Happy Laugh and grow rich Day everyone!
When I first heard the title of this holiday I didn't know what it referred to at all so I had to do some research. It seems this weird & wacky holiday is about enjoying our daily jobs to the point that we can laugh each and every day and still make money while doing it. I don't think to many people can actually say they love their job to the point of laughing and growing rich do you? So the point of this holiday is to see the good points in your job and forget about the bad points in your job. Or another angle that is talked about is to "See the humor in your work no matter how bad the job is" and grow rich! So this holiday celebrates laughing and growing rich! gone-ta-pott.com
Origin of this Holiday
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. It is possible this holiday may of been created by the greeting card industry because we find reference to it on greeting card sites that say-
"Laugh And Grow Rich Day is celebrated in appreciation of the idea that people who enjoy work, performs better. Celebrate the day in style and wish your near and dear ones fun at work with these cool fun ecards"
This holiday is referred to as a "National" day- However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day. Even though we didn't, this is still a holiday that is publicized to celebrate. So enjoy the day and have fun with it.
We found recognition about this holiday from:
calendar sites and personal Internet sites that blog and share information about this holiday. Many of these blogs talk about their work and ask the question "Do people really enjoy their jobs?" In reading these blogs we find that an alarming number of people go to work every single day and hate every single minute of being there-
Definition of Wealth & being rich by: wikipedia
Did you know that The term 'wealth' was originally an adjective to describe the possession of great qualities? "In popular usage, wealth can be described as an abundance of items of economic value, or the state of controlling or possessing such items, usually in the form of money, real estate and personal property. An individual who is considered wealthy, affluent, or rich is someone who has accumulated substantial wealth relative to others in their society or reference group."
The Upper Class
The accumulation of wealth fosters a growth of power, which in turn creates privileges conducive to more wealth. Children of the upper class are socialized on how to manage this power and channel this privilege in many different forms such as gaining access to others' capital and to critical information. It is by accessing various edifices of information, associates, procedures and auspicious rules that the upper class are able to maintain their wealth and pass it along, and not necessarily because of an extreme work ethic.
The middle class
There is a distinct difference in views about wealth among the middle class compared to those of the upper class. Where the upper class beliefs focus on wealth, the middle class places a greater emphasis on income. The middle class views wealth as something for emergencies and it is seen as more of a cushion. This class is comprised of people that were raised with families that typically owned their own home, planned ahead and stressed the importance of education and achievement. They earn a significant amount of income and also have significant amounts of consumption. However there is very limited savings (deferred consumption) or investments, besides retirement pensions and homeownership. They have been socialized to accumulate wealth through structured, institutionalized arrangements. Without this set structure, asset accumulation would likely not occur.
The working class
The working class has fewer options for advancement and wealth accumulation than the upper and middle classes. This can be characterized as having limited income, unstable employment and an insignificant retirement pension account. Access to structured asset accumulation programs, such as retirement pensions, are not readily available to those in this class and as a result little of their earnings are actually saved or invested. Consequently, there is a limited financial cushion available in times of hardship such as a divorce or major illness. Just as their parents, children who lack assets are less likely to plan for the future.
The welfare class
Those with the least amount of wealth are the welfare poor. Wealth accumulation for this class is to some extent prohibited. People that receive AFDC transfers cannot own more than a trivial amount of assets, in order to be eligible and remain qualified for income transfers. Most of the institutions that the welfare poor encounter discourage any accumulation of assets.
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