What does wealth mean to you

Three questions for ... - Children's statements about "poor", "rich" and ...

Tina (9 years)
Athens, Greece

What does wealth mean to you?
That's when the parents have jobs and can afford a house and food. And travel too.

What does poverty mean?
That's when you have no heating, no coat, no crayons, and no exercise books for school.

What is your wish for Christmas?
I want to go to Norway when I grow up. I will take my family with me.

 

Sharon (14 years)
Kampala, Uganda

What does wealth mean to you?
These are people who can afford anything, they drive cars and live in expensive hotels.

What does poverty mean?
When you have nothing to eat and can't buy clothes. And when it rains through the roof.

What is your wish for Christmas?
I want a job later, preferably as a surgeon. Biology is my favorite subject.

 

Pedro Zan (12 years)
Buenos Aires, Argentina

What does wealth mean to you?
For me, being rich means a lot of work and a lot of free time.

What does poverty mean?
For me, poverty is not wanting to work, or not being able to work even though you can work.

What is your wish for Christmas?

I hope that there won't be so many poor people in Argentina who have to beg on the streets.

 

Matwej (8 years)
Gerodez, Russia

What does wealth mean to you?
When you have a lot of money, you are the richest person in the world and you are always satisfied. If you are not greedy and give money to the poor.

What does poverty mean?
When you are little and already drink and smoke. When you can't afford what you want

What do you wish for Christmas or New Years?
I would like to have several toy cars and that I will have a family as a surprise for the New Year. And a chocolate.

 

William (6 years)
Washington D.C., USA

What does wealth mean to you?
Money. Gold. And jewels. Anyone who has a house and a car is rich.

What does poverty mean?
When someone has no house, no food, no money. I would help them and give something away. Or buy something in the store.

What is your wish for Christmas?
I can't tell you that. That's a secret. Otherwise I won't get it.

 

Konstantin G. (11 years)
Moscow, Russia

What does wealth mean to you?
When you have expensive jewelry, for example with diamonds that you can sell.

What does poverty mean?

Poverty is when you have to wear the same things every day, when you can't buy toys and you have hardly any water.

What do you wish for the new year celebrations?
A toy man that you can pull on a screw and then fly high into the air.

 

Karen (9 years)
Tokyo, Japan

What does wealth mean to you?
Who is rich is someone. These are important people who have a big house. And sometimes a round bed. Maybe a maid too.

What does poverty mean?
Poor people have nothing to eat, the homeless for example. Sometimes they look for food in the trash cans.

What do you want for New Years?
A Tamagochi P’s

 

Labrianna (10 years)
Athens, Greece

What does wealth mean to you?
Wealth is a good thing.

What does poverty mean?
Poverty is a bad thing.

What is your wish for Christmas?
I wish to fly to America to the Harry Potter Castle.

 

Romi (10 years)
Tel Aviv, Israel

What does wealth mean to you?
Those who have a lot of money are often not happy and think too much about themselves.

What does poverty mean?
Poor is someone who has little and perhaps lives on the street. Sometimes the poor have done something bad and then deserve it. But there are also people who are happy even though they are poor.

What do you wish for Hanukkah? (the Jewish Festival of Lights in December)
That there is peace, just that, nothing else.

 

Celal (9 years)
Izmit, Turkey

What does wealth mean to you?
Wealth doesn't mean money or anything. That is not important. If you are always happy, healthy and happy, you are rich. This is my opinion.

What does poverty mean?
If you are without friends, do nothing all day, have no occupation and no interests, then you are poor.

What do you wish for the next Bayram?

I do not wish anything. I want to be a scientist later, a physicist. I want to look at the moon.

 

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