Noctudeit t1_j9fac51 wrote

Everything is relative. Walmart making $11B is different than the mom & pop shop making $11B. For some context, for every dollar you spend at Walmart the company keeps only 1.8 cents. The rest goes to pay for goods, facilities, staff, taxes, etc. Plus, much of the net profit is retained for future growth, and any dividends paid out are divided among hundreds of millions of investors.


Noctudeit t1_j8nq1ez wrote

Rent is not a "burden". That word implies that it is imposed by some external entity. Rent is the satisfaction of your fundamental need for shelter just like food is satisfaction of your fundamental need of nourishment. Do you consider yourself "burdened" by the fact that your body needs to eat/breathe/excrete?