Money on the mind

Syn.Ther. (@luna) 8 years, 9 months ago

Science can explain a lot of things that I’ve always wondered about (go, science!). In this case, it explains what I’ve known for a long time but been unable to quite understand: Why do some folks who have a lot more money than others seem to be less nice and more evil to everyone around them?

At 0:50, someone actually takes candy from babies. No, really. At 3:00, we start to see the science unfold before our eyes. Entire management courses could — and should — be taught with the bit starting at 4:40. (by Brandon Weber)

http://www.upworthy.com/take-two-normal-people-add-money-to-just-one-of-them-and-watch-what-happens-next

November 3, 2013 at 2:51 pm
Kello (83) (@Kello) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

Hahaha that is crazy.

I think money can be seen as the crystallization of our will to have property, be more materially powerful than what we consider to be separated from ourselves, and in that sense it’s really an evil tool to reinforce our ego. Now since the ego is what convinces us of the fact that we’re so separated from everything else including everybody else, having it become so insanely powerful due to crazy amounts of money and property might lead rich people to being more evil or at least less caring about other people.

I mean, kindness, generosity, altruism, it doesn’t make any sense for a purely materialistic being unable to think that he actually IS the others, that there is not that much separation between things and people. You wouldn’t be nice to somebody if it didn’t positively affected you, because you know that there is a connection between people that makes you able to feel happiness through somebody else, thanks to empathy :)

Generosity is actually individualistic, if you consider that the only possible individual being is Everything, The Universe, God, whatever. The only one lies in infinity.

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Kello (83) (@Kello) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

Also this.

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Ray Butler (1,423)M (@trek79) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

Bump

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