthy is having no wants.
  • Yeah, I think I've got just about everything I need.
  • I'm pretending to have a lot more... don't need it.
  • Well, yeah for me it'll never be enough.
  • You know I have an obsession, basically, with power,
  • and money is power, and you don't have a platform without that.
  • So if you want to provide a positive message,
  • you need that power, and without money, you can't really have —
  • — But that's not gonna solve your innate problem of wanting more.
  • No, it's not, and I and I accept that at the door that I –
  • – It's like, you can say it about drugs. (Sniffs) Want another line.
  • You can say about a womanizer. You want another girl.
  • You can say it about anything that you have an obsession for, an abundance of, right?
  • — You're right. – So that's not the problem, but that's the why.
  • The money part is just the... vice.
  • But that's OK. I don't need to be okay.
  • I just need I need to be successful. I need to make things happen.
  • Do you really feel that? You really feel that,
  • I'm not gonna stop you obviously,
  • but all I can tell you is my opinion, and I can tell you this much,
  • it will never be enough, and the feeling you have will never go away,
  • and anxiety it will bring you in your life
  • will never make you happy.
  • And then he calls us when he wants to commit suicide. (Laughter)
  • You're gonna get worn out. I'll tell you that's a danger –
  • – No. No sir... –
  • I do think, though, that people that get stuck in that
  • totally over material perspective, that there is something missing inside.
  • And you might not see it, and that there might be a very big elaborate show and shiny things and beautiful women,
  • but I think somebody that has immature behavior patterns like that, I think it speaks to, you know, an inner vacancy,
  • I would say also.
  • I just feel like I haven't reached
  • where I want to be
  • financially, happiness wise... – That's cool. –
  • I'm just not sure what I want to do all the time and...
  • I was there, I'm sure he was there, everybody was there. You don't know what you're going. –
  • – I mean I'm okay, I understand why I'm at where I'm at, but –
  • –Like he's the exact opposite. He knows exactly where he's –
  • – I know I'm sick, I mean – (Laughter)
  • – No, not sick, I'm saying he's on a mission. That is a beautiful thing.
  • That level of energy, dedication, focus... – Yeah. –
  • That will attain mass loads of anything he puts his effort to.
  • (Offscreen voice) "I am grateful for the life I live."
  • I am, because every day I'm able to get up in the morning, I'm alive...
  • There are certain situations, rapes, shootings...
  • Everything out there that, you know, has occurred,
  • to me, to other people.
  • I'm blessed and I'm [grateful] to be alive, because we don't know when our time's gonna be up.
  • That's 100% true.
  • That puts it in perspective right there, I mean,
  • I think about where I came from,
  • things that I take for granted now that I never would have imagined at a younger age.
  • But like you said the core blessing is to be alive.
  • A lot of people wake up with, 'what am I gonna eat?' – Yeah –
  • 'Where am I gonna go?'
  • 'What's this person gonna try to do to me?'
  • It's a fucked up, 'scuse my French, state of mind.
  • So I'm extremely grateful that I'm on the giving side of things,
  • that I have the ability to share and not to take, necessarily.
  • I have true friends and ... I live a very very simple life, and
  • anyone who comes to my life who wants to stay in my life
  • are very simple and very loving at the same time.
  • I have nothing really to complain about beside the fact that I want to do more,
  • but even that is like a blessing itself because I have the opportunity to try and do those things –
  • – It's 'cause of America, buddy, it's the best country in the world. (Laughter)
  • Look, at the end of your life
  • are you a much more loving person than at the beginning your life, or even at the end of this discussion?
  • I feel so, I feel I've grown a lot and learned –
  • – It's been a privilege speaking with everyone – – Likewise –
  • – ... The most important thing is love. How much do you love at the end of your life compared to the beginning?
  • – Thank you. – – I think that's true. – – Thank you. – (Laughter)
  • (Offscreen voice) That's it, that's the last question, guys. Appreciate –
  • – Thank you very much –
  • – Hi! – – Very nice meeting you! – – That's a pretty good hug you got there. – –Thank you. –
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