1 Tosha DerrickSocial Butterfly Asked: June 11, 20212021-06-11T13:47:11+01:00 2021-06-11T13:47:11+01:00In: Communication Why do poor people always try to appear rich with expensive stuff? 1 What is the idea behind poor folks trying to appear rich with expensive stuff? Share Facebook 2 Answers Voted Oldest Recent Alba Dockery Social Butterfly 2021-06-13T08:26:24+01:00Added an answer on June 13, 2021 at 8:26 am I think it is due to the mentality most of them have, some of them were raised believing it takes money to make money and you have to fake it until you make it, and the rest of them are just ‘wanna-bees’, trying to keep up with the Joneses’. What they both usually lack is a well thought out business plan. Certain poor people either do not want to be discriminated or they just want to fool themselves. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Best Answer Kathey Reich Social Butterfly 2021-06-13T09:09:32+01:00Added an answer on June 13, 2021 at 9:09 am The act of masking poverty is a very common phenomenon that is present everywhere, irrespective of the city. It is largely caused by the society, how people view the poor and the rich. Perhaps if the elite stops judging the impoverished of society by their own standard, and tries to empathize with the psychological effects of financial pressure and uncertainty, they can better understand the financial decisions of the poor. Society, and poor people themselves, might realize that their lifestyles are actually more resourceful, that they do not often waste money on things that they don’t need, and that they have deep bonds with their family and neighbours which enrich their lives. Without experiencing so much external pressure to save face, poor people might be able to regain their self-respect and pursue more sustainable methods of evading poverty. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerLeave an answerCancel reply Attachment Select file Browse Featured image Select file Browse Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.